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Lead Sterile Processing Tech - CDH Centralized Sterilizing, Full-time, Rotating

Location Winfield, Illinois Business Unit Central DuPage Hospital Job REQID 72480 Job Function Materials Shift Rotating Pay rates are dependent upon experience. The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $16.5 Apply Now

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Benefits

  • Annual Employee Incentive Bonus
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $5,250 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year

At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Description

The Lead Sterile Processing Technician reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Medicine, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

This role reports to the Sterile Processing Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating activities of personnel engaged in cleaning, sterilizing, assembling and distributing of sterilized instruments and equipment upon direction of the Supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists Sterile Processing Technicians to help ensure that all policies and procedures are followed, and assists Supervisor with annual staff evaluations.
  • Assists with ordering needed supplies and instruments for department.
  • Helps to ensure that all equipment in the department is in proper working order.
  • Oversees personnel engaged in processing, decontaminating, sterilizing and delivering a wide variety of patient care items and surgical instruments according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assists Supervisor in development of departmental and unit policies and procedures upon approval, monitors adherence to same and reports any problems to the Supervisor.
  • Works with the Supervisor to ensure maintenance of established quality assurance program standards by performing item sterilization tests, interpreting data and graphs, and verifying correct operation of sterilizers. Ensures proper maintenance of all SPD equipment is completed and logs maintained.
  • Interviews new personnel. Helps orient, train and evaluate the performance of Sterile Processing Technicians.
  • Monitors proper storage and maintenance of adequate inventory of designated surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Works with the Supervisor to ensure that equipment and instruments are in satisfactory operating condition by removing all faulty equipment and arranging for necessary repairs.
  • Ensures that medical and surgical items are processed and packaged according to established quality assurance and departmental operating procedures by periodically reviewing processed work.
  • Gathers information necessary to evaluate equipment and instruments, and makes appropriate recommendations regarding acquisition of same.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences and the like.
  • Assists Supervisor with staffing and call schedules as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • High school diploma
  • Expert knowledge of sterile technique, AAMI standards and surgical instrumentation
  • Certified in Sterile Processing

Preferred:

  • Advanced Leadership training

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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