Responsible for the preparation, care, sterilization and transportation of medical and surgical instruments, packs, supplies and equipment.
Collecting used and contaminated equipment, instruments, and supplies for sorting and decontamination.
Manually cleaning supplies of contaminants, removing waste matter, and operating and maintaining decontamination equipment.
Preparing and packing decontaminated supplies for sterilization.
Monitoring and operating sterilization equipment.
Examining supplies meticulously to ensure they are properly cleaned and sanitized.
Testing and reporting any issues or problems with the sterilization equipment.
Sterilizing, preparing, wrapping, and organizing equipment into instrument trays for use during medical procedures.
Preparing and delivering all necessary equipment and instruments for surgeries, examinations, medical procedures, and medical carts.
Maintaining records of sterilization procedures, sterilized items, equipment maintenance, and supplies.
Controlling the inventory, reordering supplies, and checking expiration dates.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
$3,000 sign-on bonus for 2nd /3rd shift and $1,500 for 1st shift for qualified applicants.
At Geisinger, we have created a career pathway for our sterile processing department. Geisinger employs all levels for our hospitals (GCMC, GMC, GWV and GSWB).
All levels will be considered at appropriate compensation. Salary commensurate with experience.
**Sterile Processing Associate- Requires a high school diploma/GED. No experience is required
**Sterile Processing Technician- Requires 2 years of experience. Certified through HSPA (CRCST).
**Sterile Processing Lead- Requires 3 years of experience. Must be certified through HSPA (CRCST)
**Sterile Processing Technician CEP- Requires 2 years of experience. Must be certified through HSPA (CRCST) and (CHL) Certified Healthcare Leader.
**Sterile Processing Educator- Requires 3 years of experience. Must be certified through HSPA (CRCST). Develops and provides unit based educational program
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Sterile Processing Technician within 1 year - Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) (previously IAHCSMM)
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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and 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. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.