Central Sterile Processing Tech in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital Westover Hills

Central Sterile Processing Tech

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Nights (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Clinical Techs • Job ID: 2223840

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Introduction

Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Central Sterile Processing Tech opening with Methodist Hospital Westover Hills today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital Westover Hills, 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 free 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.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance 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)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

We are seeking a(an) Central Sterile Processing Tech for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

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  

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 required. 

 

Are you ready for something exciting? In 2024, Methodist Healthcare will open the doors to its brand-new hospital, Methodist Hospital | Westover Hills! If you live in San Antonio or the surrounding areas, you'll want to take advantage of the elevated level of care this full-service, acute care hospital will offer. 

With state-of-the-art technology and world-class care, Methodist Hospital | Westover Hills will provide the highest quality of patient care possible. The hospital will be designed with modern aesthetics, providing a comfortable and inviting environment for healing. The hospital's location near Highway 151 and Loop 1604 corridor makes it easily accessible to the community. Methodist Healthcare is committed to growing and expanding with the ever-changing needs of the community. Methodist Healthcare System is co-owned and operated by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and HCA Healthcare, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services. Get ready for a new era in healthcare with Methodist Hospital | Westover Hills!

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in costs for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses. 


"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Central Sterile Processing Tech opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing 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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