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Central Sterile Technician

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description IntroductionDo you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Central Sterile Technician? At Las Palmas Medical Center, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.BenefitsLas Palmas 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.

    You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Central Sterile Technician like you to be a part of our team.Job Summary and Qualifications
    POSITION SUMMARY:Works directly under the supervision of the SPD Manager for his/her primary function: cleans, sterilizes, and assembles surgical instruments, floor trays, and equipment.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Performs cleaning and sterilization process for all instrumentation and equipment per policy.
    • Ensures tray integrity and completeness
    • Wraps, seals and labels items to be sterilized per policy.
    • Sterilizes instruments, equipment, surgical linen and related supplies using STERRAD (H202) and steam sterilizers according to manufacturer's instructions.
    • Prepares surgical packs, instruments, dressing, and treatment trays according to established procedures
    • Maintains proper record keeping of sterilization process.
    • Performs QA monitoring of packages sterilized to ensure proper procedures are maintained.
    • Performs biological testing and maintenance of all equipment.
    • Stores sterilized and prepared instrumentation and equipment in designated areas or returns to user department.
    • Manages repairs of instruments, coordinates with third party repair vendors.
    • Works in both soiled and clean utility rooms using proper PPE.
    • Informs Bio-Med of equipment no longer serviceable or other problems that may arise.
    • Maintains and stocks supplies and instruments per PARS levels.
    • Cleans case carts
    • Demonstrates Customer Service and professional behavior.
    • Actively participates in continuing education programs inside and outside the hospital and department to maintain competency.What qualifications you will need:REQUIRED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS
        • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
        • Completion of an accredited Central Sterile courses preferred.PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
          • Basic knowledge of surgical specialties
          • At least six months of SPD, operating room or related experience desirable
          • Read and write fluent English
          • Knowledge of surgical instruments, tray set ups, sterilizing techniques, and basic SPD practices.
          • Ability to operate the plasma and steam sterilizer, and related equipment safely and efficiently
            This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).Las Palmas Medical Center is a 300+ bed full-service hospital in El Paso. It is home to the region's only kidney transplant center. The facility offers a range of services including emergency care with a Level III trauma center, cardiac care, women's services, pediatric care and NICU, cancer care, and more. Las Palmas Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

            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. "Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.

            HCA Healthcare Co-Founder We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Central Sterile Technician opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted 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, El Paso , Central Sterile Technician, Professions , El Paso, Texas

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