Under general supervision of Sterile Processing Supervisor and in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards The Surgical Sterile Processing Specialist 1 is responsible for maintaining high standards for decontamination, assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and Ancillary Departments. This includes working in conjunction with the customer to provide timely sterile products, trays, and case carts where applicable. Surgical Sterile Processing Specialist 1 maintains consistency and continuous product flow between the OR and Sterile Processing while practicing above average customer service. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision and values of Tampa General Hospital.
High School Diploma or G.E.D required.
National certification CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) or Graduate of Surgical Technologist/Sterile Processing program required.
Non- graduates of a Surgical Technologist/ Sterile Processing program must possess and maintain a CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician).
1-2 years experience in Sterile Processing Department strongly preferred.
Approved certifications are through IAHCSMM or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CSBPD).
Proficiency with computers is required.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Additional Salary Information: Medical, dental, vision, 403b, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, generous PTO program and shift differential.
Internal Number: 200001K5
About Tampa General Hospital
TGH is the area’s only level I trauma center and one of just two ABA-verified adult & pediatric burn centers in Florida. With five medical helicopters*, we transport critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. The hospital is home to one of the busiest solid organ transplant centers in the country. TGH is a nationally designated comprehensive stroke center, and has a 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Other outstanding centers include cardiovascular, orthopedics, high-risk and normal obstetrics, urology, ENT, endocrinology, and the Children’s Medical Center, which features a nine-bed pediatric intensive care unit and pediatric kidney transplant services. As the region’s leading safety net hospital, Tampa General is committed to providing area residents with world-class and compassionate health care ranging from the simplest to the most complex medical services.
Tampa General Hospital was named the #1 hospital in Tampa Bay by U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021, and recognized as one of America's Best Hospital's in five medical specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology ...& GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics. Tampa General Hospital has been designated a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the highest recognition for nursing excellence, for the fourth consecutive time – an accomplishment that fewer than one percent of hospitals nationwide have earned. TGH is accredited by The Joint Commission and was awarded disease-specific certification in five medical specialties. TGH is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). *Air transport provided by Metro Aviation, Inc.