Providence Health & Services Sterile Processing Technician in Valdez, Alaska
Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Dept, Variable Shift, 0.9) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska.
The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for cleaning, inspection, assembly, sterilization, and distribution of instruments and equipment.
In this position you will:
Sterilize instruments and instrument sets according to manufacturer’s guidelines. Performs sterilization assertion testing and takes appropriate action, including load recall, in the event of a sterilization failure.
Take responsibility for accurately completing sterilization records.
Communicate in a manner that facilitates teamwork and collaboration in order to ensure patient safety and excellence in patient care.
Participate in department quality improvement initiatives, including peer review tray accuracy audits.
Comply with all department and facility safety protocols.
Identify real or potential issues that affect accuracy and timeliness of instrument processing and distribution; solve issues within area of knowledge, and refer complex issues to the appropriate team member.
Required qualifications for this position include:
CRCST or CBSPDT certification within 1 year of hire
1 year experience as a Sterile Processing Technician, or performing Sterile Processing duties
Must be able to visually distinguish colors
Must be able to follow written instructions and perform multiple tasks, and have a basic working knowledge of computers
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
- High school graduation or equivalent
About the Providence Valdez Medical Center
Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)
Req ID: 188115