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

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Vanderbilt University Medical CenterTempForce 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 .

KeyFunctions and Expected Performances

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains work environment ina safe, 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 listedare a general overview of the position and additional duties may beassigned.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that aretypically routine that may impact team's performance with occasionalguidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes somediscretion and research to solve routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards,established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.

  • Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry levelco-workers.

Core Capabilities: Supporting Colleagues

  • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves ownskills by identifying development opportunities

  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understandcolleagues priorities, working styles and develops relationships acrossareas

  • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares informationwith others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner

Core Capabilities: Delivering Excellent Services

  • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time tounderstand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellentservice

  • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues,solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in atimely manner

  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefullyto understand the issues and provides accurate information and support

Core Capabilities: Ensuring High Quality

  • Performs excellent work: Checks work quality beforedelivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards

  • Ensures continuous improvement: Shows eagerness tolearn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displayswillingness to go above and beyond

  • Fulfills safety and regulatory requirements:Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reportsunsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department

Core Capabilities: Managing Resources Effectively

  • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility forcompleting assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches toprovide high-quality work/service

  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displaysunderstanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources

  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate informationand good decision making to consistently achieve results on time andwithout error

Core Capabilities: Fostering Innovation

  • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideasor initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offeringsuggestions to enhance them

  • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly;understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensureproper course of action

  • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an openmind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own areaof work


  • Monday – Friday

  • 11pm-7:30am

Length of Assignment:

  • Ongoing

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

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 ( BillWilkerson Center at ),12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation'sbest, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in theU.S.

  • 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

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

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems inthe US

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Position Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 1 year of experience.

Job Supply/Equipment

Organization: SC Periop Supply VCCOC 10 201203

Title: TempForce Central Sterile Process Tech

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1803431

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