Lead Sterile Processing Technician- Sterile Processing
Full Time, 80 hours per pay period, Shifts vary
Some On Call Required
Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. For 2020-21 Parkwest received recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Top 10” hospitals in Tennessee.
The Sterile Processing Department is a fast paced environment serves multiple specialties for patient care. To be a successful SPD Technician, individuals need to be able to multi task, critically think, and be very detail oriented; and have a good working knowledge of a variety of sterilization techniques and be able to work with fragile equipment. SPD technicians’ roles effect patient care and outcomes. This role is recognized by the state of Tennessee and healthcare professionals and therefore does require certification upon completion of requirements set by CBSPD and/or IASCHM.
Responsibilities include the following:
Under the direction of department leadership, responsible for the proper decontamination, inspection, assembly, and high level disinfection and sterilization of surgical instruments. Operates processing equipment. Requires proficiency in instrument decontamination and assembly and knowledge of the sterilization methods available and which method is appropriate in correlation with the devices that are to be processed. They must be proficient in surgical case picking as well as endoscopy reprocessing. Serves as shift lead technician.
If you have any questions please contact Recruiter Jennifer Gordon || 865-374-8107 || jgordon2@CovHlth.com
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of surgical instrument or instrument technician experience. Experience in on-boarding, orientation, training and mentorship of new staff to all areas of sterile processing.
Licensure Requirement: IAHCSMM (International Association for Healthcare Material Management) as a Certified Registered Sterile Processing Technician (CRCST) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing Technicians) as a Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) certification. Also, a secondary certification is required through IAHCSMM (International Association for Healthcare Material Management) as a Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) within 90 days of hire or promotion into the position.
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