Hackensack Meridian Health

Senior SPD Technician - Full Time

Job ID
Central Processing Department
JFK Medical Center
Job Location
Position Type
Full Time with Benefits
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
Three of 6


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.


The Sterile Processing Team Leader acts as the liaison between the operating room and Sterile Processing Department (SPD), ensuring appropriate and continuous delivery of instrumentation to provide a seamless throughput of the daily surgical schedule.


A day in the life of a Senior SPD Technician at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


1. Knowledge of Sterile Processing timeframes and procedures.
2. Completes all case cart checklists and ensures the daily delivery of instruments and supplies to the operating rooms.
3. Communication with Operating Room (OR) leadership and OR Service Line Coordinators.
4. Communicates with vendors and enforces policies regarding timely delivery of loaner instruments for scheduled cases.
5. Maintains continuous monitoring of the OR schedule throughout the shift for any additional cases and/or cancellations and assures that instrumentation is available.
6. Participates in the daily scheduling huddle for communication and information on instrumentation and loaners that are needed for the next day.
7. Completes daily checks of all consigned case carts and peel pack bins for appropriate par levels.
8. Monitors that instrument count sheets are being completed, signed and sent back with trays to Sterile Processing Department daily.
9. Monitors for broken instrumentation and maintains repair logs.
10. Lifts a minimum of 30 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 50 lbs. and stands a minimum of length of shift.
11. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
12. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
2. A minimum of one year of experience in a multi service line operating room.
3. Knowledge of surgical instrumentation.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5. Proficient computer skills that include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1. Proven Leadership ability.
2. Knowledge of patient care equipment, proper cleaning and disinfection techniques, and medical instrumentation and supplies.
3. Established ability to multitask and perform detailed work in a face paced environment.
4. Good communication skills.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

1. Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) [Formerly the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)].


Working Conditions:

Lifts a minimum of 30 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 50 lbs. and stands a minimum of length of shift.


If you feel that the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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