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Sterile Processing Technician MHB

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: CWA Local 1133

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 12p-8p, 1p-9p, 2p-10a, 3p-11p, 4p-12a

Summary:

  • Responsible for the washing and decontamination of instruments and equipment
  • Responsible for equipment retrieval, set-up, testing and distribution and retrieval of instruments from OR & L&D
  • Responsible for house, general and specialty tray assembly, wrapping and sterilization
  • Responsible for operation, cycle documentation and quality assurance of reprocessing equipment
  • Responsible for exchange cart, par level cart, case cart and specialty cart inventory and set-up
  • Responsible for in- stock inventory management


Responsibilities:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Successfully pass a nationally accredited central service exam for central services and hold and maintain one of the following credentials administered by a nationally accredited central service technician credentialing organization: the certified registered central service technical credential, the certified sterile process and distribution technician credential or a substantially equivalent credential (as determined by the Hospital)
  • Six (6) months experience in processing/sterilization required
  • All hires and transfers MUST complete ten (10) hours of CEU credits per year beginning January 1 through December 31


If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Successfully pass a nationally accredited central service exam for central services and hold and maintain one of the following credentials administered by a nationally accredited central service technician credentialing organization: the certified registered central service technical credential, the certified sterile process and distribution technician credential or a substantially equivalent credential (as determined by the Hospital)
  • No experienced required


OR

  • Successfully completed a nationally accredited educational program for surgical technology and holds and maintains a certified surgical technologist credential administered by a nationally accredited surgical technologist credentialing organization OR
  • Has completed an appropriate training program for surgical technology in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Public Health Service Commissioned Corp
  • Must also complete annually fifteen (15) hours of continuing education to remain qualified to practice as a surgical technologist
  • No experience in processing/sterilization required
  • All hires and transfers MUST complete ten (10) hours of CEU credits per year beginning January 1 through December 31


If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of an accredited college with the completion of a Sterile Processing Technician Certification program. Any incumbent who does meet this requirement shall have eighteen (18) months from the date of hire into the position to obtain the certified registered central service technician credential or the certified sterile processing and distribution technical credential. Failure to meet and maintain this standard will result in termination of employment
  • No experience required
  • All hires and transfers MUST complete ten (10) hours of CEU credits per year beginning January 1 through December 31


If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • An incumbent who is grandfathered under the Law as follows: provides evidence of employment for services performed by a central service technician (as determined by the Hospital) for a cumulative period of one year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to the effective date of the Law (January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014)
  • All hires and transfers MUST complete ten (10) hours of CEU credits per year beginning January 1 through December 31


If no applicants meet the above criteria, the following criteria will be considered next:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current college student or intern enrolled in a healthcare associated program (i.e. Sterile Processing, Surgical Technician) Any incumbent who does meet this requirement shall have eighteen (18) months from the date of hire into the position to obtain the certified registered central service technician credential or the certified sterile processing and distribution technical credential. Failure to meet and maintain this standard will result in termination of employment
  • No experience required
  • All hires and transfers MUST complete ten (10) hours of CEU credits per year beginning January 1 through December 31


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Able to identify general instruments
  • Lifting trays; walking; standing for periods of time;
  • Operating equipment, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, reading; writing; communication skills.
  • Computer skills helpful, including Microsoft Office.


WORKING CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENT

  • Medium level of stress
  • Ability to concentrate on task under disruptive conditions

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

  • Effective January 1st 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of your vaccination status as part of your new employee pre-boarding. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for medical reasons.
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