Job Description

Location: Morton Hospital
Posted Date: 2/2/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 2100.72220 SMH Sterile Processing

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

***Sterile Processing Tech 40hrs/1p-930p

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Director, the technician responsible for the cleaning, assembling, sterilizing of surgical instrumentation and surgical case cart assembly in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintains and issues sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment to using departments

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for rotating through and performing all Central Services functions and assorted support duties in the decontamination, clean assembly, sterile storage cart assembly and linen area
  • Assures that work is accomplished in a safe and technically correct manner consistent with departmental and hospital policies and procedures
  • Assists in departmental quality assurance program through sterilization quality monitoring and attendance of educational and training programs and following up with supervisor when necessary
  • As instruments and equipment are returned from nursing units, is responsible for cleaning and checking for completeness and that instrument/equipment is in working order
  • Responsible for assembling instruments, instrument trays and utensils according to prescribed procedures and techniques
  • Responsible for proper packing, handling and storing (i.e. sterile supply rotation) of all processed supplies used and/or prepared in the department.
  • Responsible for following proper procedures with regard to using sterilizers and other processing equipment
  • Responsible for reporting faulty instruments and equipment and deficiencies in procedure.
  • Is aware of universal precaution techniques and has knowledge of proper handling of contaminated supplies and equipment
  • Assists in linen distribution area as necessary
  • Maintains Central Service area, including case carts, clean and orderly at all times and free of all fire and safety hazards
  • Provides prompt, friendly and courteous service to using departments/visitors
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor regarding workflow, problems and opportunities for cost containments.

Management of Time and Resources:

  • Completes work assignments within an acceptable time frame.
  • Uses time and resources to the best possible advantage for successful completion of job responsibilities.
  • Develops and maintains efficient working relationships.
  • Is reliable in respect to attendance.
  • Is Reliable in respect to punctuality.
  • Recognizes the importance of team efforts and partners with others to achieve positive outcomes.

Quality:

  • Is part of a team effort to insure quality services.
  • Offers creative solutions or alternatives to issues or concerns.
  • Produces quality results.
  • Continually strives to improve the quality of work.

Accepts responsibility for all work performed and takes appropriate corrective action as needed.

CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS:

  • Is cooperative in interactions, treating customers with courtesy, respect and compassion.
  • Is patient when responding to questions and answers questions appropriately.
  • Responds to requests in a timely manner.
  • Handles interruptions in a skillful way.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Strives to prevent/resolve customer concerns to the customer’s satisfaction.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required. Equivalent related experience will be considered as an alternative to the requirement of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Sterile Processing Certification required or a minimum of 2-3 years of prior related experience in a Sterile Processing role.

Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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