CSS Tech - Day Shift in Martinsville, VA at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 1/25/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

SOVAH Health - Martinsville

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health – Martinsville, is a full service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.


Where We Are:

In Martinsville, explore culture and arts, enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled time!


Why Choose Us:


• Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees


• Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees


• Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance


• Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants


• Professional development, Growth opportunities, and Mentor-based training


• And much more…


Position Summary:

Sovah Health in Martinsville, VA. is seeking a Full-Time Central Sterile Services Technician. The CSS Tech. will:


  • Collect, decontaminate, store, and distribute all reusable supplies and patient care equipment in the hospital.

  • Provide inspection, decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of instruments and other patient care equipment in accordance with processing guidelines, AAMI, AORN, TJC, and OSHA requirements.

  • Operate departmental equipment daily according to manufacturer instructions with emphasis on safety.

  • Provide customer service to all departments with a focus on the patient’s need.

  • Process and document all sterile supplies and equipment daily using chemical, biological and mechanical indicators to verify sterility in accordance with manufacturer instructions and hospital policy.

  • Monitor and perform antimicrobial and disinfection solutions testing according to manufacturer instructions and documentation daily.

  • Enters patient charges and orders into computer system.

  • Able to problem solve to enhance the effectiveness of teamwork.

  • Conducts biological monitoring and interprets results.

  • Possess knowledge of the operations of steam and ETO sterilizers.

  • Washes and decontaminates instruments and equipment from units throughout hospital

  • Transport instruments and supplies to units

  • Removes equipment and supplies not in use; cleans equipment and returns to appropriate location for storage.

  • Utilizes standard precautions for infection control, i.e., handwashing, body substance isolation.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education

  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • Certification as registered central service technician required within one year of employment.

Required Skills

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Requires ability to read and write legibly and carry out direction promptly and accurately.
  • Must exhibit effective communication skills and interpersonal skills. Requires the ability to respond quickly and calmly under stressful or emergency situations.
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires full range of motion including handling and lifting patients and./or equipment, manual and finger dexterity, and eye hand coordination.
    • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
    • May require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds.
    • May require frequent bending, squatting, and kneeling.
    • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
    • Requires ability to work under stressful conditions and/or irregular hours.
  • Potential for exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids. 

Certifications

  • Certification as registered central service technician required within one year of employment.

Minimum Work Experience

  • Previous experience in the central sterile supply setting desirable.
  • Requirements will include successful completion of orientation program and competency requirements.

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Martinsville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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