Performs functions and duties associated with the care, handling and sterilization of surgical instruments and equipment. All functions performed are within the limits of the Tennessee Nurse Practice Act and nursing policies and procedures.
High School/GED Required
Minimum Work Experience
2 years Sterile Processing experience preferred
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Certified Sterile Processing Technician or Certified Surgical Technician required.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Effective communication skills verbal and written.
Computer skills required.
It is an expectation that staff will work respectfully, cooperatively and professionally with team members.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Heavy lifting, pushing and pulling is required up to 50 lbs occasionally, 20-30 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects of up to 150 lbs. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 150 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.