UPMC Hamot is looking to hire detail-oriented
candidates to join their team as Central Sterile Processing
The Central Sterile
Processing Technician will perform duties necessary for the proper
decontamination, cleaning, inspection, assembly, packaging,
sterilization, storage, distribution and documentation of reusable
surgical instrumentation and equipment according to established
UPMC Hamot’s Central
Sterile Processing department works as a team to ensure the best
UPMC is currently offering a sign-on bonus
for experienced Central Sterile Processing
In addition to our competitive benefits package,
- A generous sign-on
bonus of up to $5,000 for candidates with 2 years Central Sterile
- A career
ladder that provides growth opportunities, promotional
opportunities, and career
To perform those duties necessary
for the proper decontamination, cleaning, inspection, assembly,
packaging, sterilization, storage, distribution and documentation
of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment according
to established procedures. Performs other duties as assigned
Practices solid verbal and written
communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate to
other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for
changes in unit practices Documentation is comprehensive and
promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates
critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety,
psychological and spiritual issues. Incorporates national
professional organization as well as business unit and health
system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction
of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and
compassionate patient focused experience by building healing
relationships with colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and
innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
Demonstrates interest in the
development of others and positively impacts the lives of
patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team
through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Seeks
opportunities to share expertise with other members of the
healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
Demonstrates knowledge of
performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously
improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes
and the integration of research and best practices into daily
work. Shares learning from improvements with other units
and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
Develops and maintains productive
working relationships internally and externally by building teams
and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and
positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural
diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and
impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others
for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
Demonstrates accountability for
professional development that improves the quality of professional
practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for
the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace
and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by
investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and
other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities.
Conforms and adheres to department
policies concerning decontamination, sterile
processing, infection control and safety.
Cleans and decontaminates reusable
equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and
Prepares and assembles surgical tray
and equipment following established tray listings for issue,
storage, or further processing.
Monitors, reads, documents, and
interprets all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure
Maintains a working knowledge of,
and is able to effectively troubleshoot, all
Assesses supplies required for
prescribed standard surgical procedures and sets up case carts.
Maintains inventory, collects, disassembles, inspects, cleans,
disinfects and reassembles all instrument trays patient care
Communicates appropriately using
good interpersonal skills.
Displays awareness of cost
containment in the organization of work by using economy in time,
motion and material.
Participates in performance
Develops and improves skills through
initiative, attendance and participation at educational
Participates as a team member and is
accountable for own work responsibilities.
Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to
the Core Values by understanding the needs of patients, their
families, physicians, and co-workers and doing what is required the
first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate,
timely, coordinated and thorough.
Performs other related duties as
assigned by authorized personnel or as may be required to meet
Performs in accordance with
Performs other duties as
High school Graduate or equivalent.
Six months of healthcare experience or currently enrolled in an
Accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Program
Must complete 10 hours of continuing
education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile
Technician on an annual basis.
Employees active in a Central
Sterile position, on or before the effective date, at a healthcare
facility, are grandfathered regarding certification and will not
need to obtain it unless they move into a different position that
would require certification.
Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or
Certified Registered Central Service Technician or International
Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
certification required. New employees will have 18 months from date
of hire to obtain required certification
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer.