Job Ref: 26265
Talent Area: Sterile Processing Tech
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Area/Department: Sterile Processing
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: EVENINGWork Week
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The Sterile Processing Technician II is responsible for maintaining high standards for decontamination, assembly, inspecting, wrapping, and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all Ancillary Departments. This includes working in conjunction with the OR staff to provide timely sterile products, trays and case carts where applicable. The Sterile Processing Technician II maintains consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Sterile Processing while practicing excellent customer service. The Sterile Processing Tech II must be certified, and therefore should demonstrate advanced knowledge of sterilization techniques, surgical instruments, and an in-depth understanding of the Sterile Processing Department’s relationship with other departments within the hospital.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Distribution/Case Carts – if applicable
Other essential department responsibilities:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of two years of Sterile Processing experience required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) Certification through IAHCSMM or CPSPD required. Conversion from CPSPD to IAHCSMM required within 6 months of hire.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The Sterile Processing Technician II should be able to independently perform the tasks listed on the attached competency checklist.
Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and train new employees on the following equipment:
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.
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