Lahey Health Lead Instrument Technician - Full time - Evenings in Burlington, Massachusetts
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Position Summary: Supports and assists the SPD Supervisor in providing 24-hour operations of the Central Sterile area. Under the direction of the SPD Supervisor and within established departmental and hospital policies and procedures, coordinates various functions involved in the pick up, assembly, processing, storage and distribution of various reprocess and disposable items and/or equipment. The SPD Tech III functions as lead worker to Sterile Processing Technicians to ensure sterile processing function operates effectively in the absence of a Supervisor.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Licensure, Certification, Registration: . CRCST /CSPDT Certification required
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Requires a minimum of 3 years prior experience collecting, cleaning, decontaminating, packing, and storing sterile instruments. Knowledge of integrated processes, techniques, and workflows of sterile processing instrumentation and equipment. Knowledge of surgical services intra-department workflows, including ambulatory departments. Exhibit critical thinking skills when cleaning and maintaining surgical instrumentation and hospital equipment. Exhibit excellent customer service skills when providing services to multiple department customers. Demonstrated ability to safely operate area specific equipment, including, but not limited to: sterilizers, cart washers and sonic cleaners. Demonstrated understanding of department policies and the rationale behind sterile procedure. Basic computer skills preferred. Must demonstrate knowledge of sterilization techniques. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in a group setting. Able to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to recognize malfunctions of instruments and equipment and decides on the proper course of action to pursue. Must be able to function in a fast paced environment. Ability to read, comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively overall.
Experience: Three to five years of experience as an Sterile Processing Technician in a healthcare setting.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.
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