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Sterile Processing Technician

Job Ref: 26801

Talent Area: Sterile Processing Tech

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521

Area/Department: Sterile Processing

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Work Week: M - F

Company Profile

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Job Summary

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the decontamination, inspection, sterilization and inventory of the instrument sets. The Sterile Processing Technician will assist the hospital in obtaining needed supply items and instruments for procedures. The tech will maintain the sterile supply room as well as the decontamination area. The Sterile Processing Technician practices in concert with the Hospital`s values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence standards. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Demonstrates working knowledge of sterile technique related to sterile processing.  2. Demonstrates working knowledge of sterile processing equipment and supplies.  3. Maintains appropriate records such as logs, sterilization records and count sheets.  4. Assists materials manager in maintaining inventories. Monitors and orders supplies to maintain par level.  5. Protects patient and family privacy rights and maintains confidentiality of patient records and computer security codes, as well as protects the integrity of privileged information. 6. Organizes the work flow, problem-solves, and manages multiple ongoing  priorities with minimal supervision.  7. Receives information from various sources that is assimilated and communicated in an accurate, timely, and effective manner.  8. Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, manuals and other resource information.  9. Generally works well with others to make contributions to the work effort as a whole and facilitates problem resolution. Communication to promote both efforts is clear, professional and appropriate to the age of the patient served.  10. Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) In maintaining an environment that assures all customers, all individuals, are treated with dignity and respect. Employee actively participates in making recommendations for improving working relationships in the department/unit.  11. Demonstrates Customer Service Standards (smiles and makes eye contact; greets each patient and visitor; seeks out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; takes 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honors diversity; thanks every customer).  12. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace.  13. Performs other duties as assigned.  



High school diploma, GED or equivalent. Formal education in sterile processing technology preferred.


One year experience in a sterile processing department preferred.


Sterile processing certification preferred.


Excellent communication skills with English as the primary language. Good interpersonal skills and attention to detail required


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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