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Bozeman Health Sterile Processing Technician (Non-Certified) - Full-Time in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary: While working behind the scenes in a fast paced environment, a sterile processing technician ensures patient safety for Bozeman Health without being patient facing. Responsible for safe & efficient practices for decontamination, instrument assembly, wrapping & sterilization of all reprocessed instruments, distribution of equipment, and case cart management. Supports departmental initiatives to meet productivity standard and flexible staffing needs. Interacts daily with a wide variety of staff, disciplines, service lines, and vendors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma

  • Preferred: Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS), Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER), Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL), or field related certification

  • Preferred: previous healthcare experience

Essential Job Functions:

  • Collecting used and contaminated equipment, instruments, and supplies for sorting and decontamination.

  • Manually cleaning supplies of contaminants, removing waste matter, and operating & maintaining decontamination equipment.

  • Preparing & packing decontaminated supplies for sterilization.

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • Monitoring, operating, and testing sterilization equipment including washers, ultrasonics, automatic endoscope preprocessors, autoclaves, low temperature sterilizers, and drying cabinets.

  • Examining supplies meticulously to ensure they are properly cleaned and sanitized.

  • Sterilizing, preparing, wrapping, and organizing equipment into instrument trays for use during medical procedures.

  • Preparing and delivering all necessary equipment and instruments for surgeries, examinations, medical procedures, and medical carts.

  • Maintaining records of sterilization procedures, sterilized items, equipment maintenance, and supplies.

  • Controlling the inventory, reordering supplies, and checking expiration dates.

  • Participating in regular in-service education.

  • Complying with the standards established by all regulatory agencies.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Education requirements per DNV programs

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong attention to detail, vigilance, and meticulous care on the job.

  • Good judgment and critical-thinking skills.

  • Manual dexterity and the ability to handle fragile equipment.

  • Ability to work well in a team or independently.

  • Capability to work in a face paced and stressful environment.

  • Ability to work varied shifts.

  • Self-directed; completes assignments accurately, thoroughly, and with minimal oversight.

  • Strong emotional intelligence, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.