Vanderbilt University Medical Center Central Sterile Process Tech 2 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Department/Unit Summary

We are dedicated to our patients and surgeons by providing quality care with attention to reusable instrumentation. Our commitment is “Every Patient, Every Time”. We are the heart of the hospital!

Our Sterile processing department is comprised of two locations that work together to ensure high quality instruments needs are met for the patient and surgeon. With the use of our instrument tracking system we excel in the preparation of reusable instrumentation and equipment for clinical and surgical procedures across the entire campus. Services include but not limited to Robotic, Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, Cardiac, Trauma, Neuro, Spine, Orthopedic, Ear Nose and Throat, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Vascular, Donor, and transplant services.

  • We average 150 surgicalprocedures a day

  • Central Sterile processing onmain campus, includes 29 team members and provides reprocessing servicefor 37 clinics and units as well as 54 operating rooms.

  • Endosurgery department on maincampus includes 10 team members specialized in reprocessing Endoscopic andlaparoscopic equipment.

  • 100 Oaks Central Sterileprocessing includes 2 team members focused on reprocessing clinicinstrumentation and equipment.

  • Vanderbilt Case Cart OperationCenter includes 24 team members that provides reprocessing service for 21offsite clinics and 54 operating rooms.

Your Role:

  • Maintains work environment in asafe, clean, orderly manner.

  • Receives, cleans anddecontaminates supplies and equipment with departmental policies.

  • Performs, documents andmonitors all quality control tools.

  • Receives and inventoriesdepartmental supplies, instrumentation and equipment.

  • Prepares instrumentation andequipment according to recommended procedures and techniques inpreparation for sterilization.

  • Operates all departmentalequipment safely and effectively.

  • Scans instrumentation andassembles, according to prescribed procedures and techniques.

  • The responsibilities listed area general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Position Qualifications


  • Certified Central SterileProcessing Tech

  • 2 years of Central SterileProcessing experience

Position Shift:

  • 3rd shift – Monday –Friday 11:00 PM – 7:30 AM

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Providerin Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center at ), 9 adult and 9pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals inAmerica"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medicalresearch in the US

  • American Association for theAdvancement of Science: 12 facultymembers elected fellows in 2014

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored inTennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American HospitalAssociation: among the100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US


    ENVIRONMENTAL STERILITY & SAFETY (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of environmental sterility and safety in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully delivering environmental sterility and safety services without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.

    EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of preventive maintenance in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully maintaining equipment, products, or systems without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to conduct predictive maintenance on core products and equipment.

    SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of the equipment and related devices. Has solid knowledge of performance criteria. Able to use the equipment to accomplish advanced tasks associated with the specific devices. Easily resolves equipment problems.

    INVENTORY CONTROL (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of inventory control in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully delivering results without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.


  • Organizational Impact: Performsnon-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance withminimal guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity ofwork: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Appliesbroad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.

  • Team Interaction: Providesinformal guidance and support to less experienced team members.



    • Develops Self and Others:Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
    • Builds and MaintainsRelationships : Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working stylesand develops relationships across areas.
    • Communicates Effectively:Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear andcourteous manner.


    • Serves Others withCompassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others andhow to provide excellent service.
    • Solves Complex Problems:Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises properconcerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice andSupport: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurateinformation and support.


    • Performs Excellent Work:Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meetquality standards .
    • Ensures ContinuousImprovement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, toolsor systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
    • Fulfills Safety andRegulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions thataffect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person ordepartment.


    • Demonstrates Accountability:Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyondstandard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
    • Stewards OrganizationalResources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impactdepartmental resources.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions:Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieveresults on time and without error.


    • Generates New Ideas:Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impactday-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
    • Applies Technology: Absorbsnew technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate toolsand procedures to ensure proper course of action.
    • Adapts to Change: Embraceschange by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructionsinto own area of work.


High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Central Sterile Processing (IAHCSMM CRCST of CBSPD) Required

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

  • Continuous: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Supply/Equipment

Organization: CSP VCCOC (3rd) 201043

Title: Central Sterile Process Tech 2

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center

Requisition ID: 1810890

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.