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Sterile Processing Endoscopic Technician - Pennsylvania Hospital

Job ID: 187687
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States

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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?

Shifts: Evenings


  • The incumbent supports the Operating Room schedule by decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, packaging, and sterilizing surgical instrumentation and flexible endoscopes. The incumbent is a vital member of the Perioperative Services Team and must adhere to all Perioperative standards of practice. He/she must ensure that the finished surgical instrument set is assembled appropriately for the scheduled procedure and that all instruments and supplies are dispatched to the correct location. The incumbent is accountable for facilitating common goals within the department, independent daily assignment duties, and project
  • duties as assigned within the department. He/she will also serve as a resource to the team and will be responsible for personal and professional development as it relates to the department.


  • Cleans, decontaminates, inspects, assembles, packages, and sterilizes surgical instrumentation and flexible endoscope and identifies those needing repairs.
  • Follows established priority list, edited O.R. schedule, and telephone requests for required instruments / flexible endoscope.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of the CensisTrac system and meets established productivity metrics.
  • Clearly documents as applicable; all processed material not tracked via electronic system.
  • Inventories receives and stores instruments and supplies under the direction of the manager.
  • Conducts quality audits under the direction of a supervisor.


  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) required.
  • Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) required.

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • H.S. Diploma/GED (Required)
  • 1+ years of Instrument processing experience required.
  • 2+ years of Instrument processing experience preferred. 
  • 1+ years prior endoscopic experience preferred.

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.

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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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