Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Sterile Processing Technician II - (0.5 FTE, Nights) in Palo Alto, California

United Health Workers

0.5 FTE, 8 Hour Night Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

The Sterile Processing (SP) Technician II is responsible for supporting the operations of the Sterile Processing Department of the hospital. The Sterile Processing Technician II will participate in the all activities/duties of the Department by following policy and procedure for the decontamination, assembly, sterilization and storage of all patient care instrumentation, equipment and supplies. Must be able to assemble all types of instrument sets and may work in sterile cores of the Operating rooms. Participates in the departmental patient safety and performance improvement initiatives. Performs related duties as assigned, including possibly relieving the Lead Sterile Processing Tech.

Essential Functions

  • 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.

  • Maintains professional behavior and appearance.

  • 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 Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician or Supervisor.

  • Participates in and complies with departmental and institutional regulatory requirements, policy and procedure pertaining to: quality control, quality assurance, and preventive maintenance. Actively participates in quality improvement issues with appropriate monitoring and documentation.

  • Participates in Hospital Departmental Committees and Task Forces as requested.

  • Performs duties by following the policy and procedures of the hospital and the Sterile Processing Department. Works collaboratively with peers to achieve departments goals and organizations vision.

  • Performs technical tasks while conforming to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, assemble, sterilize and distribute supplies and instrumentation within the applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including the Joint Commission.

  • Prepares assigned shift work report of activity and apprises Acting Lead Technician, Lead Technician or Supervisor of issues and needs.

  • Promotes a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork.

Minimum Qualifications

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) within 6 months of hire pass the Certified Registered Central Services Tech (CRCST). Once the certification is obtained, it must be maintained.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 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 maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for 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.

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 identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, 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. REQNUMBER: 6927-1A