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 is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com
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In this role you will have the opportunity to support our OR (or CVOR). Key features include:
Largest robotic program nationwide with six da Vinci Xi HD Surgical Robots
Intraoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Suite (IMRIS)
Largest Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) program in the country in a non-academic setting
Largest neurosurgery and gynecology programs in South Texas
Extensive breast reconstructive surgery program to include DIEP flaps and vascularized lymph node transfer
Growing head and neck oncology surgical services
Level III Trauma Center
22 state of the art OR suites
4 state of the art CVOR suites, including a hybrid suite
Servicing all of South Texas heart transplants
ECMO program for adults and pediatrics
Busy TAVR program
Congenital heart program
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
Student Loan Repayment
Under general supervision, coordinates and oversees the daily activities between the Operating Room (OR) and Sterile Processing Department (SPD) to ensure efficient case flow.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinates and oversees the daily activities between the Operating Room and Sterile Processing to ensure efficient case flow.
- Serves as the “point person” with OR and/or SPD staff and physicians to resolve issues that may arise before, during or after a case
- Responsible for assisting with projects and in process improvement activities to include promotion of customer service/satisfaction through training, education and resolution of staff and physician issues.
- Communicates with OR and SPD staff prior to surgical cases to ascertain specific instrument and supply needs and ensures these items are available. Identifies instrumentation related to tray additions and reconfigurations and communicates order to appropriate person.
- Reviews surgery schedule to determine loaner/vendor instrumentation availability and communicates needs to OR and SPD manager. Monitors “Priority List” to ensure instrumentation is ready and available for all first cases of the day, as well as instrumentation to be reprocessed for “to follow” cases.
- Assists with the education of OR and SPD staff. Provides in-services to SPD and contracted staff related to new equipment. Assists in the reprocessing of instrumentation in the SPD on an as needed basis.
- High school graduate or equivalent education
- ONE of the following:
A. Graduate of an surgical technologist program
B. 1 year of experience in a hospital setting as a surgical technologist prior to 9/1/2009.
- CERTIFIED: Must have and maintain ONE of the following:
A. CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) (formally the Liaison Council on Certification for the Surgical Technologist)
B. TS-C- Tech in Surgery, Certified through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- NON-CERTIFIED: None if they meet the below provision:
Per Texas HB 643, surgical technologists entering practice after 09/01/2009 must have and maintain a surgical technologist certification. Individuals that performed in a surgical technologist position prior to 09/01/2009 are not required to obtain a surgical technologist certification.
- Three (3) years’ experience in a multi-specialty operating room environment to include knowledge of sterile processing operations and issues.
- 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)
Preferred: Knowledge of medical instrumentation and surgical procedures as related to the OR. Knowledge of the proper set up of an operating room. Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with physicians, surgeons, operating room staff and other healthcare professionals. Good computer skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully.