Sterile Processing Technician I

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  • Portland, ME
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Full Time - Evening Shift
  • Professional - Clinical
  • Req #: 140892
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Summary

  • $2000.00 Sign on Bonus

  • Entry level position, and a great opportunity to start a career in healthcare!

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  • Position Summary
    • Responsible for the preparation of standard and special instrument kits for the operating room as well as all nursing units and outside subsidiaries. Sorts, inspects, and assembles instruments for specific areas. Inspects all instruments for damage; tests special air power instruments and performs minor maintenance. Packages and wraps instruments for the operating room, nursing units and outside subsidiaries as well as pulmonary and anesthesia equipment and supplies for processing. May operate specialized sterilizing equipment.  Responsible for established procedures and techniques. Must reach Sterile Supply tech II status between six (6) months and one (1) year after hire date by passing the appropriate competency exam(s).
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Ability to read, write and perform arithmetic calculations in order to complete records, charges and logs; basic knowledge of biology to understand infection control and medical terminology; and general educational development necessary to comprehend and implement complex procedures related to instrument sterilization and packaging at a level normally acquired through completion of a high school education.
    • License/Certifications: N/A
    • Experience: N/A
    • Knowledge of instrument decontamination, sterilization and packaging procedures; and ability to identify large variety of instruments and patient care equipment at a level normally acquired through twelve months on-the-job training.
    • Manual dexterity necessary to grasp and handle a variety of small, delicate instruments and sound eye-hand coordination in order to adjust and assemble instruments and equipment.
    • Physical abilities necessary to walk and stand almost constantly and to frequently lift and carry trays and supplies weighing up to twenty-five pounds.
    • Communication skills necessary to work well with others and respond to requests from internal and external customers.

Additional Information

Maine Medical Center is a Magnet designated 606-bed tertiary care and teaching institution. MMC is Maine's largest hospital and a state-wide health care resource. MMC offers outstanding career opportunities and quality of life in Portland.

We offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 19,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.

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