Sterile Processing Technician
Aiken, SC 
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Sterile Processing Tech - PRN

Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.

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Sterile Processing Tech performs all assigned duties related to the reprocessing of medical equipment and instrumentation, including but not limited to the following tasks: receiving, inspecting, cleaning, machine processing, sorting, assembly, packaging and wrapping, sterilization, process controls, storage and distribution.

Job Duties:

  • Perform rounds to hospital soiled utility rooms to collect discontinued patient care moveable equipment and instrumentation and return to the decontamination room for processing.
  • Inspect and initiate proper cleaning techniques for soiled instruments and equipment through the decontamination room.
  • Operates specialty cleaning equipment in the decontamination room, ultrasonic cavitation sinks, machine processors.
  • Sorts, assembles, wraps and packages surgical instrumentation according to set guides and sterile processing techniques.
  • Restocks code carts, specialty carts and restocks sets and trays for use in patient care.
  • Receives deliveries of supplies from Materials Management and puts stock away inside the department in a timely manner, taking all trash outside immediately.
  • As assigned, inventories certain medical/surgical supplies in the operating room suite, returns to Central Service and packages necessary supplies for sterilization. Restocks to the operating room as necessary because par levels fluctuate according to surgery case load.
  • Prepare biological test kits to challenge high and low heat sterilization equipment. Places kits inside autoclaves, retrieves after sterilization cycles and can initiate incubation procedures with accurate documentation.
  • Can monitor sterilizer cycles and detect improper cycle parameters, reporting immediately to senior technician and/or manager
  • Unload sterilizer chambers safely handling packages for restocking.
  • Documents all process controls (biological log books, load record sheets) and as directed, all data necessary for special reports and process improvements.
  • Perform daily high and low dusting to maintain cleanliness of work surfaces.
  • Restocks sets onto shelving in sterile storeroom, rotating supplies and inspecting integrity of every pack, set and container.
  • As directed, assist in reordering supplies, maintaining Set Guide Index, Care & Handling files and vendor information files.

Benefit Highlights

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300+ Subsidiaries!
  • Retention Bonus Program if offered.
  • Loan Forgiveness Program if offered.

Universal Health Services

One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $12.6 billion in 2021. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 89,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

High school diploma at minimum

Specific sterile processing techniques in an acute care hospital preferred.

Certification through IAHCSM, NICHSPDP or Purdue University Continuing Education preferred.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice

At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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