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Parkview Health Sterile Processing Technician in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Summary Under the direction of the department manager and in collaboration with the Perioperative Services Leadership, responsible for the planning, ordering, special order inventory management, documentation and patient charge reconciliation for the clinical record of care. Responsible for strict adherence to all clinical, regulatory and industry standards for inventory, prioritization, maintenance, documentation, sterilization of all surgical instrumentation and equipment while aiding in and reducing the risk of surgical site infections.

Education Must be a high school graduate or equivalent GED.

Licensure Certification Must achieve certification from IAHCSMM as Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) within two years from date of employment and maintain certification throughout employment. Current co-workers as of 8/2/17 will have until 8/2/19 to obtain CRCST and maintain certification throughout employment.

Other Qualifications One-year minimum experience as a CST or CRCST preferred. Previous experience as a Surgical Technologist preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to demonstrate a working knowledge of general computer skills and applications. Demonstrate ability to multi-task and work independently using critical thinking skills. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to operate and understand multiple computer technology programs and understand the importance of providing appropriate special order supplies for each surgical case.