Sign-on bonus: $5000.00
Department: Sterile Processing
Schedule: Day Shift/ Monday to Friday/ 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hospital: Ascension Allegan General Hospital
Location: Allegan, MI
As a military friendly organization, Ascension promotes career flexibility and offers many benefits to help support the well-being of our military families, spouses, veterans and reservists. Our associates are empowered to apply their military experience and unique perspective to their civilian career with Ascension.
Paid time off (PTO)
Various health insurance options & wellness plans
Retirement benefits including employer match plans
Long-term & short-term disability
Employee assistance programs (EAP)
Parental leave & adoption assistance
Ways to give back to your community
*Please note, benefits and benefits eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply for some roles (for example: PRN, Short-Term Option, etc.). Connect with your Talent Advisor today for additional specifics.
Responsible for assuring quality sterilization for in-hospital sterilized items. Maintenance and distribution of patient bedside equipment.
Participate in teaching other health care providers the proper care & handling of instruments & equipment (contaminated & sterile).
Practice safe handling of supplies and equipment for protection of employees and patients.1. Follow Universal Precautions at all times.2. Clean and disinfect patient equipment between uses.3. Check function of patient equipment.4. Assure notification of electrical preventative maintenance needs on all patient equipment.5. Safe use of heat sealer.6. Safe handling of chemicals/disinfectants.7. Know and understand the principles of asepsis.
Maintain a clean environment in the Sterile Processing Department.1. Assist and oversee Sterile Processing cleaning tasks.2. Limit/monitor traffic flow in department.
Sterilization process specific requirements.1. Safely & correctly wash (manually and/or mechanically), inspect, sort, and reassemble trays for re-sterilization.2. Use the ultrasonic cleaner.3. Assure item is disassembled correctly for sterilization.4. Correctly wrap/pouch items for sterilization.5. Correctly label items for use.6. Position item correctly for sterilization.7. Monitor sterilization.a. Bowie Dick testing.b. Biological testing.c. Chemical monitoring.d. Gauge/print out interpretations.8. Cool item correctly for storage.9. Store/distribute items correctly.10. Recognize a compromised sterile package.
Fold and store linen.
Order storeroom supplies as needed.
Monitor Sterile Processing Department temperature and humidity, reporting any abnormality.
Clean sterilizers and sterilizer carts as scheduled.
Carry out recall of supplies in event of positive biological test.
Clean and/or terminally sterilize flexible endoscopes.
Contribute to the improvement/updating of Sterile Processing policies and procedures.
- Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) strongly encouraged and certification maintained or willingness to become certified preferred.
Prior experience in Sterile Processing and Endoscope Reprocessing preferred.
Why Join Our Team
Ascension Michigan operates 16 hospitals and more than 300 related healthcare facilities that together employ nearly 23,000 compassionate associates. When you join our care teams, you join a team dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve throughout Michigan.
Ascension is a leading non-profit, faith-based national health system made up of over 150,000 associates and 2,600 sites of care, including more than 140 hospitals and 40 senior living communities in 19 states.
Our Mission, Vision and Values encompass everything we do at Ascension. Every associate is empowered to give back, volunteer and make a positive impact in their community. Ascension careers are more than jobs; they are opportunities to enhance your life and the lives of the people around you.
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Ascension will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
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This Ministry does not participate in E-Verify and therefore cannot employ STEM OPT candidates.