Sterile Processing Tech I
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: October 10, 2019
At Houston Methodist, the Sterile Processing Technician I is an
entry level position and is responsible for decontamination,
assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical
instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all
ancillary departments which includes working in conjunction with
the Operation Room (OR) staff to provide timely sterile products,
trays and case carts where applicable. The position maintains
consistent and continuous workflow between the OR and Central
Service Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE - 25%
1. Communicates with staff from the interdisciplinary health care
team concerning patient safety to improve outcomes and the safe
transition of care through effective assignment and shift handoffs,
using a structured format.
2. Demonstrates teamwork by responding positively to requests for
assistance. Collaborates to foster healthy relationships in the
work environment. Makes contributions to the work effort as a whole
and uses problem resolution effectively.
3. Interacts with peers, staff and physicians in a supportive and
respectful manner. Encourages open communication to achieve mutual
understanding. Communication to promote both work efforts and
problem resolution is clear and professional.
SERVICE - 25%
1. Performs decontamination and assembling of basic surgical trays,
individual instrumentation and equipment utilizing established
count sheets. Wraps or contains items appropriately according to
size and type of instrument or equipment.
2. Provides timely sterile products, trays and case carts, by
location, by following guidance of experienced surgical techs, in
conjunction with the OR staff.
3. Sterilizes instruments and surgical trays by following
prescribed manufacturer instructions for use and according to
institutional policies and procedures.
4. Organizes workload utilizing available work time by assisting
others and performing additional task as needed. Demonstrates
consistent and continuous workflow between the OR and Sterile
Processing while practicing excellent customer service.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
1. Utilizes appropriate cleaning detergents and agents by reading
directions and MSDS sheets.
2. Utilizes all department equipment according to manufacturers
instructions for use and department policies and protocols.
3. Ensures through visual inspection that trays have completed the
quality process according to AAMI standards for patient use.
FINANCE - 10%
1. Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and
prioritize daily tasks, cleaning the workstation at the end of each
shift, and minimizing incidental overtime. Utilizes time between
heavy workloads efficiently and helps other team members.
2. Uses department resources efficiently to ensure completeness of
trays, instruments and equipment according to count sheets; does
not waste supplies.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
1. Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team
experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those
needs. Seeks opportunities to expand learning beyond baseline
competencies with a focus on continual development.
2. Understands, applies, and demonstrates industry Sterile
Processing standards i.e. Steam, ETO and Low Temperature Hydrogen
3. Participates in department projects and Shared Governance
committee for department.
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include:
GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full
completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
o Formal education through a Sterile Processing program
o 0 years of experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o Within one (1) year of employment, obtain the Certified
Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel
Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT)
certification through Certification Board for Sterile Processing
and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Independently demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary
to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going
skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the
English language necessary to perform the essential functions of
this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or
employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians,
family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a
customer service focus and application of positive language
o Follows Universal Precautions by wearing the appropriate
protective attire while working in the Decontamination area
o Exhibits interpersonal and team player skills with all levels of
the healthcare team and assures delivery of excellent customer
service to all patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers
o Ability to utilize basic computer programs such as Microsoft
Office and electronic instrument tracking system, if applicable
o Demonstrates proper phone etiquette when responding to inquiries
made to the department
o Completes department and institution competencies within
established required timelines
o Maintains patient and family privacy
Equal Employment Opportunity
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans
Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving
Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely
on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that
was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243
licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide
comprehensive, personalized care for the community. APPLY.
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