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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Sterile Processing Instrument Technician in Needham, Massachusetts

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Sterile Processing Instrument Technician

Department Description:The Surgical Pavilion at BID Needham brings together exceptional surgical expertise in a patient-centered environment with the convenience of a community setting. Newly built operating room suites utilize the latest technologies, including specialized equipment for minimally invasive procedures, image-guided, and endoscopic procedures. New and enlarged preoperative rooms and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), located next to the operating rooms, improve service efficiency.

Our board-certified surgeons offer surgical expertise rarely found in a community setting. Trained at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, many are Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Job Location:Needham, MA

Req ID:34474BR

Job Summary:Under the general direction of the Lead Sterile Processing Instrument Technician, the Sterile Processing Technician inspects, decontaminates, disinfects, assembles and sterilizes surgical/patient care reusable instruments and/or equipment, according to BID Needham policies and procedures (according to Manufacturer's Instructions for Use (IFU) and AAMI standards).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Consistently provides and demonstrates good quality care of instruments.

  • Consistently demonstrates competence in performing tasks and procedures approved by BID Hospital-Needham.

  • Always reports to the charge nurse any observations, and other pertinent information regarding the condition of instruments, issues with equipment.

  • Demonstrates an awareness of precautions necessary in handling soiled instruments and equipment.

  • Regularly assists staff in acquiring instruments and supplies.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • Certificate 1 Certified Reg Cen Serv Tech preferred., and Certificate 2 Cert Sterile Proc preferred.

  • 0-1 years related work experience required.

  • Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) or Certification Board for sterile processing and distribution (CBSPD) preferred.Sterile Processing Certification preferred. Must obtain certification within one year of hire as a condition of employment if not certified at the time of hire.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to read, and write in English in order to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to understand spoken English in order to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively in basic English with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required.

  • Team Work:Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Neonatal:Birth to 6 months, Youth: 6 months to 16 years, Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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