Lead Sterile Processing Technician (1.0 FTE, Evenings)
Stanford Children's Health - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 10515549
United Health Workers
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Evening Shift
At Stanford Children's Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Lead Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the operations within the Sterile Processing Department of the Hospital. The Sterile Processing Lead Technician will oversee staff and assure policies and procedures are followed. The Lead serves as a liaison and resource for staff and customers regarding sterilization, processing of surgical instruments and surgical inventory/Case Cart management and storage. Participates in the departmental patient safety and performance improvement initiatives.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital's policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
* Assists with training of new staff.
* Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains inventory.
* Follows Hospital Safety and Infection Prevention policy and guidelines for self, patients, visitors and employees.
* Has a working knowledge of all functions within the Sterile Processing Department and can perform all duties within the area assigned.
* Implements the policy and procedures of the Sterile Processing Department and works collaboratively with peers and staff to achieve department goals.
* Maintains professional self-development by participating in educational opportunities available both internally and externally.
* Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the Supervisor.
* Monitors and assists Sterile Processing staff to ensure that all functions are carried out according to policies and procedures and compliance with applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies.
* Participates in Hospital Departmental Committees and Task Forces as requested.
* Participates with education training and orientation of Sterile Processing Technicians.
* Practices time management. Maintains professional behavior and appearance.
* Prepares assigned shift work schedule and makes changes as necessary to meet the needs of the department.
* Promotes a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork.
* Provides input for the performance evaluations of assigned staff and may initiate corrective actions.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
License/Certification: Certified Registered Central Services Tech (CRCST) or Certified Registered Central Services Tech2 (CRCST2)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
* Ability to clean, sterilize, assemble, and store medical supplies and equipment according to established standards and procedures.
* Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
* Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.
* Ability to follow policies and procedures regarding all aspects of an assignment including basic arithmetic and inventory calculations.
* Ability to perform work-lead responsibilities such as training and orienting new employees, assigning and reviewing work for completeness and accuracy, scheduling work, and other coordinating and support duties for a supervisor/manager.
* Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
* Knowledge of and experience with surgical instrumentation, sterilization practices, and surgical supplies and case cart assembly.
* Knowledge of basic medical terminology; sterilization methods and equipment, supply distribution, storage and inventory control.
* Knowledge of surgical instrument processing, including the assembly of complex surgical instrument sets in all services.
* Knowledge of surgical supplies, Case Cart assembly, and core activities.
* Knowledge of the organization, functions, operations, policies and procedures of the Sterile Processing Department.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.