Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Sterile Processing Tech

    Job Title
    Sterile Processing Tech
    Job ID
    27414005
    Location
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    Description

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
     
    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Sterile Processing Technician who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Sterile Processing Technician:

    • Operates, monitors and cleans processing equipment.  Performs decontamination, assembly, sterilization, case cart preparation, instrument, supply inventory and processing duties as required
    • Cleans and operates all departmental decontamination and sterilization equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s and hospital guidelines. Utilizes manufacturer’s guidelines when cleaning and sterilizing instruments​​​​​​
    • Completes and maintains records of all sterile processing functions required to meet Quality Assurance, Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies’ standards
    • Processes rigid flexible scopes and power equipment, lubricating them according to the manufactures specifications
    • Checks procedure trays and instrument sets for accuracy and consistency ensuring that they are in good working condition. Ensures all instruments in Sterile Processing are placed in its proper locations
    • Follows departmental policy of receiving and returning loaner instruments
    • Takes inventory of and restocks and maintain peel pack levels on a daily basis. Ensures the necessary supplies, instrument sets and peel packs are put on case cart as required indicating any item not available or creating a priority list
    • Conducts daily biological test and verification test for specified equipment
    • Reports incidents and/or injuries to the Team Leader or manager

    Qualified candidates will possess:

    • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    • Registered Sterile Processing Technician (SPT) certification required. Candidate will have one (1) year from date of hire to obtain certification
    • Current American Heart Association BLS certificate

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

    Work life balance
    Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
    Required Skills

    High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

    Current American Heart Association BLS certificate

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