• Sterile Processing Technician

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Long Beach | US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Loma Linda
    Posted Date 10 months ago(1/2/2018 9:40 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1195
    Category
    Healthcare
    Overseas Travel Required
    No
    Security Level
    Background Investigation
  • Overview

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is currently recruiting multiple Sterile Processing Technicians to support the VA Healthcare System (HCS) in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Loma Linda, and San Diego. Coverage is includes weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

     

    *Note: Multiple positions are available. The majority of the available positions are longer term (1 year+) with full-time or near-full-time hours. Competitive packages with full benefits are available. Please complete the ENTIRE application to ensure you are considered for a role!*

     

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC (Ansible) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing Federal customers with solutions in many arenas. Our customers face wide-ranging challenges in the fields of national security, health care, and information technology. To address these challenges, we employ intelligent and committed staff who take care of our customers’ success as if it is their own.

    Responsibilities

    • Must have a practical knowledge of theory, principles, practice and techniques of asepsis to prevent the spread of infection.
    • Must have a practical knowledge of microbiology and the principles as they apply to surgical supply operations as they relate to the resistance of microorganisms to external destructive agents such as heat and chemicals used for sterilization and High Level Disinfection (HLD).
    • Must have a working knowledge of standard procedures for steam autoclaving.
    • Must have a working knowledge of standard procedures for use of chemical sterilization such as Sterrad.
    • Interpretation and proper recording of results of all sterilization tests.
    • Must have a working knowledge of standard procedures for use of HLD systems such as Medivator Advantage, Trophon, and manual HLD utilizing Cidex OPA.
    • Must have a good working knowledge of the availability, economics, use, operation, maintenance, assembly and disassembly of the full range of surgical supplies, instruments, equipment and the specific cleaning, sterilizing and storage requirements of each.
    • Must possess a very broad knowledge of all types of surgical and clinical instrumentation. This knowledge must include sufficient working knowledge to be able to identify damaged or broken instruments, and be able to find a suitable replacement item if available.
    • Must have a thorough familiarity with surgical procedures performed in a hospital Operating Room.
    • Must have knowledge of medical and surgical terminology, human anatomy, and physiology.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of aseptic principles and techniques including characteristics of various types of detergents, and cleaning techniques.
    • Must have knowledge of the proper handling, cleaning, and reprocessing for use of flexible endoscopes such as colonoscopes and gastroscopes.
    • Must be able to fallow detailed, step by step instructions provided by the manufacturer for the handling, cleaning, and sterilization or HLD processing of a large variety of surgical and clinical Reusable Medical Equipment (RME).
    • Must be capable of performing all physical demands of the SPS department.
    • Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
    • Must be capable of working in a loud environment with occasional very loud noises.
    • Must be capable of wearing required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for 8 hours of a duty day with normal rest and meal breaks.
    • Must be capable of working in a hot and humid environment while wearing PPE.
    • Must be capable of performing repetitive work for long periods of time.
    • Must be flexible and able to change tasks at a moment’s notice.

    Qualifications

    Meets ONE OR MORE of the following requirements:

    • Certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or higher by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
    • Graduation from a nationally recognized CRCST training program with a minimum of 2 current years of documented work in the field.
    • Graduation from a nationally recognized Operating Room Technician training program with a minimum of 2 current years of documented work experience in a Sterile Processing Service environment.
    • Graduation from a US military training program for Surgical Technicians with a minimum of 2 current years of documented work experience in a Sterile Processing Service environment.
    • VA Level 2 certification with a minimum of 2 years current work experience in the SPS environment.
    • Non-Certified technicians with documented and verifiable SPS hands on work experience for a minimum of 5 years.

    AND

    • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

    EEO Statement

    Ansible Government Solutions, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. Ansible will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person’s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, medical/physical status or disability, or military status.

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