Sterile Processing Technician II (1.0 FTE, Evenings)

Category: Facilities, Food Services, Housekeeping, Nursing Assistants and Technicians
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Evenings
Req: 14953
FTE: 1

United Health Workers

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Evening Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Sterile Processing (SP) Technician II is responsible for supporting the operations of the Sterile Processing Department of the hospital. The Sterile Processing Technician II will participate in the all activities/duties of the Department by following policy and procedure for the decontamination, assembly, sterilization and storage of all patient care instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Must be able to assemble all types of instrument sets and may work in sterile cores of the Operating rooms. Participates in the departmental patient safety and performance improvement initiatives. Performs related duties as assigned, including possibly relieving the Lead Sterile Processing Tech.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Assists with training of new staff.

  • Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains inventory.

  • Follows Hospital Safety and Infection Prevention policy and guidelines for self, patients, visitors and employees.

  • Maintains professional behavior and appearance.

  • Maintains professional self-development by participating in educational opportunities available both internally and externally.

  • Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician or Supervisor.

  • Participates in and complies with departmental and institutional regulatory requirements, policy and procedure pertaining to: quality control, quality assurance, and preventive maintenance. Actively participates in quality improvement issues with appropriate monitoring and documentation.

  • Participates in Hospital Departmental Committees and Task Forces as requested.

  • Performs duties by following the policy and procedures of the hospital and the Sterile Processing Department. Works collaboratively with peers to achieve departments goals and organizations vision.

  • Performs technical tasks while conforming to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, assemble, sterilize and distribute supplies and instrumentation within the applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including the Joint Commission.

  • Prepares assigned shift work report of activity and apprises Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician or Supervisor of issues and needs.

  • Promotes a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: Certified Registered Central Services Tech (CRCST) or Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) .

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Ability to clean, sterilize, assemble, and store medical supplies and equipment according to established standards and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.

  • Ability to follow policies and procedures regarding all aspects of an assignment including basic arithmetic and inventory calculations.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.

  • Knowledge of and experience with surgical instrumentation, sterilization practices, and surgical supplies and case cart assembly.

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology; sterilization methods and equipment, supply distribution, storage and inventory control.

  • Knowledge of surgical instrument processing, including the assembly of complex surgical instrument sets in all services.

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.