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Baystate Health Sterile Processing Technician in Greenfield, Massachusetts

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Baystate Health, a nationally recognized leader in healthcare quality and safety, and home to Baystate Franklin Medical Center is looking for a Sterile Processing Technician to join our Surgical Services team in Greenfield, MA !

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Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC) is an 89-bed community hospital in Greenfield, MA. Rooted in a rich tradition of service and accountability to the people of Franklin County, North Quabbin, and surrounding communities. BFMC services include emergency, surgery, cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, and more.

  • More than 200 physicians on active and courtesy staff

  • More than 24,000 Emergency Department visits annually

  • More than 400 babies delivered each year in The Birthplace – a progressive, midwife-driven service.

  • Training site for the Family Medicine residency, and for residents in emergency medicine, surgery, and obstetrics programs based at Baystate Medical Center

  • Franklin Medical Center joined Baystate Health in 1986

Rooted in a rich tradition of 125 years of service and accountability, our highly skilled team is committed to advancing care with our state-of-the art facilities and technology. Baystate Franklin houses a $26 million surgical center and the talented surgical teams of the Baystate Health network. Our spacious pre-surgery, recovery, and family waiting areas offer privacy and comfort with natural light, healing gardens, and other amenities. Our multidisciplinary approach gives you access to specialists from across the Baystate Health system, offering comprehensive and collaborative medical treatments close to home.

SCHEDULE:

  • 36 hours per week

  • Day shift (variable start time based on departmental needs)

  • Four 9-hour shifts a week.

  • Monday – Friday

  • On-Call component after hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays (with shift differential pay)

LOCATION :

  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center

  • Greenfield, MA

  • Onsite parking

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BY JOB LEVEL:

Sterile Processing Technician I

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Must obtain CBSPD and/or HSPA certification within 18 months of hire.

  • Previous experience in sterile processing or perioperative environment preferred.

Sterile Processing Technician II

  • HS diploma or GED or graduate of a Sterile Processing Technician program

  • CBSPD and/or HSPA certification required.

  • 1 year experience in the sterile processing department or entry level surgical technician

Sterile Processing Technician III

  • HS diploma or GED or graduate of a Sterile Processing Technician program

  • CBSPD and/or HSPA certification required.

  • 2 years minimum of work experience as a Sterile Processing Technician.

THE ADVANTAGES OF WORKING WITH BAYSTATE!

  • Excellent Compensation High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Generous PTO – up to 25 days in the first year, with scheduled earned increases

  • Continuing education support and reimbursement

  • First Time Home Buyers Financial Packages

  • Farm Share Memberships

  • 403b retirement company match & annual company contribution increase based on years of service.

  • Free money coach advice from a certified professional

  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health.

  • Pet, home, auto and personal insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Reimbursement for a variety of wellbeing activities, included but limited to gym membership and equipment, personal trainer, massage and so much more!

  • Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health.

  • Onsite parking

Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ only academic center and tertiary care provider has a long and proud tradition of continuous learning and improvement. We educate and train hundreds of healthcare workers every year and advance knowledge about new approaches to care. At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. We are committed to increasing diverse representation across our organization. Together our inspired and compassionate teams manage the whole health needs of all communities in need.

We strive to be the place where we can help you build the career you deserve – apply today – YOU belong at Baystate!

OUR COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY:

We offer competitive total compensation packages that include pay, benefits, and other recognition programs for our employees. Our compensation offers consider a wide range of factors including knowledge/skills; relevant experience and training; education/certifications/licensure; and other business and organizational factors. Compensation offers do not include our comprehensive benefits package and any incentive payments that may be applicable to this role.

For more information, please visit us online at: baystatehealthjobs.com or interact with us socially at facebook.com/BaystateCareers or on Twitter @BaystateCareers

All correspondence can be directed to:

Cole Courtemanche, Healthcare Recruiter

cole.courtemanche@baystatehealth.org

Summary :

The Sterile Processing Technician performs a variety of functions from decontamination of bio-hazardous material, to cleaning, inspection, assembly, and sterilization of various instruments and equipment according to the manufacturer's instruction and/or hospital protocol. The decontamination process requires the application of knowledge regarding infection control and safety. Decontamination utilizes automated processors and manual methods. The inspection process requires attention to detail in the visual inspection of instruments and equipment after cleaning and before assembly. In the assembly process, the technician is responsible and accountable for the correct assembly of instrument kits, therefore knowledge of surgical instrumentation is necessary. The sterilization process includes the operation of steam, ethylene oxide, and low-temperature gas plasma sterilizers according to policies and/or manufacturer's instructions.

Strict adherence to sterilization parameters and accurate documentation of all the parameters associated with the sterilization process is required. Quality indicators for all aspects of sterile processing are required to provide our customers with sterile, accurately assembled kits and case carts for surgical procedures. These quality checks include biological and chemical monitoring of sterilization processes and review of all processing records for compliance.

The Sterile Processing Technician must have the ability to prioritize work assignments, work in a fast-paced environment and interact with peers, nurses, physicians, and other health care professionals. Maintenance of a clean, organized work area is essential for workflow.

All Sterile Processing staff is responsible for the inspection of sterile goods for package integrity and expiration date. Various other clerical duties are performed in addition to the previously mentioned documentation.

Job Responsibilities:

1) Demonstrates knowledge of basic concepts of Infection Control and can adapt this knowledge to Sterile Processing procedures. Understands sufficient medical terminology to discuss supplies needed for medical and nursing personnel.     

2) Understands decontamination processes for reusable instrumentation and can choose the appropriate cleaning method for each item with minimal supervision 

3) Operates and maintains all decontamination automated washers, ultrasonics and sterilizers according to manufacturer's recommendations and/or hospital procedures. Identifies machine malfunction and promptly reports to supervisor and/or clinical engineering.  

4) Performs and monitors daily TOSI testing on automatic washers and daily SonoCheck testing on ultrasonic washers     

5) Process and maintain surgical instruments, trays, basins, miscellaneous supplies and devices according to manufacturer's directions. Assembles 4-6 instrument trays per hour with accuracy. Identifies, inspects, tests, assembles, packages, wraps and sterilizes all reusable instruments and miscellaneous devices.

6) Performs proper loading and unloading of all sterilizers, accountable for release of sterilized items, and for inspecting the sterile integrity of all items

7) Scan all items into the tracking system before storage and distribution

8) Prepares surgical carts by picking items from the storage area according to first in first out stock rotation 

9) Performs biological and chemical monitoring tests on all sterilizers including steam autoclaves, and low temperature gas plasma, as often as required with minimal supervision. Interprets and maintains accurate records of the biological testing results and all parameters associated with sterilization cycles.

10) Ability to use the tracking system to scans kits, loaners and peel packs to the rightful locations. Checks integrity of packaging of items placed on storage shelves by carefully verifying that it has no damage. Ensures that items stored on the bottom shelf are in containers.

11) Must obtain CBSPD and/or HSPA within 18 months of hire

Required Work Experience:

1) None

Preferred Work Experience:

1) Previous experience in sterile processing or perioperative environment preferred

Skills and Competencies:

1) Ability to read and comprehend English language

2) Ability to follow detailed instructions, possess good customer service skills and be able to perform a number of activities according to priority in a fast-paced environment

3) Complete appropriate orientation, 8-12 weeks

4) Ability to perform essential functions within the following Sterile Processing areas: Decontamination area, prep and packaging, sterilization

5) Web based training, and hand hygiene

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Certified Sterile Processing Technician - Other

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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