Sterile Processing Technician II
Req #: 44195
Full Time
Shift: Days
WMC Sterile Processing
United Health Services Hospitals
Johnson City, NY
Weekly hours: 40

Sterile Processing Technician II, Wilson Hospital

United Health Services is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician to join our Wilson Medical Hospital team in Johnson City, NY. This is a benefits-eligible position.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: 40
Salary range: $15.50 - $21.70/hour, depending on experience

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Sterile Processing Technician II Position Overview

Under general direction to decontaminate, assemble, package and sterilize procedural instrumentation and patient medical devices. Maintain, document and distribute clean and sterile products per established infection control standards. Provide for and account for med/surgical supplies to clinical areas. Our customers are identified as physicians, clinical units, ancillary areas, clinics and UHS affiliates.

UHS Wilson Medical Center is a 280-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center. In this position, you’ll serve a medical facility that is a regional leader in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neurosciences, cancer care, maternity and high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, blood disorder treatment, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Wilson is a bustling hospital and is a 24-hour designated stroke and chest pain center.

Sterile Processing Technician II Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Retrieves and receives used instruments and patient equipment from the operating room, clinical departments, ancillary areas and clinics in a manner that prevents cross contamination in the hospital and to reduce the risk of injury (exposure) to workers (OSHA standards). Demonstrates independent function in decontamination procedures in accordance with standard precautions
  • Ensures that sterility is achieved by choosing the correct method of sterilization, the correct cycle, monitoring the sterilizer function, chemically and biologically testing sterilization equipment, and interpreting/documenting mechanical and testing results
  • Ensures procedural instrumentation, power equipment, surgical implants and patient medical devices are assembled, inspected for proper function and appropriately packaged for disinfection and sterilization
  • Ensures that patient equipment is in appropriate working order for utilization in direct care.
  • Ensures that sterility and aeration is achieved and safe practices are preformed in utilizing the Ethylene Oxide Sterilization process. Performs, observes and assesses safe work practices, regulatory compliance and emergency procedures related to the handling of Ethylene Oxide gas. Must maintain certification (annual testing) in the safe operation of ETO sterilizers and wear personnel environment badges per policy and OSHA standard
  • Maintains inventory and appropriate storage of sterile items and equipment in anticipation of distribution to various departments on request. Responds to routine and STAT requests.
  • Distributes and re-stocks par level carts, crash carts and trauma carts

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Certification as a Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician is required within 18 months of hire

Preferred:

  • Previous SPD or Operating Room experience
  • Inventory experience

Employee Benefits at United Health Services

When you work at United Health Services, you become part of our family. We’re proud to offer competitive benefits and compensation to our employees who make an impact every day.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Voluntary benefits, including cancer, pet, and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company match model
  • Immediate accrual of paid time off
  • Wellness program rewards and insurance discounts
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP) counseling and concierge services
  • Free, extensive online training through HealthStream
  • Tuition reimbursement and education incentive programs to further your education, particularly in nursing or allied health fields

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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While you’re making a difference in the health and well-being of our patients and communities, United Health Services takes care of you. We are proud to be able to offer our employees and providers a comprehensive benefits package that supports their needs today and for the future with a competitive retirement plan; comprehensive health, dental, vision and health savings and spending accounts; wellness programs that empower our employees to stay healthy and balance work and life goals; group life and disability options; and a generous paid time off (PTO) program. On top of that, we invest in you by offering tuition reimbursement and other programs designed to help you grow your career. The majority of these benefits are available to you for working at least 24 hours per week.

These are just a few of the perks and benefits you can expect when you join the United Health Services team. Be sure to ask your recruiter about all the benefits associated with the position you’re applying for.

Why United Health Services?

We are one of the region’s top employers with an excellent reputation for the care we provide. Our pay, benefits and perks are very competitive. We’re compassionate about patients and respectful of each other. We offer you the stability, size, scope and capabilities of big city health systems, but with the trust and familiarity of more personalized care. We’re engaged with our communities. And, we recognize the importance of work-life balance. Discover the difference you can make, here with us, at United Health Services.

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