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Sanford Health Associate Sterile Processing Technician - Surgical Processing & Distribution in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Associate Sterile Processing Technician | Surgical Processing & Distribution | Sioux Falls, SD

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Surgical Processing & Distribution - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Evenings

Hours Per Shift: Other


Responsible for ensuring all patient care and surgical supplies, equipment, and instruments are properly inventoried, inspected, stored, distributed and reprocessed in a quality and timely manner throughout the health system.

Follows all standard operating procedures (SOP) and policies and infection prevention and control guidelines. Able to recognize potential and actual processing errors, notify leadership and follow-up according to procedure or instruction. Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner and maintains continuity in work flow. Responsible for use of technologies such as copy and fax machine, internet, handheld devices, electronic medical records, instrument tracking systems, inventory management systems, email and Microsoft office.


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Must have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED).

Prior experience in central processing or healthcare environment is preferred. Knowledge of medical terminology preferred. Must have strong phone and computer skills, with ability to navigate the internet and use handheld devices.

Certified in Central Service Technology (CRCST) is strongly preferred within 24 months of date of hire.

If working in Fargo, North Dakota (ND), all employees hired within the sterile processing department prior to December 31,2017, will require certification as a Central Service Technician (CST) no later than July 2020 if not certified upon hire. All employees hired after December 31, 2017 will have two years from their date of hire to become certified through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM), if not certified upon hire.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Facilities and General Services

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Evenings

Req Number: WD14592