Sterile Processing Technician Full Time Varied Shifts
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
Internal Number: 2305003842
Tenet Health Central Coast is an integrated healthcare system consisting of two acute care hospitals and several affiliated entities, including primary and specialty care, outpatient imaging and laboratories across the Central Coast. We remain committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve and becoming the system of choice for both residents and visitors to this region. Unifying our resources under the Tenet Health Central Coast brand gives us the opportunity to enhance care coordination and access to the specialized services we bring to the region. Our network of medical professionals serves many diverse communities throughout the Central Coast, enabling all that come through our doors access to quality, coordinated care and advanced specialty services at convenient locations.
Mission: To provide quality, compassionate care to the communities we serve.
Vision: To consistently deliver the right care, in the right place, at the right time and to be a premier organization to work, where patient care and saving lives remain our focus.
As the largest hospital in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center strives to produce optimal outcomes and exceptional patient experiences to the community it serves. With 162 beds, Sierra Vista puts advanced technology into the hands of experienced medical specialists to deliver quality healthcare. High-level services include neurosurgery, orthopedics, obstetrics, perinatology (high-risk pregnancy), neonatology (high-risk newborn care), pediatrics, cancer care, stroke, gastroenterology and trauma. Sierra Vista houses the largest Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit between Santa Barbara and Salinas, the only dedicated pediatric unit in San Luis Obispo County and serves as the countyâ��s designated trauma center. Additionally, Baby-Friendly USA designated Sierra Vista as an internationally recognized Baby-Friendly birth facility. Sierra Vista is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and has earned an â��Aâ�� from the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade in every reporting period since it was created in 2012.
The Sterile Processing Tech cleans, inspects, and prepares routine and specialty instrument sets and specialty trays for Surgery Department. Is knowledgeable about the names of surgical instruments and on which trays they belong. Is knowledgeable about the fundamentals of asepsis, and ensuring proper protocols are followed to ensure appropriate sterilization of instruments and trays.
Qualifications - External
Required Training/Education/Experience/Certification: Successful completion of IAHCSMM certification within 6 months of hire or transfer into the department (unless equivalent SPD Certification already completed).
Desired Training/Education/Experience/Certification: (1) Completion of an approved Sterile Processing Technician course, (2) Operating Room Technician experience, or (3) IAHCSMM Certification (or equivalent SPD Certification).
Must be able to complete simple math problems well enough to itemize instruments being prepared. Must be able to follow instructions, work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced environment. Analytical and grammatical skills are necessary to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Organizational and multi-tasking skills are essential. Must be fluent in spoken and written English. Must be able to fulfill the essential functions of the position.
Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.