Central Sterile Technician

HCA Lewisville , TX 75067

Posted 2 weeks ago

SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Sterile Processing Tech

Medical City Lewisville

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Lead Instrument Processing Technician, the Instrument Technician is responsible for the processing of instruments used in the Operating Room and also those instruments used by other nursing and ancillary departments of the hospital. The position requires flexibility in working hours. Sterile Processing is a fast paced environment with many distractions and requires flexibility in setting job priorities according to customer as well as departmental needs. The technician must demonstrate organizational skills and efficiency and use time effectively.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.

  • Assist in prioritizing processing of instrument trays for daily OR schedule.

  • Processing of instruments from receiving to sterilization.

  • Return processed instruments to individual departments.

  • Replace missing/damaged instruments, as needed, individual as well as in instrument sets/trays.

  • Communicate when instruments are out for repair and/or returned.

  • Receive instrument/sterilizing supply deliveries from Materials Management.

  • Verifies returned implant count corresponds with implants used.

  • Responsible for keeping instrument processing and storage areas clean and orderly.

  • Care of sterilization equipment

  • Biological testing of sterilizing units performed and recorded.

  • Cleans sterilizing equipment and record data.

  • Cleans and performs biological testing of Steris units.

  • Cleans and performs biological testing for Sterrad unit.

  • Empty and clean ultrasound machine daily.

  • Cleans and refills OB and Nursery containers daily.

  • Assists in creating/up-dating computerized instrument count sheets.

  • Assists in training new ASSOCIATES.

  • Attend staff meetings.

  • Participate in performance improvement activities.

  • Assists with educational activities in the SPD.

  • Completes instrument processing/sterilizer competencies.

  • Knowledgeable of JCAHO requirements for sterilization processes.

  • Assist as trained/requested in supply ordering, restocking, pulling cases, etc.

  • Seeks opportunities to improve department or interdepartmental processes.

  • Receives and inventories instruments.

  • Serves as a resource to department staff, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care or service of department.

  • Takes appropriate measures contributing to safety within the facility.

  • This position may be involved in the responsibility for performing high-level disinfection and/or sterilization.

  • They will be required to meet initial and annual competencies to ensure the process is performed accurately.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Certification in sterile processing preferred.

Experience:

  • Prefer experience in Sterile Processing, or Surgical Technologist or related field.

  • Able to take call and respond within 30 minutes.

Special Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Integrity to work with confidential information.

  • Ability to follow established procedures.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to handle stress.

  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.

  • Must be committed to quality service and patient care.

  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to unexpected needs of the department.

At Medical City, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a plan just for you. You can enroll in several different medical plans, if eligible, which includes vision and dental. You can even select additional la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service), flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, participate in our tuition reimbursement/assistance and student loan repayment programs, paid personal leave, identity theft protection discounts; auto, home, and life insurance options, and adoption assistance.

About Medical City Lewisville:

Medical City Lewisville is focused on providing high-quality care to our community. We are dedicated to providing family-centered care with our experienced, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate environment.

Built in 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a full-service medical and surgical facility offering 24-hour emergency services. We are licensed for 186 patient beds. Excellent customer service and patient safety are our top priorities. We are proud that more than 360 physicians and over 800 healthcare associates have chosen to make Medical City Lewisville their professional home. Our supportive environment, advanced technologies, and innovative medicines allow them to best treat you - our treasured patients - with the highest quality health care in a comfortable and compassionate setting.

Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

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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