The Decontamination Specialist is responsible for the disassembly, cleaning, and decontamination of all reusable medical supplies, surgical instrumentation, case carts, and patient care equipment from all areas of the Medical Center. The responsibility includes the appropriate handling and cleaning of delicate and expensive OR devices. The ideal candidate consistently maintains infection control and safety standards. Decontamination Specialists must constantly adjust workflow to meet changing needs of the Operating Room and other patient care areas; ability to work in a dynamic environment is a must.
The ideal candidate will have:
High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) preferred.
Up to 1 year of experience preferred.
Basic computer skills preferred.
Utilizes cleaning equipment effectively per manufacturer’s instructions for use.
Collaborates with interdepartmental staff to prioritize and adjust workflow. Expedites processing to meet daily schedule and urgent surgery requirements for instrumentation.
Maintains current processing and handling knowledge of complex, fragile, expensive assets such as surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment.
Follows manufacturer’s instructions for use and department procedures to achieve safe and effective cleaning and decontamination of surgical instrumentation and patient care equipment.
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We offer quality health, dental, and vision benefits and wellness programs and resources to provide employees access to resources for a healthy lifestyle and help manage health care costs.
Employees have access to industry-leading leave for new parents.
A generous earned time plan is offered to all employees – We believe employees need and deserve time away from work to observe holiday, be with family, go on vacation, or simply take care of themselves.
When life gets challenging, employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program for employees and anyone in their household.
An employee discount program is available to all employees for services provided by MaineGeneral Medical Center.
Tuition Reimbursement is available to all employees to further develop skills and career.
We offer eligible employees up to 2% of eligible pay in 403(b) company-matching contributions plus another 2% in the 401(a) retirement income plan.
Three insurance plans are available to protect your family from the sudden loss of income in the event of your death, terminal illness or serious injury from accident.
We offer both short-term and long-term disability insurance to replace a portion of your income if you become disabled and cannot work for a period of time.
Helping our employees develop their skills and grow their careers is critical to how we retain our talent and sustain our business. We do this by offering our teammates a variety of leadership-supported programs and learning and development resources for every stage of their professional development. We know that our employees are our most valuable resource – they’re how we grow our business and care for our community.
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