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San Antonio, TX, United States

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Description

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Methodist Texsan Hospital

 Sterile Processing Technician

Central Processing

FT - Days

    

Methodist Texsan Hospital is a full service acute care hospital specializing in cardiovascular and orthopedic services. As an advanced center for cardiac care, we are certified in chest pain and heart failure with comprehensive cardiac services including research and clinical trials. Using state-of-the-art technology such as our robotics program, our orthopedic services, including the Joint Replacement Academy and the Center for Spine, boast some of the best clinical results in the industry. Methodist Texsan Hospital’s 30 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit is the largest in the Methodist Healthcare network of hospitals and takes a team approach to providing excellent care for its patients. Our Level IV trauma emergency service is a leader in San Antonio in patient experience and efficiency and is currently undergoing a significant expansion to better serve our community. 


Methodist Texsan Hospital is licensed for 120 beds and is the first hospital in San Antonio to receive the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification. Methodist Texsan was also the first Methodist hospital to receive certification from the Joint Commission in Hip and Knee Replacement and the HeartCare Center Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognized the Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Texsan Hospital with the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, one of only a few units in Texas to receive this award. The hospital has also been recognized by Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 3 years in a row.  For more information on how to join this amazing place to work, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Texsan Hospital under Locations.      

 

We offer you a generous benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, disability and life insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Repayment

 

Your Role: Sterile Processing Technician – Central Processing Department

  • Responsible for control of all parts of the sterilization process:
    1. decontamination;

    2. prep, pack, sterilize;

    3. documentation of sterilization

    4. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Education: 

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Preferred graduate of a surgical technologist program
  • Preferred 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).

 

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Methodist Hospital Texsan
Facility: Methodist Hospital Texsan
Job ID: 26109-97933
Category: Clinical Techs
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Days (rotating weekends)
Job Class: Regular

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