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Lead SPD Technician

Job ID: 158597
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2022
Work Schedule: Full Time Evening Shift

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Description

Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • Assist in the oversight of the Sterile Processing Department and reporting directly to the Supervisor of Sterile Processing. Must maintain a consistent high standard of sterile processing practice, and assure that the department will meet or exceed the Joint Commission requirements. The Sterile Processing Technician carries out the safe collection of used medical equipment and instrumentation followed by decontamination, sterilization, assembling and testing as required. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for documentation, maintenance and distribution of medical supplies.

Responsibilities:

  • Asist the Supervisor with oversight of the the Sterile Processing staff.
  • Provide updates and reports to Supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Organizes and coordinates the daily services of the departments. Sets appropriate priorities, uses time effectively.
  • Recommends, implements and enforces departmental policies and procedures that guide and support the provisions of services.
  • Oversees and ensures quality improvement audits are completed.
  • Assists the Supervisor with financial accountability. Provides input on cost savings and productivity enhancements.
  • Communicates regularly with staff regarding needed areas of improvement. Is open to suggestions and new ideas from staff. Provides specific feedback to staff when necessary.
  • Fosters teamwork among staff and is a role model.

Credentials:

  • CBSPD or CRCST (Required)
  • CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) certification through IAHCSMM is preferred at hire; required after one year. required.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • 3+ years Central Supply Technician preferred.
  • Other (Required)
  • Completion of a sterilization/processing course

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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