Sterile Processing Tech in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant

Sterile Processing Tech

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Eves 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate 
Category: Clinical Techs • Job ID: 271523

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Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Sterile Processing Tech you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Sterile Processing Tech where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

What you will do in this role:

  • 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.
  • 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

What qualifications you will need:

Education: 
  • A. High School graduate or equivalent.
  • B. Preferred graduate of a surgical technologist program
  • C. Preferred Sterile Processing Certification
Experience: 
  • Minimum of three months experience and/or fully competent in role Central Sterile Service or Sterile Processing.


This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital has been nationally recognized for its record setting kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs. The hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute. We are the largest living donor kidney transplant program in the US. In 2019 the center reached a major milestone by performing 231 living donor kidney transplants in a single year. This set a new national record, 65 more transplants than the second center on the list. This is acknowledged in the United Network of Organ Sharing database.


"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Sterile Processing Tech opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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