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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston)
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, were about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care. Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it. Job Summary Position responsible for the preparation and packaging of surgical instruments for sterilization utilizing principles of Standard Precautions and utilizing Principles of Event Related Sterility.Job Description Minimum QualificationsEducation: High School Diploma or GED and one (1) year of formal training or education in a related allied/clinical healthcare profession Licenses/ Certifications: Certified by the Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM) required or must obtain within one (1) year of hire dateExperience / Knowledge / Skills: Minimum of one (1) year experience in Sterile Processing or a related allied/clinical healthcare profession role (e.g. Medical Assistant, Scrub Tech, etc)Ability to follow oral and written instructions in English languageAbility to perform basic mathematical calculationsAbility to lift and/or maneuver supplies and equipment in conjunction with others in order to perform job functionsDemonstrated ability to perform basic computer skillsDemonstrated ability to think critically and apply problem-solving skillsEffective oral and written communication skillsBe able to work in a team environmentDemonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of we advance health through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring One Memorial Hermann.Principal Accountabilities Fundamental knowledge of the Sterile Processing department rules, procedures and processes.Accurately handles and cares for instruments/equipment appropriately, including appropriate selection of cleaning agents, lubricants, examination for function, identification and assembly according to count sheet and preparation for sterilization.Identifies, documents, and reports equipment and tools in need of repair and ensures maintenance is completed.Organizes, prepares, assembles, and sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies according to hospital/medical facility standards of sterilization.Correctly peel-pack supplies/instruments, wraps instruments for sterilization, inspects each instrument for use, function, completeness, and cleanliness.Loads, monitors, operates and maintains different types of cleaning and sterilization equipment and machinery accurately and safely.Assists in maintaining records of all equipment and supplies, ordering of supplies as needed, and monitoring quality control and infection control standards.Increases knowledge base by accepting more complex assignments regularly.Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston), Sugar Land , Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Sugar Land, Texas

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