The role of a Sterile Processing Technician is to perform decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. We are willing to train motivated, accountable and dedicated individuals who want to learn a new profession in a highly sought-after role in the healthcare field as they work towards obtaining the CRCST certification(Certified Registered Central Service Technician). Our Sterile Processing Technicians play a critical role in patient safety, infection prevention and health care quality. The environment of sterile processing is extremely fast-paced and exciting. Successful technicians work well under pressure, excel at multi-tasking and remain focused and detailed oriented in a busy, team-oriented atmosphere. This role can lead to other exciting opportunities in Surgical Services and other areas of healthcare.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Ability to read, write and perform arithmetic calculations in order to complete records, charges and logs; basic knowledge of biology to understand infection control and medical terminology; and general educational development necessary to comprehend and implement complex procedures related to instrument sterilization and packaging at a level normally acquired through completion of a high school education.
Knowledge of instrument decontamination, sterilization and packaging procedures; and ability to identify large variety of instruments and patient care equipment at a level normally acquired through twelve months on-the-job training.
Manual dexterity necessary to grasp and handle a variety of small, delicate instruments and sound eye-hand coordination in order to adjust and assemble instruments and equipment.
Physical abilities necessary to walk and stand almost constantly and to frequently lift and carry trays and supplies weighing up to twenty-five pounds.
Communication skills necessary to work well with others and respond to requests from internal and external customers.
As part of our Commuter Choice Program we offer FREE bus trips to our employees traveling on the Greater Portland Metro (including BREEZ and HUSKY lines), South Portland Bus Service, and ShuttleBus-ZOOM. Our program is designed to support employee transportation needs, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality in the great Portland region!