STERILE SUPPLY TECHNICIAN (SPD TECH)

Job Category: Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Sam Houston TX
Place of Performance: Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)
3851 Roger Brooke Dr.
Bldg. 3600
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
Work Location: Fort Sam Houston, TX
Number of Positions Open: 2

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of one (1) year experience within the last 10 years providing services as a Sterile Supply Technician (also known as SPD Tech) or Surgical Technologists (also known as OR Techs).
  • Have and maintain a current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification through American Red Cross (ARC) or American Heart Association (AHA).
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Must exercise a positive, helpful demeanor, display courtesy and tact frequently under stressful conditions and duress at an accelerated pace due to life threatening patient situations. Constant standing, walking, lifting and bending is required. HCPs may be exposed to highly contagious/infectious blood borne pathogens and radiation from portable x-ray and continuous fluoroscopy equipment.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills to include but not limited to entering patient demographic data into facility computer system and hospital information system.
  • Basic computer skills to include but not limited to entering patient demographic data into facility computer system and hospital information system.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, sterilization, storage and issuing of medical/surgical instrument sets, instruments and supplies.
  • Provide wards, clinics and other users with sterile supplies and other SPD issued items. Process instrument sets delivered from wards and clinics and reissue them as required.
  • Maintain established supply levels and rotation of supplies.
  • Clean the Sterilization/Processing/Distribution work areas per SPD standard operating procedures.
  • Issue SPD supplies to sections and outpatients and properly complete hand receipts.
  • Check supplies processed in SPD for expiration and proper packaging.
  • Assist with the issuing, exchange and restocking of Crash Carts.
  • Deliver broken medical items to Medical Maintenance.
  • Receive supplies from logistics (100% inventory of supplies).
  • Check medical supplies for serviceability.
  • Assist with function check of sterilization equipment.
  • Fold linen.
  • Issue outpatient medical supplies to patients and properly complete paperwork in the outpatient room.
  • Assemble surgical case carts as directed by the daily operating room schedule or by request from the operating room service.
  • Operate sterilizers, washer/sterilizers, sonic baths, sterrad sterilizers, cart washers and other equipment items crucial to the processing of surgical sets and supplies.
  • Maintain required SPD specific documentation to include sterilizer logs, equipment issue logs, case cart and crash cart documentation.
  • Assemble case carts with surgical instrumentation and supplies for operating room and clinic use.
  • Perform basic computer operation to include but not limited to entering patient.
  • Perform basic administrative duties associated with work.
  • Shall be able to work independently with attention to detail and full knowledge of all aspects of the daily collection process. Comply with safety, policies, procedures, and universal precautions in the work area.
  • Perform all tasks in compliance with local operating instructions, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO), regulations and policies and all other Federal, State, and local laws.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Duty Hours and Shift

  • Rotating Shifts every Quarter. Shift times are: 0645 am – 3.15pm; 2.45 pm – 11.15pm; and 10.45pm – 7.15 am Sunday through Saturday s required by the established schedule, which may include weekdays, weekends, federal holidays, training holidays, or other planned/unplanned closures.
  • Techs will be required to provide services for various times consisting of 8/10/12-hour shifts, with 12 being the maximum number of shift hours to be scheduled within a 24-hour period.
  • Normally work 32-40 hours per week on rotating shifts.
  • Each shift will also consist of either a 30 or 45-minute lunch, which may vary depending on the Section and specific shift assigned. The facility maintains the right to make unplanned or unannounced work schedule changes to meet operational needs.

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