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Providence Health & Services Sterile Processing Technician 1 - Sterile Processing in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician 1 - Sterile Processing (0.6 FTE, Evening) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

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We are seeking a Sterile Processing Technician 1 - Sterile Processing that will be responsible for the effective cleaning, inspection, maintenance, proper sterilization and distribution of sterile instrumentation and equipment. Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure all supplies, instrumentation and equipment are available for surgical cases as well as other procedures requiring sterile supplies and/or instrumentation. Knowledgeable in sterile processing standard and serves as a patient safety advocate.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Instrument Decontamination:

  • Anticipate workload and coordinates with operating room staff

  • Prioritize instrumentation upon arrival ensuring proper initial care

  • Sort instruments

  • Disassemble and reassemble instruments correctly when appropriate

  • Inspect instruments and tests for proper function. Initiate repairs for any malfunctioning instrumentation

  • Select appropriate cleaning and disinfection method, and ensure adequate cleaning of all instrumentation

  • Trouble shoot equipment

  • Complete appropriate documentation

  • Instrument Assembly:

  • Correctly identify and organize instrumentation in preparation for assembly

  • Inspect instrumentation to ensure proper cleaning and instrument function

  • Take initiative to follow up on identified issues

  • Assemble instrumentation according to pre-established guides

  • Ensure appropriate wrapping/container for sterilization method

  • Sterilization:

  • Select appropriate sterilization method

  • Ensure proper parameters for sterilization

  • Conduct quality control measures to ensure parameters are met

  • Take appropriate follow-up action when parameters are not met

  • Trouble shoots equipment to ensure proper functioning

  • Complete documentation

  • Sterile Storage and Distribution:

  • Ensure proper sterile storage of instrumentation, supplies, and equipment following established guidelines

  • Utilize instrument tracking effectively to manage inventory

  • Handle sterile packages appropriately. Inspects sterile packages integrity prior to distribution

  • Review surgery schedule and anticipates instrumentation needs

  • Assemble case carts and reviews for completeness prior to distribution

  • Respond promptly to operating rooms for unanticipated case needs

  • Review and maintain adequate inventory

  • Assemble department specific kits in a restricted area that may include medication

  • Stewardship of Resources:

  • Care for surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment throughout cleaning and/or sterilization process

  • Organize and prioritize work assignments in an efficient and cost effective manner

  • Teamwork:

  • Demonstrate commitment to teamwork by contributing to meet department needs

  • Complete all assigned tasks and communicates to incoming shift

  • Coordinate activities with other members of the health care team

  • Share knowledge and expertise willingly

  • Conflict resolution:

  • Contribute to resolving conflict.

  • Utilize problem solving skills to promote a positive work environment

  • Seek assistance to resolve conflict when needed

  • Give and receive constructive feedback

  • Department Accountability:

  • Contribute to and attend staff meetings

  • Participate in department projects or committees

  • Utilize downtime productively.

  • Professional Development:

  • Maintain and enhance professional expertise through appropriate continuing education

  • Participate in training of new technicians and students

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Actively participate in department quality improvement efforts

  • Report quality issues and participates in resolution

  • Suggest topics for further education

  • Understand the safety risks involved in the department work and remains alert to dangers, is safety minded; always alert and mindful of ways to work in a manner that keeps self and others safe


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Successful completion of a sterile processing course -OR- one (1) year of healthcare experience

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification, or a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) certification, within 18 months of hire

  • Experience using personal computer and basic software programs

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year of sterile processing experience

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As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

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Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 330168