Technician, Sterile Processing Department Union

Park Nicollet Health Services Minneapolis, MN
Responsible and accountable for all functions of the sterile processing department, under the guidance of the sterile processing department supervisors and manager. This position is responsible for working independently and with team members to ensure that all surgical instrumentation are properly decontaminated, assembled, inspected, packaged, sterilized, high level disinfected, marked for repair and placed in a proper repair location, and communicate incomplete trays and missing items to management and OR immediately. All instruments must be distributed, tracked and stored in a safe, secure, aseptic and timely manner throughout the hospital and clinics. Immediate-use steam sterilization, tray turnovers between surgical cases and releasing sterilized loads from the department must be performed observing standard practice. Each team member will be qualified to train others as assigned and serve as a front-line resource to sterile processing customers. Education/Experience: • High school graduate or GED required. • Central Service/Sterile Processing/or Surgical Technology program certification with hands-on clinical experience or 1 year of central service/sterile processing/surgical technology experience required. Special Knowledge/Skills/Certifications/Licenses: • Word Processing knowledge, typing, data entry, strong communication skills – verbal and written. • Certification Requirement: The candidate will present current certification from either CBSPD: C.S.P.D.T. or IAHCSMM: C.R.C.S.T. or must attain one of these certifications within one year of hire. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment. Park Nicollet team members who have been employed for 10 consecutive years prior to 2015 with no lapse in employment as Instrument Room Aide/Sterile Processing Department Technician (9AT) and/or Lead Sterile Processing Technician (116-030) will not be required to obtain certification.

Additional Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

The OrganizationAt Park Nicollet you're part of something bigger. We're a member of the HealthPartners organization, an award-winning integrated health care system comprised of several organizations. HealthPartners includes a team of 21,000 people dedicated to making a difference for our members, patients and the community. Whether you want to work in direct patient care, or support those who do, you will find a vast variety of job opportunities. Here, your contributions help to improve lives and impact health care for the better. If you want to make a difference, we want you on our team.Park Nicollet Mission, Vision and ValuesMission: Our mission is to improve health and well-being in partnership with our members, patients and community.Vision: Health as it could be, affordability as it must be, through relationships built on trust.Values:Excellence We strive for the best results and always look for ways to improve.Compassion We care and show empathy and respect for each person.Partnership We are strongest when we work together and with those we serve.Integrity We are open and honest, and we keep our commitments.What makes us unique?At Park Nicollet, we never forget why we're here. Your health and well-being is our top priority and is at the forefront of everything we do. We believe outstanding health care is delivered when we merge the science and intellect of medicine with the compassion, spirit and humanity of our hearts. We refer to this as "Head + Heart, Together," and it exists to inspire constant improvement and lasting success. We achieve this by partnering with patients and families in everything from care decisions to service and facility design. As we work together as a unified team, we engage patients, families and the community, and put them at the center of everything we do.To learn more about our organization, including our award winning care, please visit our website at