The primary accountabilities below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.
Description Under minimal supervision, the incumbent will install, repair, rebuild, inspect, maintain, calibrate, and inventory all sterile servicing equipment- typically cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization of reusable medical supplies and equipment. Ensure the safe operation and effective performance of the equipment by conducting the approved program for quality control, biological indicators, and maintenance in support of medical procedures and surgical operations. Perform all of the responsibilities of the Sterile Supply Technician I. May be called upon to assist or perform the work of other maintenance personnel.
Work Schedule: Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including on-call.
Starting Rate: Commensurate with experience & qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent and five (5) years of basic mechanical or electrical experience, including low-voltage power, instrumentation or controls, plumbing, pipefitting/welding, machining and auto-mechanic experience required. Associate degree from a vocational/technical school or community college preferred. Experience working in a healthcare facility preferred. Incomplete job profiles will not be processed. Please be certain to showcase depth and breadth of experience, as it relates to the needs of this job announcement.
Licenses / Certifications / Registrations:
Successful completion of required make/manufacturer maintenance training certification and pass annual recertification test.
Driving record should meet University underwriting guidelines to drive vehicle in performance of University business. Current underwriting guidelines include possession a valid driver's license, issued in the United States; at least 21 years of age; at least three years of driving experience; maintain an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
Under minimal supervision, performs daily, weekly, monthly, and scheduled inspections on central sterilization supply equipment in the Hospital, to ensure safe and proper operation. Investigates occurrences where equipment malfunctions or fails testing procedures.
Inspects and tests equipment following usage and manufacturer recommended schedules. Ensures safe and proper operations of sterilization equipment.
Performs calibrations on all sterilization supply equipment. Starts equipment and observes gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and ensures equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
Troubleshoots and diagnoses equipment malfunctions using test instruments.
Maintains parts inventory to support CSS equipment. Maintains records of inventory and equipment usage.
Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards. Documents all service, repairs, maintenance, and equipment inventory.
Maintains, collects, references, and retrieves data collected via the workflow responsibilities of the program wastes from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems. Monitors operation of water systems serving CSS and various labs.
Actively participates in ongoing department training. Pursues specialized training and certifications to stay abreast of industry changes and to advance expertise. Uses assigned communication device to read and respond to texts, emails and service requests. Interacts with customers, visitors, students, patients, coworkers and others in a friendly, helpful, timely and professional manner.
Ability to perform pipefitting methods
Basic plumbing and electrical skills
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
Maintenance knowledge of steam autoclaves and instrument washers
Knowledge of safety standards and guidelines (Joint Commission, Manufacturer)
Strong technical, mechanical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
General knowledge of the following: principles and methods of sterilization, steam generators, and industrial controls
Ability to communicate effectively and establish, and maintain, effective working relationships with guest, contractors, customers, management, and staff
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision
Ability to handle multiple and changing priorities
Knowledge of cleaning, disinfection and sterilization techniques
Ability to maintain a clean work site and area that minimally interferes with operations
Attention to detail skills
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to work an on-call work schedule
Knowledge of diagnostic test equipment, volt-ohm meters, amp probes & precision temperature and pressure calibration equipment
Ability to participate in ongoing department training
Ability to pursue specialized training and certifications to stay abreast of industry changes and advance expertise
Required to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the duties and responsibilities that require performing tasks requiring wearing respirator and other personal protective equipment, such as self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), to include:
Lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds
Climbing stairs, ladders and scaffolding, and working at heights above thirty (30) feet
Performing tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking significant distances between and within buildings in the Hospital
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression or sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.
In fall 2018, UAB had a third consecutive year of record-high over all enrollment with 21,923 students, including its largest freshman class ever (2,299), with enrollment growth in every school on campus and in the acclaimed UAB Honors College. The freshman class had an average ACT of 25.2 and GPA of 3.73- both higher than 2017. UAB's students are talented and diverse, with minority students making up 40.5 percent of the freshman class and 39.7 percent of the entire of the student body. Logo Logo UAB is was recently recognized as the Top Young University in the U.S. and 10th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UAB research expenditures are at a record high, exceeding $562 million in FY17, and UAB ranks 15th in federal funding nationally among public universities (top 4 percent) and 31st overall (top 5 percent). In National Institutes of Health funding, UAB ranks 8th among public universities (top 2 percent) and 23rd overall (top 4 percent) with more than $244 million. UAB Health system has over one million patient visits annually and is home to Alabama's largest hospital and the 3rd largest public hospital in the U.S. UAB houses the state's only level ...1 adult trauma center and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Alabama and a five-state region. UAB is the state's largest single-site employer, with more than 23,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact of over $7.15 billion on Alabama.