Sterile Processing Technician

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 172639-1A
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2022
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

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.

Shift

Per Diem

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

 

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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).
  1. Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals  into daily activities. 
  1. Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
  1. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
  1. Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
  1. Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
  1. Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
  1. Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
  1. Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
  1. Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Qualifications

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.

O-About Us

The Lahey Model of Care—right care, right time, right place—is exactly what patients, providers and payers need and deserve. Identifying and delivering on this convergence of interests has positioned Lahey Health for further growth. Our model ensures care is highly coordinated and locally delivered, with lower costs and exceptional quality.

Lahey Health is a robust, regional system including a teaching hospital, community hospitals, primary care providers, specialists, behavioral and home health services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and senior care resources throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. The system has a global presence with programs in Canada, Jordan and Bermuda.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.