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Central Sterile Technician

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionDo you have the career opportunities as a(an) Central Sterile Technician you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David's Medical Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.BenefitsSt. David's Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
    Learn more about Employee BenefitsNote: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.
    Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Central Sterile Technician where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!Job Summary and QualificationsAs the Sterile Processing Technician Lead, you will receive, decontaminate, test, assemble, and sterilize various reusable instruments and trays. You will also store supplies and instruments, operate cleaning and sterilization equipment, and assist the Sterile Processing Supervisor with quality control and documentation.
    • You will retrieve equipment and instrumentation from operating rooms and perform decontamination and performance testing
    • You will notify the appropriate unit supervisor of malfunctioning equipment or defective supplies
    • You will assemble surgical trays
    • You will prepare and file appropriate documentation for each sterilizer load
    • You will properly load, operate, and clean all sterilizers and equipment using biologicals and chemical control tests
    • You will examine all received supplies for expiration dates, package integrity, or visible damage
    • You will rotate and store stock and report any shortages to the Sterile Processing Supervisor
    • You will ensure general cleaning of department surface areas, racks, shelves, storage cabinets, and all storage areasJob RequirementsExperience
      • 1 year of previous experience working with instrumentation and infection control procedures
      • 3 years of previous experience working with instrumentation and infection control procedures - preferredEducation
        • High school graduate/GEDCompletion of an accredited sterile processing program within 6 months of hire, OR 5 years of experience working at St. David's Medical Center in Sterile Processing
          • 1 year of college in a related field - preferredLicenses and Certifications
            • Sterile Processing Technician certification from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSSM) OR Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required within 6 months of hire
            • Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) - preferredSt. David's Medical Center is a full-service hospital located in central Austin, Texas. This 300+ bed facility features a 24-hour emergency department, the region's largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the internationally-renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The full scope of services provided at St. David's Medical Center includes cancer care, heart and vascular care, imaging services, joint replacement and orthopedics, women's services, complex surgical services, and a Bariatric Surgery Center. The facility is home to a 60+ bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient comprehensive care.

              St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David's HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits - St. David's Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

              HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.
              "Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
              HCA Healthcare Co-Founder If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Central Sterile Technician opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: HCA Healthcare, Austin , Central Sterile Technician, Professions , Austin, Texas

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