Baystate Health Endoscope Processing Technician FT 40/Hrs Day/Evening in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Endoscope Processing Technician performs a variety of functions from decontamination of bio-hazardous material, to cleaning, inspection, assembly, and sterilization of various instruments and equipment according to manufacturer's instruction and/or hospital protocol. The decontamination process requires application of knowledge regarding infection control and safety. Decontamination utilizes automated processors and manual methods. The inspection process requires attention to detail in the visual inspection of instruments and equipment after cleaning and before assembly. The sterilization process includes operation of steam, and low temperature gas plasma sterilizers according to policies and/or manufacturer's instructions.

Strict adherence to sterilization or high level disinfection parameters and accurate documentation of the parameters associated with the process is required. Quality indicators for all aspects of sterile processing are required to provide our customers with sterile, accurately assembled kits and case carts for surgical procedures. These quality checks include biological and chemical monitoring of sterilization, high level disinfection processes and review of all processing records for compliance.

The Endoscope Processing Technician must have the ability to prioritize work assignments, work in a fast-paced environment and interact with peers, nurses, physicians and other health care professionals. Maintenance of a clean, organized work area is essential for work flow.

The Endoscope Processing technician demonstrates expertise of sterile processing high level disinfection knowledge and application of American Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards. The technician has recognized leadership qualities and responsibilities which include mentoring levels I and II technicians, providing educational in-servicing, and functioning in the lead role. The endoscopy processing technician is responsible for participation in departmental and hospital programs for quality assessment and improvement, identifying opportunities to improve services, making recommendations and implementing actions as appropriate and consistent with goals of Baystate Health System.

The Endoscope processing technician is knowledgeable in hospital policies and protocols of regulatory bodies such as: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Public Health (DPH), Joint Commission (JC), AAMI and Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) as they pertain to the Sterile Processing Department.

What you will need:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Sterile Processing Technician with 3 to 5 years experience and SPD Certification required
  • Surgical Technologuist with at least 2 years experience. SPD Certification required within one year in department.
  • All incumbents are required to obtain Endoscope Reprocessing Certification within 6 months in role.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job ID: 83863

Location: Springfield, Massachusetts

Regular/Temporary: Regular