HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Central Sterile Processing Tech-Sterile Processing Full Time Evenings in San Antonio, Texas

Metropolitan Hospital Central Sterile Processing Tech * *Full Time (FT) Evenings

Center City San Antonio is the backdrop for a vibrant and diverse community of patients served byMetropolitan Methodist Hospital. Our 354 bed hospital offers outstanding heart and cancer care, general surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, sleep disorder evaluation and the largest emergency room in downtown San Antonio. Our women’s pavilion, the only stand-alone facility in downtown San Antonio dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies, has earned an excellent reputation, one baby at a time.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare and for the third consecutive year as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. We are pleased to announce it is the first hospital in San Antonio to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have also been nationally recognized by Leapfrog for our focus on safety and quality, receiving a Grade A Hospital Safety Score. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Metropolitan Methodist Hospital under Locations.

TheCentral Sterile Processing Techis 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

  • Responsible for control of all parts of the sterilization process:

  • Decontamination, prep, pack, sterilize

  • Documentation of sterilization

  • Sterile storage including remediation of equipment failures and hazards.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Maintain consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Central Service Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service.

  • Operate and maintain all equipment; keep records of loads completed, items of loads and maintenance procedures performed

  • Monitor surgery schedules daily, identifying general, specific and potential needs for all cases.

  • Operate and maintain autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.

  • Monitor and maintain appropriate records to remain compliant with applicable regulatory agencies, as well as reporting occurrences immediately to supervisors.

  • Attend in-service presentations, including but not limited to infection control, patient safety, quality improvement, SDS and OSHA standards.

  • Report defective equipment to supervisor or staff.

  • Demonstrates competence and teaching ability when resolving issues related to sterilizers and the processing, interpreting and recording Bowie Dick and biological test results.

  • Functions independently in any Sterile Processing area and collaborates with other disciplines to provide quality patient care.

  • Performs high-level disinfection using established policies and procedures as required.

  • Decontaminate, reprocess and maintain flexible endoscopes

Education

  • High School graduate or equivalent. Preferred

  • Graduate of a surgical technologist program

  • Sterile Processing Certification

Experience

  • Minimum of three months experience and/or fully competent in role Central Sterile Service or Sterile Processing.

  • 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).

Job: *Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile

Title: Central Sterile Processing Tech-Sterile Processing Full Time Evenings

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 01578-87408