Central Sterile Processing Tech - Sterile Processing

Citrus Memorial Health System • San Antonio, TX 78201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

Methodist Hospital Central Sterile Processing Tech - Sterile Processing Full Time (FT) Nights Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 981 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrogs Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations. The Central Sterile Processing Tech is fully competent in all aspects of the decontamination, assembling, prep and pack, sterilization, and storage. Recognizes and reconciles potential customer service issues without supervision. Accurately documents sterilization records. Performs with expert knowledge and skills while cleaning, decontaminating, preparing and sterilizing supplies, instruments and equipment. Effectively maintains the National Standards and Recommended Practices for Sterilization, supplies, and equipment and promotes collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, department heads, and personnel of other departments. Adheres to national, state and hospital department policies. Essential Job Functions : 1. Responsible for control of all parts of the sterilization process: a. decontamination; b. prep, pack, sterilize; c. documentation of sterilization d. sterile storage including remediation of equipment failures and hazards. 2. Inspect, assemble and test general and specialty instrumentation for proper functioning. Identifies tray type by contents of instrument tray. Identifies instruments that do not function properly and replaces or reports instruments that need repair or that are missing. 3. Work in conjunction with the OR staff to provide timely sterile products. Maintain strong working/collaborative relationships with other departments to ensure flow and continuity of services 4. Maintain consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Central Service Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service. 5. Operate and maintain all equipment; keep records of loads completed, items of loads and maintenance procedures performed 6. Monitor surgery schedules daily, identifying general, specific and potential needs for all cases. 7. Operate and maintain autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed. 8. Monitor and maintain appropriate records to remain compliant with applicable regulatory agencies, as well as reporting occurrences immediately to supervisors. 9. Attend in-service presentations, including but not limited to infection control, patient safety, quality improvement, SDS and OSHA standards. 10. Report defective equipment to supervisor or staff. 11. Demonstrates competence and teaching ability when resolving issues related to sterilizers and the processing, interpreting and recording Bowie Dick and biological test results. 12. Functions independently in any Sterile Processing area and collaborates with other disciplines to provide quality patient care. 13. Performs high-level disinfection using established policies and procedures as required. 14. Decontaminate, reprocess and maintain flexible endoscopes 1. Education: A. High School graduate or equivalent. B. Preferred graduate of a surgical technologist program C. Preferred Sterile Processing Certification 2. Experience: Minimum of three months experience and/or fully competent in role Central Sterile Service or Sterile Processing. 3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable). Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: N/A


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