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Lead SPS Technician - Sterile Processing

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 2
Shift Details: 3pm - 11:30pm; call required after hours, weekends and holidays

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Every day, over 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.


Responsible for day to day operations and prioritizes work flows, within SPS department, on their specific shift. Ensures staff members adhere to SPS policies and standard work while performing their assigned daily tasks. In coordination with SPS Technician 3, provides training and competency validation checks for new staff. Maintains a thorough knowledge of instrumentation, equipment, utilization, and sterile processing. Performs a variety of processing duties at an advanced level, including decontamination, instrument assembly, packaging, sterilization and case cart assembly. Ensures that all required daily documentation is accurate and complete for efficient distribution of high quality sterile products to effectively meet customer expectations. Works in collaboration with peri-operative services to provide appropriate surgical instrumentation. Leads daily shift huddle and maintains Lean Visual Management Board. Participates in quality safety council meetings.


Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent experience


  • 1+ years of SPS experience

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • Current "Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certification" from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD) or Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from IAHCSMM required.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English required.


Preferred Requirements


  • Two (2) years of experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must obtain a minimum of 10 CEU’s (continuous education units) per year.
  • Working knowledge of SPM, EPIC, and Microsoft Office

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

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