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Sterile Processing Tech III - Evenings

Requisition # 19005313 Apply Now

Are you passionate about helping people?

We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai, and it’s part of the reason we’ve been named one of the top ten hospitals in America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Now we invite you to join us. From working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything you need to do something incredible—for yourself, and for others.

Do you work well in a large team environment where critical thinking is essential?


As a night shift Sterile Processing Tech III at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you will be responsible for decontamination and assembly of equipment, instruments and sterilization of supplies following established assembling, wrapping, sterilizing and documenting procedures. Works closely with user departments for supplies and equipment and maintains established inventory levels of sterile instrumentation/supplies. Inspects and identifies instruments needing repair by following established repair procedures. Takes an active role in quality control/assurance and process improvement, may act as team leader and may assist in staff training, orientation and/or precept. Performs related duties as required.

Performs all Sterile Processing functions and assorted support duties in decontamination areas and clean assembly areas in a safe and technical manner consistent with department, as well as CSHS policies and procedures. This may include assignment to OR areas under the guidance of a Sterile Processing Supervisor.

Inspects and assembles instrument trays, using content lists and Manufactures Instruction for Use (IFU) document as a guide and readiness for sterilization.

Sterilizes hospital instruments, utensils, linen and supplies using high temperature, low temperature and high level disinfection according to established procedures and following regulatory requirements. Dispenses requested sterile and clean supplies/equipment. Assigns priority to emergency requests and issues. Discusses challenges and issues with Supervisor for resolution.

Disassembles and cleans instrumentation and equipment. Reassembles instrumentation and tests for proper functioning. Tags any instrumentation needing repair for the Instrument Facilitator and Repair Technicians or Clinical Engineering. Wears personal protective gear when washing and disinfecting equipment and instruments.

Performs required tests to monitor the efficiency of the sterilizing process and maintains accurate daily sterilization records and biological monitoring records according to protocol.

Delivers missing instruments or pickups and/or replaces malfunctioning or damaged instruments as needed from applicable OR units as assigned.  

Submits incomplete instrument list if replacement instruments are needed, missing from tray or damaged. Utilizes computerized instrument tracking and manufacture’s IFU’s. Containerizes or wraps all trays using proper protocols and procedures. 
Educational Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
Graduate of an accredited school of Surgical Technologists preferred

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Certified Registered Central Services Technician (CRCST)

Experience:
5 years of  Sterile Processing or Surgical Technologist experience to include decontamination, wrapping, sterilization and infection control of basic instrumentation or related field.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Able to stand or walk 75% of the time and push, pull or lift up to 50 lbs.
Exercises care in lifting and handling equipment and surgical instrument trays.
  • Working Title: Sterile Processing Tech III - Evenings
  • Department: Sterile Processing
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Clinical Operations
  • Job Specialty: Sterile Processing
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Evening
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Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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