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Penn State Health Sterile Processing Trainee - Sterile Processing in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: varied


Under the direction of a trainer, responsible to learn the basics of decontamination, instrumentation, identification, sterilization concepts and preparation of Operating Room Case Carts.


High School or equivalent required.

Must achieve a 75 or higher on SPD Trainee Examination to participate in Sterile Processing Trainee Program.

Must enroll and successfully complete the internal Sterile Processing Technician Certification program, and pass the SPD Technician Certification Exam within six (6) months of being placed in the Trainee position, prior external completion of a sterile processing certificate program will require certification completion in 6 months. Documented work experience in Central Sterile Department can be substituted for trainee program; trainee will be required to pass certification in six (6) months.


Knowledge of computer systems preferred.

If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Teamsters Local 776

Position Sterile Processing Trainee - Sterile ProcessingLocation US:PA:HersheyReq ID 7061