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Lead Sterile Processing Tech - Surgical Services - Outpatient Pavilion - Full-Time - Day Shift - Eligible for $3K in New Hire Incentives

Job ID JR137543 Date Posted 05/15/2023
San Diego, California
  • Outpatient Pavilion
  • Day
  • Regular
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Shift Start Time:

6 AM

Shift End Time:

2:30 PM

Additional Shift Information:

Weekend Requirements:

Every Other

On-Call Required:


Hourly Pay Range (Minimum - Midpoint - Maximum):

$30.164 - $37.705 - $45.246

The stated pay scale reflects the range that Sharp reasonably expects to pay for this position.  The actual pay rate and pay grade for this position will be dependent on a variety of factors, including an applicant’s years of experience, unique skills and abilities, education, alignment with similar internal candidates, marketplace factors, other requirements for the position, and employer business practices.

Eligible for $3K new hire sign on bonus (hires new to Sharp only).

What You Will Do
Acts as liaison between Sterile Processing (SP) and all nursing units. Ensures the processing and distribution of all instruments and supplies required throughout the hospital in collaboration with MM Support and other Specialists and ordering staff. Facilitates an adequate supply of all products. Ensures compliance with all departmental and hospital policies and safety requirements. Ensures completion of all required competencies annually. Works with staff to provide ongoing education. Documents employee performance.

Required Qualifications

  • 5 Years Central Service or Operating Room experience or other related experience
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) - Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) -REQUIRED
  • Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) - The Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution -REQUIRED

Preferred Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma or Equivalent

Additional information on the $3K hiring incentive bonus:

The following are not eligible for hiring incentives:

  • Current Sharp employees are not eligible.
  • Rehires/Reinstates that are rejoining the organization less than 12 months from last date of employment with Sharp Healthcare are not eligible.

To remain eligible for your sign on incentive the following criteria must be met:

  • Must remain in original hired FTE status/work hours and shift (if specified in offer letter)
  • Must remain in original department/specialty.
  • Must remain in original job title / position.
  • Transfers to a non-bonus eligible department or position may result in forfeiting remaining incentive bonus.

Essential Functions

  • Communication
    Contributes to the team effort and responds positively to changing circumstances as evidenced by ability to change priorities according to departmental need, response to changes in work assignments, work schedule, etc.
    Accepts and offers professional and constructive feedback. Works effectively and cooperatively with staff, including groups from other departments.
    Demonstrates the ability to grasp and follow through on both verbal and written instructions as evidenced by results of specialized tasks, special projects, etc. in a timely manner.
    Accurately and effectively communicates in verbal and written form with subordinates and coworkers.
    Assures proper grammar and syntax is utilized.
  • Demonstrates good judgment and leadership
    Demonstrates good judgment and leadership by considering relevant facts, weighing alternatives, and making decisions logically in order to perform the job assignment effectively.
    Ensures all available facts are thoroughly investigated prior to reporting issues.
    Demonstrates Sharp HealthCare Behavior Standards, Commitment to Principles, and Pillars.
    Demonstrates the ability to accept responsibility for SP activities making appropriate decisions in the absence of the supervisor. Communicates decisions to Manager promptly
    Reports all questionable matters to the Supervisor promptly.
    Demonstrates leadership by being easily accessible to coworkers, subordinates, supervisor, and customers to provide assistance and guidance with questions concerns and problems.
    Demonstrates the ability to prioritize daily departmental functions, assign tasks and oversee the functions of subordinates.
  • Quality assurance
    Considers accuracy, thoroughness, clarity, and a high level of work with a minimum need for supervision.
    Understands and performs fundamental procedures and displays competence in all areas of SP to include:
    Knowledge of complete decontamination and sterilization processes, patient supplies and equipment, instrumentation and usages and all sterilization equipment.
    Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all aspects of SP to include:
    Decontamination and sterilization processes.
    Medical supplies and equipment.
    All statutes and guidelines governing SP operations.
    Possess knowledge of all surgical and floor grade instrumentation.
    Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all surgical and floor grade instrumentation.
    Inspects all instruments for proficiency and patient safety and maintain appropriate inventory of instruments.
    Ensures monthly maintenance of instrumentation.
    Completes 8-10 department inservices annually.
    Demonstrates complete knowledge in the operation of all sterilizers.
    Ability and knowledge to prepare and complete accurate documentation for each load to include biological testing and documentation.
    Provide education to staff to assist and complete staff level competency.
    Demonstrates complete knowledge of aseptic techniques as evidenced by the appropriate handling and preparation of sterile supplies, proper packaging and tray makeup and the general handling of items processed.
    Actively participates in department staff meetings.
    Attends position related seminars and facilitates inservices.
  • Regulatory and safety
    Demonstrates thorough knowledge of all Material Safety Data Sheets as evidenced by the ability to instruct and direct subordinates appropriately in their interpretation and use.
    Written report required for MSDS uses.
    Thoroughly understands and adheres to the principals of JCAHO, OSHA, CDC, OIG, DHS and Title 22 requirements to promote optimal occupational and patient safety.
    Is able to access regulatory specifics efficiently.
    Ensures all reporting (injuries, etc.) are completed within guidelines.
    All reporting must be clear, accurate, and legible.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, surgical technique, and surgical instruments.
  • Knowledge and ability of decontamination and sterilization process for instrumentation and equipment.

Sharp HealthCare is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability or any other protected class



H.S. Diploma or Equivalent; Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) - The Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution; Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) - Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA)
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