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Sterile Processing Sv Educator - Central Sterile Supply

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Backus Hospital


Norwich, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Primarily day shift 7am-3:30pm with flexibility to train on second and third shifts.

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Every day, almost 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.


Manages and organizes all continuing education for the SPS department. Ensures that the HHC standardized training program is utilized. Responsible for documenting cadence and attendance, training compliance reporting, and facilitates training classes.  Observes and educates the personnel performing Sterile Processing functions.  Runs a rigorous training and development program for new SPS staff, as well as a remediation program for existing staff. Educates employees on proper infection prevention procedures for decontamination, sterilization, storage, transportation of equipment, sterile supplies and instruments/sets utilized across HHC hospitals and surgical centers.


Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma


  • 3+ years of experience in sterile processing, with 1+ years of training experience and/or process improvement leadership and implementation.

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • SPS Certification required

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English required.

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 CEUs per year
  • Knowledge of AAMI/JCAHO/AORN regulations
  • Understanding of Lean management processes in order to utilize data to drive process improvement and create standard
  • Demonstrate proficiency in planning and delivering education and training effectively, in compliance with AAMI/JCAHO/AORN regulations and HHC protocols.

Preferred Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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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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