Spd Tech-Central Sterile Serv BMCD
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Biddeford, ME 04005
Both day and evening shifts are available.
The role of a Sterile Processing Technician is to perform decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. We are willing to train motivated, accountable and dedicated individuals who want to learn a new profession in a highly sought-after role in the healthcare field. People with Sterile Processing jobs carry out essential work that helps keep hospitals and other medical facilities running safely and efficiently. The environment of sterile processing is extremely fast-paced and exciting. Successful technicians work well under pressure, excel at multi-tasking and remain focused and detailed oriented in a busy, team-oriented atmosphere.
In addition to this six-month training, you will be required to work for at least one year in a Sterile Processing Department and meet a minimum number of hours performing various duties before becoming certified through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Sterile Processing jobs can lead to incredible opportunities. By completing a short program, you can join a group of respected allied health professionals who get to carry out important work behind the scenes. And your skills will likely be in demand now and in the future since you ll be responsible for completing some of the most critical tasks within medical organizations.
Some Sterile Processing Technicians also choose to adjust their career tracks and become surgical technologists. It s a relatively easy transition to make since the two positions have many overlapping duties. SMHC has a new sponsorship program whereby, after a minimum of 6 months of employment in your hired role, we sponsor 2 interested SMHC employees who want to continue their education at the Surgical Scrub Technician Program at Maine Medical Center. This sponsorship pays for tuition and pays the applicant a full-time wage while completing the 11-month program. In return, after graduating from the program, agreement to work for 2 full years in our OR as a Surgical Technician (Scrub Tech).
While Sterile Processing Technician jobs are focused on working with equipment from all areas of a hospital or medical facility, Surgical Technician positions are focused solely on the operating room and related areas. They can help with preparing operating rooms and patients, assisting during surgeries, and cleaning up once surgeries are completed. And like sterile processing techs, surgical techs can expect good earnings and career opportunities.
Please consider joining our fabulous team by starting a new career as a Sterile Processing Technician!
Sign-on Bonus Conditions:
Sign-on Bonus is paid out 50% on the first pay period after completion of the first 6 month training program and 50% paid on the first pay period after 12 months of employment. Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the Sign-on Bonus. Former employees must be separated from the MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible. The bonus is prorated for positions less than 40 hours a week.
REQUIRED MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAS)
High School graduate or equivalent preferred.
SPD Certification or Surgical Tech Certificate preferred.
Minimum of one year of SPD or Surgical Tech experience preferred.
Manual dexterity necessary to grasp and handle a variety of small, delicate instrumentation and sound eye-hand coordination in order to adjust and assemble instrumentation 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.
Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment.
Communication skills necessary to work well with others and to respond to internal and external customers..
MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
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