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Sterile Processing Technician

Peabody, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Lahey Medical Center Peabody Category: Clinical Supplies & Processing Job ID: JR8811 Date posted: 11/12/2023
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When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

Job Description:

You will be eligible for a $5,000 Sign On Bonus

Position Summary:  Under the direct supervision of the department Supervisor, determines proper method of sterilization according to established guidelines, and sterilizes all instruments and related equipment.  Receives soiled case carts and processes contents in accordance with established standards.  Assembles instruments according to count sheet.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Determines proper method of sterilization according to established guidelines, and sterilizes all instruments and related equipment. Logs/documents all items sterilized.  Ensures that all biologicals, integrators, and Bowie Dick Tests are run and read in accordance with established guidelines.

Receives soiled case carts and processes contents in accordance with established standards.  Properly disposes of trash and linen.  Sorts instruments for proper mechanical and/or hand washing, meeting established time frame.  Visually inspects instruments for signs of wear and damage, and replaces as necessary.  Decontaminates instruments and equipment ensuring that the proper technique is used.

Assembles instruments according to count sheet.  Ensures that missing instruments are marked on the exterior label of the set.  Picks and sends all scheduled and/or unscheduled cases, meeting departmental guidelines.  Documents missing items on the appropriate documentation (Case Cart Cover Sheet).

Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 

Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.

Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.

Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.

Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.

Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.

Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.

Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.

Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  High School diploma or equivalent.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:  none required.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: Basic computer skills, medical terminology, manual dexterity, ability to read and follow instructions, fully trained in instrumentation, sterilization and decontamination techniques.  In the absence of any of these skills, demonstrates the ability to be thoroughly trained to meet organizational standards.

Experience:    1-2 years related experience.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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Why join Beth Israel Lahey Health?

If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

At Beth Israel Lahey Health, we see you for all that you are – your experience and your dreams. Explore our open opportunities and find out why so many have already chosen to join our team.

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