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Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Lead Sterile Processing Tech- Endo 1911632 $8,000 Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available
Your Role: Ensures the accurate assembly of instrument trays and/or equipment independently. Utilization of the instrument tracking system and maintaining adequate sterilization of instrumentation and/or equipment by preparation of requested instrumentation and/or equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. Assists with ensuring staff are following guidelines and assignments of tasks are completed timely and accurately.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists with orientation and every day workflow of assignments of new employees. Assist with development of in-service for staff members. Coordinates daily workflow with staff members to ensure timely completion. Monitors workflow performed by staff to ensure correctness.
  • Demonstrates and understands principles of sterilization in preparing items for OR and clinic use. Operates all sterilization and HLD equipment according to manufacture requirements and departmental policies.
  • Demonstrates and understands principles of decontamination and standard precautions. Assures that all employees demonstrate and understand the principles of decontamination.
  • Understands and has the ability to function as a sterile processing technician and/or endoscopy tech specialist.
  • Monitors and inventories the supplies and ensures instrumentation is available for OR and clinical areas.
  • Ensures implementation of standards within the quality assurance monitoring process and improvements are followed. Monitors record keeping of repairs, maintenance, quality assurance measures are up to date and documented daily.
  • Maintains and reviews missing instrumentation. Puts in requests for missing instrument orders and instrument par needed to maintain functioning instrument trays.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Position Qualifications Required:
  • Certified CSP
  • Job requires High school graduate or GED and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.
  • One year of general leadership experience preferred
  • Experience working in a Larger Hospital with 500+ beds helpful
  • Previous Endo experience
Position Shift:
  • 1st shift
Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research. 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 patients and surgeons. 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 surgical procedures a day and process 600 instrument pans per day.
  • Central Sterile processing on main campus (Vanderbilt Hospital), includes 29 team members and provides reprocessing service for 37 clinics and units as well as 54 operating rooms.
  • Endosurgery department on main campus (Vanderbilt Hospital) includes 10 team members specialized in reprocessing Endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment.
  • 100 Oaks (Off-Site) Central Sterile processing includes 2 team members focused on reprocessing clinic instrumentation and equipment.
  • Vanderbilt Case Cart Operation Center (Off-Site) includes 25 team members that provides reprocessing service for 21 offsite clinics and 54 operating rooms.
Click here to learn how we are: Defining Personalized Care 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 Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US



High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 3 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: 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.

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