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Sterile Processing Technician - $17-25 per hour

Company: Banner Health
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Banner Health is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician for a job in Phoenix, Arizona.Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Sterile Processing Technician
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: StaffPrimary City/State:Phoenix, ArizonaDepartment Name: Sterile Processing Dept-HospWork Shift: EveningJob Category:Clinical SupportThe future is full of possibilities. At Banner Health, we're excited about what the future holds for health care. That's why we're changing the industry to make the experience the best it can be. Our team has come together with the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better.-- The future of health care starts here. If you're ready to change lives, we want to hear from you. Apply today.Banner Health was named to Fortune's America's Most Innovative Companies list for the second year in a row for 2024 and named Most Trustworthy Companies in America by Newsweek. We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to the latest health care advancements and excellent patient care.Being part of the SPD team puts you in an environment that supports patient care and allows you to continue to grow within the Banner family.--You will provide services in the decontamination and sterile processing areas whenever monitoring of sterilizers is needed. In this role, you will perform duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.SHIFT DETAILSEmployment Type: Full timeHours per Week: 40HRSShift: Monday-Friday 2:30 PM- 11 PMOn Call: rotating call requirements for weekends and holidaysThis position Demonstrates accountability for operating room readiness ensuring sterile surgical instrumentation and disposable supplies are complete and ready for a procedure prior to the preceding patient leaving to the operating room. Responsible for the proper care and handling of all general and specialty instrumentation including the cleaning, decontamination, disassemble/reassembly, quality assurance, instrument identification, set assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of surgical instrumentation for PeriOp Services, hospital departments, and clinics.Banner Estrella Medical Center is a 317-bed acute care hospital providing a full range of health care services to the fast growing communities of west Phoenix. Opened in 2005, this is an innovative, fully electronic facility that features electronic medical records, computerized physician order entry, digital radiography, sophisticated ICU monitoring and much more. In fact, we've been named one of the "ten most innovative hospitals in the country" by Newsweek Magazine and are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of Phoenix's Best Hospitals. The hospital is also designed to provide a soothing, healing atmosphere for both patients and their family members. We encourage the use of such therapies as pet therapy, aromatherapy, spiritual care and Reiki Therapy.POSITION SUMMARYThis position performs as an integral part of the OR team with limited supervision. Demonstrates accountability for operating room readiness ensuring sterile surgical instrumentation and disposable supplies are complete and ready for a procedure prior to the preceding patient leaving the operating room. Responsible for the proper care and handling of all general and specialty instrumentation including the cleaning, decontamination, disassemble/reassembly, quality assurance, instrument identification, set assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of surgical instrumentation for PeriOp Services, hospital departments, and clinics. This position requires well manner communications and the ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Provides decontamination and sterile processing support to PeriOp Services, ED, ICU, hospital wide departments, and clinics both on and off campus, and ambulatory surgery centers. Provides various levels of service for the management of sterile surgical instrumentation and disposable patient care supplies. Support may-or-may-not include, decontamination of surgical instruments, assembly/sterilization, sterile instrument storage, partial or complete case cart support, OR core tech support and high-level disinfection.2. Responsible for the decontamination, assembly, and packaging of surgical instruments following established protocols, instructions for use (IFU) as well as performs required quality assurance, repairs, reassembly, documentation, sterility handling, and storage of specialized surgical instruments. Maintains required sterilization logs and quality assurance records relating to all equipment associated for the purpose of decontamination, HLD disinfection, and sterilization.3. Ability to identify interpret the surgical schedule and medical terminology as it pertains to procedures requiring sterile surgical instrumentation and disposable supplies. Able to address and communicate special needs to minimize delays to surgery. Responds to emergent calls from the Operating Room and performs preliminary investigations. Determines priority level of instrumentation requests and other hospital needs. Directs services in a competent and professional manner while assuring OR priorities are completed in a timely manner4. Able to differentiate surgical instrumentation that is surgery owned, consignment/loaner, hospital depart, surgeon, ambulatory surgery center, and clinics both on and off campus. Completes necessary tracking of surgical instruments with a paper log sheet or computer process for instrumentation leaving the area. Reports needed replacement of surgical instruments to maintain the inventory and support readiness of sets.------ 5. Utilizes specialized equipment for the decontamination, high-level disinfection, and sterilization of surgical instrumentation according to the device and equipment manufacturer's recommendations and hospital policy. Operates steam and hydrogen peroxide sterilizers of various sizes with the potential of operating ethylene oxide sterilizers where available. Operates automated surgical instrument washers, ultrasonics, flush pumps, and cart washers to include high-level disinfectors where supported.---- 6. Operates various quality assurance testing equipment associated to flexible endoscopic scopes, transesophageal ultrasound probes, and electro-surgical insulation defect detector for laparoscopic and energy provided surgical instrumentation. Utilizes heat detection devices to allow steam sterilized surgical instrumentation to be released for use without risking burns to staff and patients. Operates demagnetizers of stainless-steel instruments for ophthalmic and delicate cardiac surgical instrumentation for safe use on patients. Utilizes various borescope devices to inspect inner channels of lumened surgical instrumentation and flexible scopes.7. Maintains a clean and safe environment by adhering to Standard Precautions and Infection Control practices. Staff follow protocols for proper donning of personnel protective equipment (PPE) while completing the decontamination process referencing IFU's supplied by the manufacturers.8. Maintain flexibility to rotate shifts and adjust hours as needed, maintain a work record of regular attendance, timely arrivals, and departures, maintain professional appearance appropriate to position and function. --MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.Requires current national certification as an SPD Technician andrelevant experience with sterilizing instruments which qualifies the candidate for the national certification exam or certified registration.Must have mechanical aptitude with the ability to break down moving parts, clean, lubricate and reassemble, problem solve incomplete trays and missing instrumentation and have effective organizational, communication and human relation skills.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSInstruments management tracking system.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/VeteransOur organization supports a drug-free work environment.Privacy PolicyBanner Health Job ID #R4379485. Posted job title: certified sterile processing technicianAbout Banner HealthAbout Banner HealthBanner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in thecountry and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all thecommunities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary carehealth centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, ourskilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to makehealth care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, careeropportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Bannerjourney unique and fulfilling for every employee.
    Our MissionBanner's nonprofit mission statement serves as the foundational language forour organization. "Making health care easier, so life can be better." Thismission statement focuses everyone in the organization on a singular purpose- excellent patient care. In addition, our mission guides decision making,defines organizational behavior, set the standards for our day-to-day work,and drives performance.
    Our DiversityAt Banner Health, we value and celebrate equity, diversity and inclusion bypromoting and cultivating a culturally rich workforce honored to serve, supportand provide services to our diverse communities. We respect and value thevarious backgrounds and differences among our team members that allowsthem to be who they are. We believe leveraging these unique perspectives,experiences and talents not only enhances our Banner family, but supportsour effectiveness and success as an organization. With a strong focus on ourtalent, culture and community, we provide opportunities internally andexternally through:
    --- Programs focusing on our talent pipeline.
    --- Team Member Resource Groups that offer team member development,community outreach, and resources for well-being.
    --- Diversity, equity and inclusion education available through facilitator ledvirtual platforms.
    --- Collaborating with community partners to bring accurate healthinformation and resources to our underserved communities.
    --- Focusing on health disparities and social determinants of health.Benefits
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Medical benefits
    • Dental benefits
    • Vision benefits
    • Health Care FSA
    • Discount program
    • 401k retirement plan
    • Health savings account

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