HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Sterile Processing Educator - Sterile Processing in San Antonio, Texas

Methodist Hospital Sterile Processing Educator - Sterile Processing Full Time (FT) Days No Weekends

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 Leapfrog’s 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 Sterile Processing Educator is a professional with in-depth scientific knowledge, technical expertise, skill and competency that serves as a consultant and resource in the specialty area and supports System initiatives and the overall strategic plan. The Sterile Processing Educator participates in the development of Sterile Processing education and programs that facilitate forward movement in the Sterile Processing Department. Acts as a change agent by suggesting new or innovative approaches based on evidence-based AORN and AAMI standards and practices that result in improvements in quality outcomes. In conjunction with the Unit Director/Manager(s), he/she continuously applies and shares knowledge regarding regulatory standards, laws, and Hospital policies and procedures with supported staff.

Essential Job Functions:

Develops, plans and presents and evaluates educational activities within areas of expertise and directly or indirectly fosters the development of competence in the learner. Oversees education and training activities.

a. Skills assessed will include

i. Standard Precautions,

ii. Decontamination,

iii. Prep & Pack,

iv. Paper Documentation Practices,

v. Sterilization,

vi. Properly Loads / Unloads Sterilizer,

vii. Sterile Storage & Distribution

  1. Works with intra- or interdisciplinary teams, brainstorms and problem solves and participates in Strategic Planning

  2. Serves as a change agent at the organizational, facility and department level. Facilitates the initiation of, adoption of, and adaptation to change and influences the necessary policies and procedures.

  3. Assists individuals and groups in defining problems, identification of internal and external educational resources, and selecting educational options. Provides feedback to the learners and organization related to the effectiveness of the learning and learning activity.

  4. Integrates research into practice and develops staff members’ knowledge and skills in the research process, as well as fosters the use of systematic evaluative research with regard to clinical, educational, and managerial data. Evaluates outcomes of educational endeavors and tracks learner outcomes in line with evidence-based practice.

a. Competency exams to determine staff knowledge

b. Comprehensive observation-based assessments

c. Scheduled in-services based on standard operating procedures

d. Safety initiatives for personal protective equipment

e. Documentation provided to staff and hospital leadership

  1. Manages overall program activities, including human and monetary resources. Ensures that educational activities are congruent with the organization’s mission, vision and goals. Models behaviors that reflect participation and leadership in activities within the organization, such as serving in key roles on committees, councils, and administrative teams.

  2. Organizes, prepares, and coordinates with departmental level staff orientation. Prepares and maintains department personnel educational records, files, certification status and materials. Maintains liaison with activities conducting, scheduling, or supporting education and training


Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

1.Education: Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology or Nursing with extensive Sterile Processing background.

Preferred:Bachelor Degree. 2.Experience: Two years minimum clinical experience in Sterile Processing.

3.Preferred: Three (3) to five (5) years clinical experience preferred.

o Demonstrated leadership & communication skills.

o Evidence of continued professional development

o Knowledge of Microsoft Office is preferable 4. 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).

5.Preferred: Prior experience in clinical teaching, curriculum design, course development and/or staff development preparation and delivery in acute healthcare setting or clinical Simulation Learning environment.

Minimum License, Certifications, or Registrations Required: 1.Required: Certification through an Accredited Organization (IAHCSMM) as a Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) and/or Graduate from an Accredited School of Surgical Technology with Certification (NBSTSA) Or Registered Nurse in the

state of Texas

2.Preferred:Certification in the practice area: CST or CNOR

Job: *Education Training & Professional Development

Title: Sterile Processing Educator - Sterile Processing

Location: Texas-San Antonio-Methodist Hospital

Requisition ID: 02531-86973