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Sterile Processing Technician

Job ID: 81835
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Evening
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Attention Sterile Processing Technicians. Are you looking for your next adventure? Do you believe each patient deserves safe, evidence-based, and compassionate care? If so, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Oregon is the place for you!

RiverBend is a level II trauma center located alongside the beautiful McKenzie River, with 25 state-of-art surgery suites performing ortho, neuro, vascular, thoracic, general, plastics, ENT, eye, GYN, GU, robotics, and open heart procedures. Situated only minutes away from the University of Oregon, Springfield is a short drive from mountains, beaches, forests and the Oregon wine country. Offering a great combination of living near the city while taking in the fresh air and plush greenery of the Pacific Northwest.

Join a professional sterile processing team in a modern, full service department. The RiverBend sterile processing department is responsible for supporting surgery, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, labor and delivery, plus scores of community clinics. Our technicians perform every step of the process from dirty to clean providing the highest level of care to hundreds of patients a day.

PeaceHealth offers a competitive compensation package with wages ranging from $21.90 – $32.50 plus shift differential, bonus pay for advanced certifications, retirement matching funds, medical, dental, and vison coverage, tuition reimbursement, generous time off, and private gym facility. You’ll start with an extensive training period on the day shift with skilled preceptors, up to five months of training as needed, and then you’ll join the evening or night shift team for your new career at Sacred Heart RiverBend.

Take a look at PeaceHealth’s Sterile Processing Department - https://youtu.be/O03htJ_Z7uQ

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

DETAILS OF THE POSITION:

  • You will be responsible for operating autoclaves and other equipment to clean, decontaminate and sterilize instruments and equipment, including power equipment as applicable. Also responsible for inspecting and assembling instruments, trays and packs.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

WHAT YOU BRING:

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Experience

  • Preferred: Completion of a National Central Service Technician course and/or six months experience as a Sterile Process Technician

Credentials

  • Required within 1 Year: Natl Sterile Processing/Distribution Certification from IAHCSMM, CBSPD or other nationally recognized certifying body 

Skills

  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications. (Required)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications. (Required)
  • A minimum of three (3) months’ experience as a Sterile Processing Technician required or three (3) month’s experience as a Veterinary Technician, Dental Technician, Surgical Support Aide, or other medical related technician role whose responsibilities included cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing surgical instrumentation.

Working Conditions

Lifting

  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.
  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment, frequently.
  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 5 lbs.
  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 10 lbs. force.
  • Reaching frequently.
  • Squat/ kneel occasionally.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.

Mental/Visual

  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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