PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician for a full-time position at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington. **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus!** This is a 1.00 FTE working 8-hour Day shifts, 40 hours per week. We offer:
- A $5000 sign-on bonus.
- Hourly compensation starts at $20.75, more depending on experience, plus a $2.00/hr evening shift differential
- A comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement and a successful wellness program that has helped position PeaceHealth as the #1 Healthiest Employer in WA.
- A mission driven culture that consistently demonstrates its core values of Respect for Individual Human Dignity and Worth, Stewardship, Collaboration and Social Justice.
Southwest Washington Medical Center is a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital that is part of PeaceHealth, a non-profit mission driven healthcare system. Located just across the river from the Portland [Oregon] metropolitan area, Vancouver is a great location where you can enjoy big city life or the serene countryside, with an abundance of recreational and cultural activities.
Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.
- Responsible for operating autoclaves and other equipment to clean, decontaminate and sterilize instruments and equipment, including power equipment as applicable.
- Responsible for the coordination, assembly and distribution of supplies, equipment, and instruments for surgical cases.
- Re-stocking inventory.
- Cleaning, decontaminating, disassembling and sterilizing instruments and supplies.
- Operate a variety of sterilization equipment.
- Clean and maintain department equipment.
QUALIFICATIONS(Required unless otherwise designated)
- A minimum of three (3) months’ experience as a Sterile Processing Technician required or one of the following will be considered:
- Three (3) month’s experience as a Veterinary Technician, Dental Technician, Surgical Support Aide or or other medical related technician role whose responsibilities included cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing surgical instrumentation.
- Completion of a Sterile Processing Technician Course
- CRCST/CBSPD certified.
- Certification from IAHCSMM, CBSPD, or other nationally recognized certifying body required within one year of hire
- Basic computer skills & demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications in English required
SOUTHWEST PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:
- Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time with ability to push and pull carts exceeding 100 lbs. unassisted at times.
- Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.
- Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants extreme cold or heat sharp instruments or, dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
- Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
- Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift; ability to stoop and bend consistently without restrictions.
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.
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