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Sterile Processing Technician (Casual/On-call) Winona Campus
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Winona, MN 55987

Part time


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Gundersen Health System is looking to add a Processing Technician at our Winona Campus!

What you will do:

  • On-Call Position
  • Schedule is M-F / Days
  • Provide timely sterile surgical instruments and medical equipment for the Operating Room (OR) Staff

What you will need:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician or Central Service Technician program (within 1 year from hire date)
  • and/or Three years of experience

What you will get:

  • A team that believes in the power of teamwork modeling that many hands make light work
  • “Trainee Program” for those who do not have their certification which includes Gundersen Health System paying for the cost of the training through Purdue University Online (expected to pass within first year of employment.)
  • Starting hourly wage of $17.25

If you are looking to be a part of a stable and growing mission-driven organization, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Job Description:

The Central Service / Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining high standards for decontamination assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all Ancillary departments. This includes working in conjunction with the OR staff to provide timely sterile products, trays and case carts where applicable. The Central Service / Processing Technician maintains consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Central Processing while practicing excellent customer service.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Maintain quality control by monitoring, reading, documenting, and interpreting, all parameters for all types of sterilizers to insure proper function. (Steam, ETO, Glutaraldehyde, and Steris)
2. Maintain system and department competencies by attending department meetings, in-services, and annual updates.
3. Maintain quality assurance by correctly utilizing biological monitoring applicable sterilization event.
4. Demonstrate accountability by providing high quality customer service, through communication and service to the surgical staff and peers.
5. Inspect all instruments and reusable items visually and manually. Isolate all items needing repair.
6. Review departmental policies and procedures by reviewing the manuals.
7. Order and puts away supplies and linens upon request as needed. Pick surgical case carts by following established Surgeons Preference Cards or Procedural Pick list/requisition.
8. Perform correct and appropriate data entry, understand and utilize computers for generating data and requisitioning goods.
9. Answer phone in professional, helpful manner by maintaining communication skills appropriate in a professional setting.
10. Dispose of all biohazard products per departmental procedures.
11. Assist with development or modifications in all supply system, instrumentation, and services as needed.
12. Rotate assignments through sterilization, decontamination, assembly, case carts and dispatch.
13. Work with high-level disinfectants and cleaning solutions and read and interpret appropriate MSDS accordingly.
14. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency + Graduate of an accredited Operating Room Technician or Central Service Technician program within 1 year from hire date or Three years of experience

Work Experience:
No experience required.

6 months Previous Central Service Processing experience.

Age Specific Population Served:
Nonage Specific (N/A)

OSHA Category:
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:
Exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Static Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Walking/Standing Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Squatting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Lifting - Other Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Push/Pull (Static Force) Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 75-100

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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