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Estimated Pay $17 per hour
Hours Part-time
Location Fairfax, Virginia

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Inova Health System is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician for a job in Fairfax, Virginia.

Job Description & Requirements

  • Specialty: Sterile Processing Technician
  • Discipline: Allied Health Professional
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Shift: nights
  • Employment Type: Staff


The Sterile Processing Tech 2 decontaminates instruments in a safe and appropriate manner. Assembles instrumentation accurately and efficiently. Ensures sterility of all processed items. Maintains instruments inventory and ensures timely distribution of instruments to all customers. Prioritizes instruments and assembles complex trays. Assumes a leadership role within the department.

Job Responsibilities

- Decontaminates instruments in a safe and appropriate manner. - Unloads case carts, checking all items for red tags.
- Properly sorts instrumentation and selects the proper processing mechanisms (manual and mechanical) to ensure the integrity of and prevent damage to the items.
- Prepares instrumentation for the decontamination process, including flushing lumens, exposing all surfaces, and properly loading washers.
- Operates washer/decontaminators, cart washers, sonic washers, and all other equipment in the decontamination area.
- Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions in the decontamination area.

- Assembles instrumentation accurately and efficiently. - Locates missing instrumentation and replaces repaired/ordered instrumentation in sets.
- Maintains stock levels in the assembly area.
- Loads items to be sterilized on the loading cart and records them on the load cart, adding a biological test to each load.
- Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions in the instrument assembly area.
- Inspects instruments and ensures that they are free from bio-burden and in proper working condition prior to assembling sets according to count sheets.

- Ensures sterility of all processed items. - Selects the proper mode of sterilization for all items.
- Ensures the presence of all required chemical and biological indicators.
- Operates all sterilization equipment (Steam Sterrad, Steris).
- Validates sterilization process by reading, interpreting, and documenting all chemical and biological indicators.
- Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions related to sterilization.

- Maintains instruments inventory and ensures timely distribution of instruments to all customers. - Maintains par levels of all individual items, instrument sets, procedure trays, and MSET boxes.
- Properly stores or distributes items ensuring that each item has been properly labeled and sterilized.
- Responds professionally and efficiently to all routine and urgent customer requests.
- Utilizes instrument tracking computer software to document all functions related to storage and distribution Manages instrument inventory and ensures timely distribution of instruments to all customers.

- Prioritizes instruments. - Distinguish one-of-a-kind trays.
- Distinguish trauma trays (Stryker, Synthes, etc.)

- Assembles complex trays. - Assemble CVOR trays, loaner trays, ortho/neuro, vascular.
- Prioritizes trays coming out of the washer based on the red tag board.

- Assumes a leadership role within the department. - Works collaboratively with all customers to problem-solve issues that arise on a day-to-day basis Teaches, mentors, and precepts new employees. Identifies cost and quality opportunities and brings them to the attention of the manager.
- Participates in the quality process.
- Acts as a resource to peers and oversees departmental operations in the absence of the coordinator/manager.
- Continually assesses and proactively manages department workload and coordinates resources to meet priorities.

- May perform additional duties as assigned.

Location - Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Minimum Education - High School or GED
Schedule - Fulltime M-F with Weekend, EVENING 3PM to 1130PM
Experience - 1 Year working as sterile processing tech
Licensing - CRCST or CBSPD Upon Start
Sign On Bonus Available
Inova Benefits and Perks:
- Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
- Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
- NEW! 4 weeks PAID PARENTAL LEAVE
- Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
- Competitive salary: Pay based experience
- Amazing Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work
- Supplemental Plans: Including Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
- Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!
See Full List of Benefits Here: 2023 INOVA BENEFITS GUIDE

Inova Job ID #650852. Posted job title: sterile processing tech 2 fulltime evening