Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most.
Ours is a hospital deep-rooted in tradition that is patient-focused, faith-based and staffed by people who genuinely care for the well-being of others. It's our promise to you as we strive to carry out the mission of Methodist Healthcare: Serving Humanity to Honor God.
General Statement of Duties:
WORK SHIFT: Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday - 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Supervisor is responsible for the provision of re-usable sterile products in all areas for use in the hospital. The Supervisor directs all activities in SPD, orienting and directing shift team members. The Supervisor ensures all SPD equipment & records are in compliance with governing agencies standards. Consistently follows the National Standards and Recommended Practices for Sterilization, supplies, and equipment and promotes collaboration with physicians, nursing staff, department heads, and personnel of other departments. Adheres to national and state standards, regulatory requirements and hospital department policies.
Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:
1. Education: ALL of the following:
1) High School Diploma or GED
2) New hires as of 01/01/2013 must have ONE of the following:
A. Graduate of a formal sterile processing technology program
B. Graduate of a formal surgical technologist program
C. Three (3) years of experience in a sterile processing technician role OR surgical technologist role.
2. Experience: New hires as of 01/01/2013 must have three (3) years experience in a sterile processing technician role AND/OR surgical technologist role.
3. Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
4. Preferred: Graduate of accredited Sterile Processing Program or Surgical Technology program
Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: Effective 01/01/2013: ONE of the following:
A. Certified Sterile Processing Technician (CSPDT) from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (formerly NICHSPDP).
B. Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service material Management
Current SPD Supervisors have until 12/01/2013 to obt ain certification
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom