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Sterile Processing Tech - North Chapel Hill Surgery Center

Job ID: 45373
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

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North Chapel Hill Surgery Center is seeking a Sterile Processing Tech to join their new Surgery Center. Anticipated opening March 2023.

North Chapel Hill Surgery Center is a free standing multi-specialty facility that is a joint venture between Rex and UNC Med Center. This facility has 2 operating rooms and 8 preop/PACU bays. It is located at 151 Old University Station Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Service lines: Ortho (sports med, hand, foot/ankle); Plastics; and Ophthalmology (ocular plastics).

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday - 6am to 6pm, with no weekends and no holidays.

This position is eligible for the North Chapel Hill Surgery Center Commitment Incentive Program:

  • Nursing Assistant I, Nursing Assistant II, Clinical Support Tech I, Clinical Support Tech II, and Sterile Processing Technician positions within the North Chapel Hill Surgery Center. 
  • Full-time appointment that requires scheduled work of 36 hours or more per week. 
  • Not currently permanently employed or employed within the previous 12 months at any UNC Health System-owned entity. 
  • UNC Hospitals per diem and traveler/contract staff are eligible if converting to full-time (36 + hrs/wk) status. 
  • Employee must remain in good standing throughout their commitment period. If an employee receives a final written warning, the incentive will be discontinued.

The Sterile Processing Techs' hours will be 40 hours per week position. This position qualifies for an extensive benefit package including PTO hours, which are accrued based on the number of worked hours. This position requires the ability to attend a week long orientation (Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm) prior to the required training on the unit. Orientation is offered every two weeks. Unit training varies on the position and the individual.

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Summary:

Processes and issues
routine and specialized medical/surgical supplies and instruments used in the
care and treatment of patients. Cleans, high level disinfects/sterilizes, and
packages medical and surgical instrument trays and inventories. This level
recognizes the profession of Central Processing Technology staff for advanced
performance and leadership in the Perioperative setting.

Responsibilities:

1. Assembles baskets of instruments, basin sets and equipment using appropriate check lists and prepares for sterilization.
2. Assembles sets of supplies and instruments used in a variety of clinical settings. Checks for cleanliness and functionality (i.e. sharpness of scissors, smooth movement of hinged instruments, etc.)
3. Decontaminates, disinfects and thoroughly cleans supplies, instruments and equipment used in a variety of procedures.
4. Distributes instruments, equipment and supplies to appropriate location.
5. Monitors and maintains adequate levels of supplies, instruments and equipment.
6. Monitors equipment for malfunctions. Makes minor repairs. Notifies appropriate staff of need for more major repairs.
7. Demonstrates knowledge of instrument and equipment IFUs and processes instruments and interacts with equipment according to manufacturer guidelines.
8. Technical-- Demonstrates proficiency in reprocessing and maintenance of endoscopes and other endoscopic equipment per high-level disinfection (HLD) policy and manufacturer instructions (IFU). Maintain scope washers and washer adapters. Check detergent levels and effectiveness of disinfectant as per policy. Effectively communicates information regarding scope repairs, loaners, supplies and QI information by maintaining documentation of all actions.
9. Wears PPE as per policy.
10. Acts as primary preceptor
11. Serves as a leader for troubleshooting and quality improvement and assurance processes.
12. Maintains supplies needed for cleaning and reprocessing, and communicates effectively equipment failures and needed repairs.
13. Accurately records data in appropriate logs.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or equivalent.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Certification from accredited program for instrument reprocessing required or equivalent experience.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Two (2) years of central sterile technician experience required with certification; or five years of central sterile technician experience required with no certification.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: UNCHCS

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Operating Room N CH Surg

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Day Job

Location of Job: US: NC: Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
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