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Ascension Health Technician-Surgical Instrument in Binghamton, New York

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Technician-Surgical Instrument - Sterile Processing 001 - Full-Time, Rotating - Lourdes Hospital - Binghamton, NY

We have an exciting opportunity for a full-time Surgical Instrument Technician in our Sterile Processing department. Our Technicians play a vital role in ensuring that laboratory and healthcare equipment is cleaned and sterilized properly thereby reducing the risk of infection. This role is of paramount importance in the healthcare industry, both for patients and employees. Come join our team!

Why Join Ascension?

Lourdes, based in Binghamton, New York, is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. The main hospital campus includes medical, surgical and specialty nursing units, an Ambulatory Care Center, Breast Care Center, a Regional Cancer Center and numerous specialty practices. Reaching beyond the main hospital campus, Lourdes has established a network of primary care providers at 12 convenient sites throughout the region; and the Lourdes at Home and Hospice programs which care for patients in their homes and various nursing facilities. Two mobile mammography vans, a dental van and a medical services van deliver health services out into the region, making health care more easily accessible to surrounding communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As a Surgical Instrument Technician with Lourdes Hospital, you will have the opportunity to inspect, assemble and evaluate all surgical instruments and instrument sets to ensure proper sterilization, completeness of set, and to determine need for repair/replacement.

Responsibilities:

  • Performs decontamination of soiled instruments, sterilization containers and equipment according to established protocols.

  • Inspects instruments, equipment and containers to assure cleanliness and proper functioning.

  • Corrects instrument sets according to current standards and established count sheets and/or instrument tracking systems.

  • Maintains proper levels of inventory to ensure availability for case carts.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):

  • Certified Central Service Tech specializing in Sterile Processing credentialed from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 year) of hire date or job transfer date. If not certified at time of hire or grandfathered. Must meet NYS "diligent & thorough effort" standards.

Education & Work Experience:

  • HS or Equivalent required.

  • Sterile Processing experience preferred.

  • One year of healthcare experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

As an equal opportunity employer, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Lourdes) complies with all applicable employment laws and regulations. In order to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Lourdes are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.

Lourdes does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Lourdes is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccpeeosupplementfinaljrfqa508c.pdf

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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