Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Sterile Processing Technician

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

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

     

     

    Facility Description:

    The Texas Health Orthopedic Surgery Center Heritage is a single-specialty ambulatory surgery center located near Keller/Fort Worth Texas, which is a short commute from Dallas. Our center will provide care for patients starting in September 2018. With four operating rooms we will provide Orthopedics, Spine, and Pain surgery services.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining instruments and equipment in an optimal fashion and preparing instrumentation, equipment, and sterile supplies for the surgical patient. 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. The Sterile Processing Technician performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and under the direction of the designated clinical leader.

     

    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 it to the 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, instrument 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 of order needs.
    • Continues assigned daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly routines, including requirements with reports, logs and related documentation.
    • Assists teammates with daily preparation for current and future facility schedules (pulling cases and assembling supplies) as assigned.
    • Is available to assist all areas of facility as needed and assigned.
    • Responsible for crossover duties in other areas such as purchasing supplies and inventory management in proper areas according to facility policy and management guidance.
    • Demonstrates flexibility in assuming duties and responsibilities.
    • May act as scrub technician if experienced and needed in operating rooms or procedure rooms.
    • Assists in room turnover when needed and as assigned.
    • Adheres to established facility safety requirements and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
    • Completes all employee/patient incident documentation in a thorough and timely manner, as required by facility policy and according to management guidance.
    • Practices infection control and standard precautions as instructed or trained.
    • Assists with the preparation of the operating room/procedure room for surgery/procedures as directed.
    • Checks updated schedule every morning and prepares rooms with supplies and equipment as assigned and directed by management.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned by management.
    • Strictly adheres to all infection control practices and diligently monitors aseptic technique of the entire surgical team. Takes immediate corrective action for breaks in technique.

    Qualifications

      • High school graduate or equivalent
      • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
      • 1-2 years ASC or hospital experience in instrument processing required.
      • Prior experience as a surgical technologist preferred.
      • Current BCLS
      • Orthopedic (Total Joint, Sports Medicine, Hand, Ankle, Spine and Pain Management) surgical experience strongly preferred.
      • Must be personable, friendly, and exhibit flexibility and positive interpersonal skills
      • Knowledge of typical OR equipment required
      • Ability to be flexible with work schedule and maintain regular attendance

    Please send resumes to : adam.pierce@scasurgery.com

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