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Sr Sterile Processing Tech - PRN Evenings

Company: Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital
Location: Highlands
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYAt Houston Methodist, the Sterile Processing Technician position 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 service.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.PEOPLE - 25%

  • Communicates with staff from the interprofessional 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. Communication to promote both work efforts and problem resolution is clear and professional. (EF)
  • Responds 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. (EF)
  • Conducts self in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion principles. Contributes towards improvement of department scores for employee engagement, i.e., peer-to-peer accountability (EF)SERVICE - 25%
    • 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. (EF)
    • Provides timely sterile products, trays and case carts, by location, by following guidance of experienced surgical techs, in conjunction with the OR staff. (EF)
    • Sterilizes instruments and surgical trays by following prescribed manufacturer instructions for use and according to institutional policies and procedures. (EF)
    • Organizes workload utilizing available work time by assisting others and performing additional task as needed. Provides consistent and continuous workflow between the OR and Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service. (EF)QUALITY/SAFETY - 25%
      • Utilizes appropriate cleaning detergents and agents by reading directions and SDS sheets. (EF)
      • Utilizes all department equipment according to manufacturers' instructions for use and department policies and protocols. (EF)
      • Ensures through visual inspection that trays have completed the quality process according to AAMI standards for patient use. (EF)FINANCE - 10%
        • 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. (EF)
        • Uses department resources efficiently to ensure completeness of trays, instruments and equipment according to count sheets; does not waste supplies. (EF)GROWTH/INNOVATION - 15%
          • Understands, applies, and demonstrates industry Sterile Processing standards i.e., Steam, ETO and Low Temperature Hydrogen Peroxide. (EF)
          • Participates in department projects and Shared Governance committee for department. Follow up on action items as necessary to ensure completion of assignments. (EF)
          • 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. Completes and updates the My Development Plan on an on-going basis. (EF)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.
            EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSo 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 preferredEXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSo None
            CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIREDo Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through through Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) OR Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) certification through Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) within one year of employment
            KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDo Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationso 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 securityo 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 principleso Independently demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluationso Follows Universal Precautions by wearing the appropriate protective attire while working in the Decontamination areao 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-workerso Ability to utilize basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office and electronic instrument tracking system, if applicableo Demonstrates proper phone etiquette when responding to inquiries made to the departmento Maintains patient and family privacy -SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS -Work Attire Yes/NoUniform YesScrubs YesBusiness professional NoOther (dept approved) No -On-Call* Yes, on a regular basis -*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above. -Travel**May require travel within NoHouston Metropolitan area -May require travel outside Noof Houston Metropolitan area -**Travel specifications may vary by department. -Please note any other special considerations to this job: __________________________Company Profile:Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Clear Lake and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. Houston Methodist Clear Lake houses 149 operating beds, with 12 operating rooms and more than 1,100 employees.Houston Methodist is an equal opportunity employer inclusive of women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.Equal Employment OpportunityHouston 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 requested.

Keywords: Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital, Houston , Sr Sterile Processing Tech - PRN Evenings, Other , Highlands, Texas

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