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Sterile Processing Specialist

Company: St. Tammany Health System
Location: Covington
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

At St. Tammany Health System, delivering world-class healthcare close to home is our goal. That means we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best professionals for every position in our health system.

We believe the pristine beauty of St. Tammany Parish adds to our attractive compensation package. The health system is nestled in the heart of Covington on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It is a peaceful, scenic, community-oriented area with an abundance of amenities to suit every taste.


Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
WORK SHIFT: (M-F), 3p-11:30p, rotating weekends/holidays/on call


Demonstrates competence in all aspects of sterile processing: decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization, sterile storage, and distribution of sterile medical devices. Responsible for safe handling and care of equipment, instruments and supplies. Tests, monitors and operates all sterile processing and surgery sterilizers.


High school education or equivalent is required. Minimum of one year experience in any capacity in OR setting required, preferably in a hospital setting or successful completion of STHS apprenticeship. Sterile Processing experience preferred.

Sterile Processing (CBSPD or CRCST) certification within 12 months of hire:
1. A certification from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing Technician or certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) as Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)

2. Sterile Processing applicant able to attain certification within 12 months of hire.

Must possess good physical health. Some requirements include but are not limited to standing, sitting or walking for long periods of time. Lifting at least 50 pounds is required. Must be able to work with a moderate level of noise.
Physical Effort required:
Constant (67%-100%) - handling/feeling, talking, hearing, seeing
Frequently (34%-66%) - lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching
Occasionally (1%-33%) - climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.), balancing, stooping, crouching


Each St. Tammany Health System staff member is expected to conduct himself or herself according to our mission, vision and values. Please take time to review those expectations, which can be found by clicking here, before applying for employment. If you feel you are unable to demonstrate those characteristics, we respectfully request that you do not proceed with the application process.


St. Tammany Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Tammany Health System is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Keywords: St. Tammany Health System, New Orleans , Sterile Processing Specialist, Other , Covington, Louisiana

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