Sterile Processing Tech PER DIEM (9am-1pm, two days per week...
Wilmington - Delaware (DE), 19801
As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion guide our growth and strategy. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about, and committed to leading efforts to provide culturally relevant care, reducing health disparities, and helping build a diverse and inclusive team environment. All Nemours associates are expected to ensure that these philosophies are embedded in their day to day work with colleagues, patients and families.
The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Technician is responsible for inspection, decontamination, sterilization, and assembly of surgical instrumentation within the guidelines set forth by industry standards and regulations to include, but not limited to, the
- International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
- Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
- Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)
- The Joint Commission (TJC)
- U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Center for Disease Control (CDC)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
The SPD Technician is accountable for adherence to the policies and procedures of Nemours to include Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (AIDHC), Bryn Mawr Ambulatory Surgery Center (BMASC), and Deptford Ambulatory Surgery Center (DASC).
The SPD Technician is responsible for adherence to preference cards in preparing surgical case carts and supporting the operating room central cores based on daily assignments.
The SPD Technician is expected to maintain all state and federal clearances
- Responsible for following established protocols for inspecting, decontaminating, preparing and packaging, disinfecting or sterilizing instrumentation, and storing medical/surgical supplies and equipment.
- Responsible for distribution medical and surgical supplies from sterile processing areas to other areas within the facility as needed.
- Responsible for adherence to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Responsible for following safety procedures and manufacturer’s instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies and equipment.
- Demonstrates competence in operating equipment used in the sterile processing areas safely and according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
- Responsible for monitoring, interpreting, and documenting results of physical, chemical and biological indicators for all types of sterilizers used in the sterile processing areas.
- Responsible for preparing and distributing surgical case carts according to physician’s preference lists and anticipated needs of the perioperative team.
- Responsible for inventory to include receiving and restocking materials used for supporting sterile processing services in collaboration with the Materials Management Department.
- Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
- High School Diploma
- Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) required
- Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS), and Certified Endoscope Preprocessor (CER) preferred
- Minimum of 6 months experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.