Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Sterile Processing Technician

    Job Location US-TX-McKinney
    Type
    Full-Time
    # of Openings
    0
  • Overview

     SCA owns and/or provides management services to 205 ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, and hospital surgery departments, in partnership with approximately 2,800 physicians and in affiliation with 105 health systems. SCA's clinical systems, service line growth strategies, benchmarking processes, and efficiency programs create measurable advantage for surgical facilities – clinically, operationally, and financially.

     

    Facility Description:

    Stonebridge Surgery Center was established in April 2012.  It was started by a group of physicians focused on providing quality healthcare in a clean and comfortable environment.  In 2014 the physicians partnered with THR and SCA.  At Stonebridge Surgery Center, we put Clinical First™. We are proud to offer quality care, specialized equipment, and advanced technology in a safe, family-friendly environment. Our clinical professionals strive to be among the best providers in the healthcare industry.

     

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining instruments and equipment in an optimal fashion preparing instrumentation, equipment, and sterile supplies for the surgical patient. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for decontamination, correct tray assembly, and sterile processing of all instrumentation used in the operating room. The candidate must have a working knowledge of regulatory standards for universal precautions, sterilization methodologies, and regulatory standards for biological monitoring. The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible to assist with the provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the clinical leader.

    Position Reports to: Clinical Leader

    Position Supervises: None

    Degree of Supervision Provided to Position: Medium, must be self-directed and works under direction of the Registered Nurse.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Knowledge of sterilization procedures, aseptic technique, and maintenance and care of instruments and equipment.
    • Knowledge of standards and engages in practices and procedures of sterile technique.
    • Cleans and/or disinfects instruments and equipment after use and returns to proper area, in appropriate sequence for storage and/or processing.
    • Differentiates sterilization and disinfection methods required for specific instruments and equipment.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand and use sterilizers, high-level disinfectors, instruments washers, and other designated processors.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument and equipment sterilization and low, intermediate, and high-level disinfection processes.
    • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and up to date information in accordance with established standards.
    • Cleans, wraps, sterilizes, and disinfects instruments and equipment and maintains the functions of the instrument processing area/department.
    • Maintains area/department in an orderly/organized fashion.
    • Perform weekly inventory of processing supplies and notifies appropriate personnel f order needs.
    • Continues assigned daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routines, including requirements with reports, logs, and related documentation.

    Qualifications

    • High-school graduate or equivalent
    • Graduate of accredited Sterile Processing program or Surgical Tech program.
    • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
    • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred.
    • Successful completion of BLS within in 90 days of employment required or documentation of current BLS certification.
    • Certification in instrument processing is preferred.

    Please send resumes to : tonya.brewer@scasurgery.com

     

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