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MD Anderson Cancer Center Senior Sterile Processing Technician - Perioperative Services in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Sterile Processing Tech position will be certified with a minimum of two years hospital-based sterile processing experience.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs duties and troubleshoots in all areas of sterile processing to include decontamination, assemble, sterilization of advanced instrumentation and equipment while adhering to the manufacturer and department guidelines. Identifies and inspects instruments for cleanliness and functionality. Operates and troubleshoots equipment. Maintains safety standards. Prepares case carts and delivers instrumentation to the operating room. Stocks operating room par levels for stored instrumentation and emergency carts.

Decontamination

Identifies and follows manufactures instructions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate,

rinse and disinfect instrumentation, equipment and flexible scopes. Adheres to the

proper handling of garbage, linen, and biohazardous materials. Maintains safety

standards.

Assemble and prepare instrumentation for sterilization

Consistently uses automated counts sheets to correctly assemble, protect, wrap

containerize and/or peel pack and label instrumentations. Identifies and inspects

instruments for cleanliness, and functionality.

Sterilization Process

Selects appropriate sterilization methods. Follows manufactures recommendations

sterilization method. Properly loads, documents and verifies sterilization loads and

biological test to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process.

Storage and Distribution

Unloads sterilizers, properly handles sterile product and ensures stock is placed in the

proper location. Preparing case carts from pick list. Deliver instrumentation as needed

to the operating room. Inventory and stock operating room par levels for stored

instrumentation and emergency carts.

EDUCATION

Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Diploma from an approved Sterile Processing Program.

EXPERIENCE

Required: Two years hospital-based sterile processing experience. With preferred education, no experience required.

Preferred: Diploma from an approved Sterile Processing Program.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION

Required: One of the following: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM). Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 129393

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and eligible for additional compensation for hours worked beyond your usual schedule, paid at a time and a half rate

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 47,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,000

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