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Sterile Processing Tech - part time

Company: Central Maine Medical Center
Location: Lewiston
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.

Position Summary:

The Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD) is responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following established infection control practices. Works under a combination of direct and indirect supervision by the Manager or Designee. The Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician must be conscientious with regard to procedures and capable of working under pressure and interacting professionally with other departments within the institution, as well as outside sources with which they may have dealings. Must be able to accept new ideas and learn new position duties. Must become certified through the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) within the first year of employment. When test is passed, will be promoted to position of Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT).

Essential Duties:

Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of sterilization processes including high-level disinfection and low-level disinfection.

Loads, operates and cleans all sterilizers.

Ensures proper operation of all equipment on a daily basis.

Maintains appropriate biological and chemical control tests, as required by the department, and documents results accurately in the appropriate log.

Uses knowledge of sterilization principles to correctly wrap or package items for sterilization and processes.

Inspects instruments for proper functioning and completeness.

Assures that instrument trays are assembled according to the count sheet and instruments are counted, clean and in proper working condition.

Demonstrates knowledge regarding handling and care of basic equipment, instruments and trays.

Demonstrates knowledge of infection control and understanding of standard precautions.

Cleans and inspects patient care equipment for proper function.

Stores all equipment and supplies appropriately within the SPD department.

Demonstrates complete understanding of all procedures for cleaning all flexible scopes used by the Operating Room.

Demonstrates knowledge and awareness of storage and rotation of sterile supplies. Restocks and replenishes supplies as necessary.

Available for assignment to additional duties within scope of training.

Accesses departmental Email on a daily basis.

Education and Experience:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Certification within one year of employment.

Part Time schedule requires the candidate to have at least 6 months experience as an SPD Tech

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Knowledge of all general/basic instrumentation, equipment and supplies.

Knowledge of the principles of infection control and sterilization.

Basic computer skills.

Ability to engage patients and team members utilizing the CMH Experience Standards

I am creating a warming, caring, and non-judgmental environment

I am actively listening and seeking information

I am honest, truthful, and consistent

I am respectful, treating all individuals with dignity and empathy

I am serving as a role model, taking both initiative and ownership when appropriate

I am working collaboratively and demonstrating teamwork

I am resilient and adapt to change in positive ways.

Demonstrates ability to direct and triage in a highly fluid dynamic operational environment.

Ability to collaborate with all layers of the management/ administration team.

If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!


Our why, our purpose, drives every decision and action we take as a healthcare system. We strive everyday to deliver exceptional care, and to improve our community. We are a non-profit organization that is breaking the traditional healthcare mold by bringing our patients and their family's high value, low cost, and award-winning care while focusing on creating an exceptional experience for them; all within their communities. To accomplish this, we only hire individuals who are committed to excellence, who embody the principles of our CMH Experience Service Standards, and who are ready to step in and help their fellow team members achieve those exceptional results for our patients, their families, and the community.

Central Maine Healthcare System

The organization is broad in its footprint, with three (3) hospitals in Bridgton, Lewiston, and Rumford, and over 75 individual practices within our Medical Group. Lewiston's Central Maine Medical Center is a certified and award-winning level two trauma center, along with our Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute and the upcoming highly anticipated launch of our comprehensive state of the art cancer treatment center. Both Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals are four (4) star accredited acute care hospitals, and our Medical Group and Maine Urgent Care Centers have won multiple awards within their specialties. As a system we are a six-time winner of the Leapfrog Safety A Rating since 2019, representing some of the highest quality care and outcomes nationwide. Our awards and accolades are only possible as a result of our commitment to culture, and a focus on safety and inclusion, in each of our patient's experiences and in the experiences we create within our teams.

If you are a person who is looking for a way to give back to your community, to help improve the lives of patients or those who care for our patients, want to be part of a growing organization that is setting the bar for Maine healthcare, apply to join Central Maine Healthcare today!

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity

CMH actively promotes diversity in its workforce at all levels of the organization. We strive to create and maintain a setting where we celebrate cultural and other differences and consider them strengths of the organization. CMH is an equal opportunity workforce and no one shall discriminate against any individual with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status with respect to any offer, or term or condition, of employment. We make reasonable accommodations to the known physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Central Maine Medical Center, New England , Sterile Processing Tech - part time, Other , Lewiston, Northeast

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