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Sterile Processing Technician - Endoscopy Outpatient Lab

Job ID: 27510
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician - Endoscopy Outpatient Lab for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $17.61, more depending on experience.

Come join our team in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

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Bellingham, WA is the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, urban living, strong schools, great shopping & cuisine, and so much more! These amenities are surrounded by incredible scenery, from the sea to the mountains and the rainforest, making this community an amazing place to live. Acclaimed for its small-city flavor and the home of Western Washington University, Whatcom Community College and Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham has a robust art, music and cultural scene while boasting 65 miles of inner-urban trails to explore, pristine lakes, forests, saltwater beaches, and snow-covered peaks - there are unlimited opportunities for breathtaking hikes, relaxing camping trips, water activities, bird watching, snow sports, and scenic drives!  

Experience small-city flavor and join our dedicated team! Located 90 minutes north of Seattle and 30 minutes south of British Columbia, Canada, this idyllic city has been rated as one of America's most desirable communities by Money, Outside, Kiplinger, Forbes, and National Geographic magazines. Head to Mount Baker for a day in the snow. Tour the San Juan Islands by sea kayak or sailboat. Trek the North Cascades on foot. Stay in town to explore the shops and cafes of historic Fairhaven and Downtown and then catch a show at Mount Baker Theater – you can do it all in Bellingham!  

PeaceHealth has been serving the communities of northwest Washington since 1890. 

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is a 253-bed, two-campus hospital providing a Level II Trauma Center and a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. PeaceHealth's Whatcom Region also includes the comprehensive heart care services of the Cardiovascular Center at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center as well as the primary and specialty care provided by PeaceHealth Medical Group.  

JOB SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise designated)

EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

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

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Certification from IAHCSMM, CBSPD, or other nationally recognized certifying body required within one year of hire.
  • If working in PHMG Ambulatory Surgery Center in Bellingham:
    • In lieu of above certification must have: Course completion and current Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor certification by the Certification Board for Sterile Process and Distribution (CBSPD)

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications in English required.

COMMUNITY/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

PHMG Ambulatory Surgery Center - Bellingham:

  • Additional Essential Functions:
    • May also perform the responsibilities of a Patient Access Rep (PAR) 50% of the time. (Please refer to PAR job profile for Essential Functions).
    • May transport patients utilizing escort or wheeled transport equipment.
  • Other requirements:
    • Six months’ experience as a Sterile Processing Technician or Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor preferred.
    • One year of medical office or related experience required.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology and CPT/ICD-10 coding preferred.
    • Knowledge of insurance process and regulations preferred.
    • Must be able to manage conflict effectively and professionally.
    • Excellent time management skills with an emphasis on meeting time sensitive deadlines.
    • Good customer service skills and good interpersonal skills.

PHMG 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.

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.

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.  

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