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Central Sterile Tech Lead

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: Lewisville
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Description Lead Central Sterile Processing TechMedical City Lewisville

Position Summary:Under the general supervision of the Surgical Services Manager and the administrative supervision of the Director of Surgical Services, the sterile processing lead is responsible for processing instrument trays, maintaining sterilizers, maintaining sterilization log books, overseeing sterile processing technicians, and professing other supplies necessary for surgical and/or procedures in ancillary departments at Medial City Lewisville Hospital according to AAMI, AORN, and Joint Commission standards. The position requires flexibility in working hours. Sterile Processing is a fast paced environment with many distractions and requires flexibility in setting job priorities according to customer as well as departmental needs.
Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and supervision to technicians assisgned to the sterile processing department.
  • Gains, maintains and applies knowledge of specialized instruments, equipment, and supplies used in sterile processing. Oversees and ensures staff follows defined guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains instrument inventory records and count sheets.
  • Instrument Processing--Assist in prioritizing processing of instrument trays for daily OR schedule; Processing of instruments from receiving to sterilization; Return processed instruments to individual departments; Replace missing/damaged instruments, as needed, individual as well as in instrument sets/trays; Communicate when instruments are out for repair and/or returned; Receive instrument/sterilizing supply deliveries from Materials Management; Verifies returned implant count corresponds with implants used; Responsible for keeping instrument processing and storage areas clean and orderly.
  • Care of sterilization equipment--Biological testing of sterilizing units performed and recorded; Cleans sterilizing equipment and record data; Cleans and performs biological testing of Steris units; Cleans and performs biological testing for Sterrad unit; Empty and clean ultrasound machine daily; Cleans and refills OB and Nursery containers daily.
  • Assists in creating/up-dating computerized instrument count sheets.
  • Assists in training new ASSOCIATES.
  • Participate in performance improvement activities
  • Supplies--Assist as trained/requested in supply ordering, restocking, pulling cases, etc.
  • Seeks opportunities to improve department or interdepartmental processes.
  • Receives and inventories instruments.
  • Serves as a resource to department staff, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care or service of department.
  • Takes appropriate measures contributing to safety within the facility.
  • This position may be involved in the responsibility for performing high-level disinfection and/or sterilization. They will be required to meet initial and annual competencies to ensure the process is performed accurately.

    • Certification in sterile processing Experience:
      • Prefer experience in Sterile Processing or Surgical Technologist or related field. Special Qualifications:
        • Able to take call and respond within 30 minutes. At Medical City, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a plan just for you. You can enroll in several different medical plans, if eligible, which includes vision and dental. You can even select additional a la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service), flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, participate in our tuition reimbursement/assistance and student loan repayment programs, paid personal leave, identity theft protection discounts; auto, home, and life insurance options, and adoption assistance. About Medical City Lewisville:Medical City Lewisville is focused on providing high-quality care to our community. We are dedicated to providing family-centered care with our experienced, multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art technology, and compassionate environment. Built in 1976, Medical City Lewisville is a full-service medical and surgical facility offering 24-hour emergency services. We are licensed for 186 patient beds. Excellent customer service and patient safety are our top priorities. We are proud that more than 360 physicians and over 800 healthcare associates have chosen to make Medical City Lewisville their professional home. Our supportive environment, advanced technologies, and innovative medicines allow them to best treat you - our treasured patients - with the highest quality health care in a comfortable and compassionate setting. Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications immediately. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted promptly for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring! 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, Lewisville , Central Sterile Tech Lead, Other , Lewisville, Texas

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