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

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Vanderbilt UniversityMedical Center TempForce was created to connect temporary talent to all areas of VUMC. TempForce places diverse and skilled personnel to departments across the Medical Center.

VUMC TempForce has opportunities for Central Sterile Processing Tech. In this role you provide a continuous flow of sterile/reusable supplies, equipment and surgical instrumentation which require centralized collection, disinfection, inspection, assembly, preparation, sterilization and monitoring to hospital areas with occasional guidance. Provides these services through knowledge and implementation of regulatory guidelines and designated policies and procedures. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .

Key Functions andExpected Performances


  • 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 and equipmentaccording to recommended procedures and techniques in preparation forsterilization.

  • 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.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Organizational Impact: Performstasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance withoccasional guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity ofwork: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Appliesknowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply toyour own job.

  • Team Interaction: Providesguidance to entry level co-workers.

Core Capabilities:Supporting Colleagues

  • 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

Core Capabilities:Delivering Excellent Services

  • Serves Others with Compassion:Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how toprovide excellent service

  • Solves Complex Problems: Seeksto understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concernsto supervisors in a timely manner

  • Offers Meaningful Advice andSupport: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurateinformation and support

Core Capabilities:Ensuring High Quality

  • Performs excellent work: Checkswork quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet qualitystandards

  • Ensures continuous improvement:Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems anddisplays willingness to go above and beyond

  • Fulfills safety and regulatoryrequirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affectsafety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person ordepartment

Core Capabilities:Managing Resources Effectively

  • 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

Core Capabilities:Fostering Innovation

  • Generates New Ideas: Willinglyproposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-dayoperations by offering suggestions to enhance them

  • Applies Technology: Absorbs newtechnology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools andprocedures to ensure proper course of action

  • Adapts to Change: Embraceschange by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates changeinstructions into own area of work

Available Shifts :

  • 3 p.m.-- 11:00 p.m.

  • 11 p.m-7:30 a.m.


  • High School Diploma orGED (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience


High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

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

  • 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: SC Periop Supply VCCOC 10 201203

Title: Central Sterile Process Tech- TempForce

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center

Requisition ID: 1811215

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