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Company: Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Location: Dover, NH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Sterile Processing Tech, Eves - (3183157) Description  

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community.  We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Are you looking for a meaningful career helping others?  Do you thrive in a fun, fast-paced environment?  We have the perfect opportunity!  Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, our Sterile Processing Technicians perform the daily cleaning, inspection and sterilization of our surgical instruments in support of the operating room and outpatient practices.   We have an energetic team of technicians and leadership who support each other in our quest to provide high quality instrumentation for every patient who walks through our doors.  We are a fast-paced service department, and candidates with a background in food service and manufacturing routinely thrive in SPD.  No SPD experience? No problem!  Our Staff Development Coordinator and preceptors will help train candidates who have a positive attitude and are eager to learn!  Come join our team and see why Sterile Processing is one of the fastest growing careers in the medical field!

Full time evening opportunities available, responsibilities include:

To maintain staff safety as it relates to proper decontamination of instrumentation and equipment.
o Proper attire worn at all times when working in the decontamination area.
o Prioritizes all instrumentation and equipment for decontamination.
o Disassembles all instrumentation for proper decontamination.
o Inspects decontamination instruments/equipment before sending to assembling area.
o Properly sorts instrumentation and selects the proper processing mechanisms (manual and mechanical) to insure the integrity of and prevent damage to the items.
o Operates washer/decontaminator, sonic washers and all other equipment in the decontamination area.
Instrument station: to identify, disassemble, inspect and reassemble equipment/instruments used in treatment of patients.
o Inspects all instruments for cleanliness, malfunctions and etching.
o Always uses instrument listings for kit assembly.
o Insures QA forms are used on all instrument kits as defined.
o Knows where/how to find information for unknown equipment.
o Ensures all peel pouched items are properly packaged and labeled correctly.
o Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document in the instrument assembly area.
o Locates missing instrumentation and replaces or orders instrumentation as necessary.
Sterilization, Wrapping/Loading Station: Demonstrates a variety of repetitive skills and tasks requiring manual dexterity and the rationale for each.
o Ensures the cleanliness of equipment, uses appropriate size wrap and uses chemical and biological indicators as necessary.
o Ensures instrument kits are properly identified with assemblied QA card and internal chemical indicator.
o Ensures equipment/kits are properly labeled and recorded on sterilizer record log.
o Sterilizes all items according to manufacturer's instructions.
o Operates all sterilization equipment (steam sterrad and sterris) and documents all functions using instrument tracking software.
o Validates sterilization process by reading, interpreting, and documenting all mechanical, chemical and biological indicators.
Operating Room Station: Maintains the standard of patient care and staff safety as it relates to proper decontamination of instruments and equipment.
o Decontaminates, sterilizes and records all operating room instruments needed for next cases according to manufacturer's instructions.
o Runs diagnostic tests on Steris Machines, biologicals for autoclaves and records per procedure.
o Monitors Operating Room cases to anticipate turnovers for instrument needs.
o Completes quality checks as assigned.
Endoscopy Department Station: Maintains and assures the standard of patient care and staff safety as it relates to proper decontamination of endoscopes and related endoscopy equipment.
o Ensures proper protective equipment is worn during cleaning and disinfection of all endoscopes and equipment.
o Cleans, decontaminates and high-level disinfects scopes according to manufacturer's instructions.
o Ensures all endoscopes are properly leak tested prior to cleaning and disinfection.
o Monitors Endoscopy cases to anticipate endoscopes and equipment needs.
o Has the ability to detect, properly decontaminate and send for repair, all damaged flexible endoscopes.
Requirements/Qualifications: To maintain and assure the standard of patient care and staff safety as it relates to education and certification
o Certification is obtained within one year of successfully completing probationary period.
o Certification is maintained and a copy of current certification is maintained in personal file.
o Mandatory education is completed yearly.


•Experience Minimum Required
•3 to 12 months experience
•Experience Preferred/Desired
•Over 1 year sterile processing experience or equivalent
•Education Minimum Required
•High school diploma
•Education Preferred/Desired
•Post secondary education
•Licensure and/or Certifications Required
•CRCST within one year of successfully completing Introductory period.
•Material will be provided.

 EEO Statement 

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. 

  Primary Location : NH-Dover-WDH Main Hospital Work Locations :  WDH Main Hospital  789 Central Ave   Dover 03820 Job : Other Organization : Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH) Schedule : Full-time Standard Hours: 40 Shift : Evening Job Posted Shift Description: Monday - Friday 2:00p-10:30pSign on bonus available. Employee Status : Regular Recruiting Department: WDH Surgical Processing Job Posting : Feb 1, 2022

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