Assists with the daily supervision and management activities related to the Central Sterile Supply department. Assists in maintaining departmental compliance with regulatory agencies, including JCAHO and Department of Health.
Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices.
Directs the work of others in the absence of management personnel.
Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Works under the general direction of the CSS Supervisor.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to make independent decisions and prioritize workload.
Demonstrates ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
Demonstrates good computer skills, ability to perform arithmetic calculations and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all sterile processing functions.
Demonstrates a willingness to work in a team environment. Shows flexibility and resourcefulness when faced with unforeseen circumstances and is available for additional duties within the scope of practice.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Working knowledge of Central Sterile systems and procedures, distribution methods, and operating room asepsis required.
Minimum three years of certified sterile processing experience required.
Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) or recognized equivalent certification required. Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) required. Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) certification or recognized equivalent required within 12 months of promotion/hire.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Requires extensive standing, ability to bend, stoop, push sterilizer carriages and lift 45 pounds.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.