HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Sterile Processing Tech II - Days w/ Weekend Rotation in Austin, Texas
Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin —home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world—is a 58- bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awarded Heart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David’s Medical Center, the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for nine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David’s Medical Center.
POSITION SUMMARY Retrieves, cleans, decontaminates, issues, and tracks departmental equipment within the hospital. Prepares packages, and autoclave items in accordance with standard policies and practices. Prepares and issues stock in accordance with the department. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance.
* Patient Care
o The technician is responsible for processing and supply of sterile goods and equipment to all areas within the hospital; including decontamination, cleaning, packing, sterilizing, storing, and distribution.
o The technician is responsible for maintaining appropriate supplies used in the process of sterilizing items for use in the hospital and any other institution or organization deemed appropriate by the administrative staff.
o The technician is responsible for reporting any supply not readily available for replenishment by notifying the Team Leader of that department.
o The technician is responsible for distributing needed supplies or equipment through the hospital and any other institution or organization deemed appropriate by the administrative staff.
o The technician is responsible for following all departmental policies and procedures regarding the distribution of supplies and equipment throughout the hospital.
o The technician will be responsible for keeping the department fully stocked with appropriate supplies for operating the department.
o The technician is responsible for keeping their work area clean and the department organized.
o The technician needs to be competent in aseptic technique. o The technician will help in setup and case organization.
o The technician will be responsible for maintaining and documenting all biological testing and report any abnormal reading to Team Leader.
o Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedure. Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards. * Staff/Unit Responsibilities o Uses resources in an efficient and cost effective manner.
o Maintains and promotes a team spirit through active cooperation and collaboration.
o Attends 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.
o Help provide staff to other areas of the hospital when needed. * Professionalism o Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies.
o Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback. o Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings.
o Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees – is a positive team member. o Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner. * Initiative o Develops specific work plans and due dates.
o Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes.
o Effectively prioritizes assignments. o Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments.
o Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress.
o Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods. Effective in cost control and resource utilization. * Key Relationships o Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving. o Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving. o Proactive in meeting customer’s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.
o Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions.
Preferred: Previous experience in a hospital sterile processing department.
_LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES_ Required: Certification in sterile processing required upon hire
Job: *Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile
Title: Sterile Processing Tech II - Days w/ Weekend Rotation
Location: Texas-Austin-Heart Hospital of Austin
Requisition ID: 25960-63713