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MUSCP - Certified Sterilization Technician II

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Entity: MUSC Physicians
Department: Bu/Multi-Specialty Outreach
Sub Department: UMA05-001-DPT/North Area Clinic
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUSCP - Staff
Location: North Charleston, SC
Categories: ALLIED HEALTH
Pay scale: MUSCP-G07: $26,318 - $39,579


Entity/Organization: MUSC Physicians (MUSCP)

Hours per week:  Full Time

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Pay Basis/FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose:  The Sterile Processing Technician II reports to the Nurse Manager. Under general supervision of the Nurse Manager, the Sterile Processing Technician II performs instrument production, assembly, sterile processing, and decontamination and distribution of surgical instruments in compliance with medical center policies and procedures, state, local and federal requirements. This position will also function as a preceptor to new hires.

Minimum Training and Education:  High school diploma or equivalent (GED) and current certification in sterile processing from a nationally recognized sterilization certification body and a minimum of two years work experience as a certified sterile processing technician required. Work involves close adherence to departmental, hospital and regulatory agency compliance to policies and procedures. Must be able to maintain all appropriate records and documentation in accordance with regulatory standards. Must be able to work under pressure while maintaining a high volume of production with a low error rate. Must be able to perform efficacy testing and accurate interpretation, reporting, and recording of results. Shift, weekend and holiday rotation will be required. Employee will be required to maintain active certification status while employed to include all required continuing education requirements. Must perform as a preceptor.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Current certification in sterile processing from a nationally recognized sterilization certification body required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements:  Continuous requirements are to perform job functions while standing, walking and sitting. Ability to bend at the waist, kneel, climb stairs, reach in all directions, fully use both hands and legs, possess good finger dexterity, perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders, reach in all directions. Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. Maintain 20/40 vision corrected, see and recognize objects close at hand and at a distance, work in a latex safe environment and work indoors. Frequently lift, lower, push and pull and/or carry objects weighing 50 lbs (+/-) unassisted, exert up to 50 lbs of force, lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. Infrequently work in dusty areas and confined/cramped spaces.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.