Geisinger Health System Sterile Processing Technician - Lead in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Sterile Processing Technician - Lead

LOCATION: GCMC - Main Campus

DEPARTMENT: Central Sterile

WORK SCHEDULE: Evenings

WORK TYPE: Full time

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists with the daily supervision and management activities related to the Central Sterile Supply department. Assists in maintaining departmental compliance with regulatory agencies, including JCAHO and Department of Health.

Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices.

Directs the work of others in the absence of management personnel.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Works under the general direction of the CSS Supervisor.

Duties may vary by site.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates ability to make independent decisions and prioritize workload.

Demonstrates ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.

Demonstrates good computer skills, ability to perform arithmetic calculations and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all sterile processing functions.

Demonstrates a willingness to work in a team environment. Shows flexibility and resourcefulness when faced with unforeseen circumstances and is available for additional duties within the scope of practice.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Working knowledge of Central Sterile systems and procedures, distribution methods, and operating room asepsis required.

Minimum three years of certified sterile processing experience required.

Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) or recognized equivalent certification required. Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) required. Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) certification or recognized equivalent required within 12 months of promotion/hire.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Requires extensive standing, ability to bend, stoop, push sterilizer carriages and lift 45 pounds.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER-COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (G-CMC), Scranton, Pa., is an acute care hospital licensed for 297 beds and houses the only Level II Trauma Center in Lackawanna County and Scranton’s only neurosurgery program and adult in-patient behavioral health unit. It is also home to comprehensive cardiovascular and orthopaedic services, as well as a broad range of other surgical and radiological services.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.