Sterile Processing Technician Senior - Supply Sterile Processing Job at CHRISTUS Health, San Antonio, TX

  • CHRISTUS Health
  • San Antonio, TX

Job Description



The Lead Technician is responsible for the effective day to day assigned operations of Sterile Processing (SPD). Documentation of activities shall be maintained. Scope of responsibilities include all activities related to the smooth flow of both chargeable and non-chargeable supplies to approximately 30 Nursing Units and Clinics. Directly responsible for the multi-shift scheduling of 3 to 6 associates assigned to SPD. Assists and relieves Manager.

The CHRISTUS Children’s Hospital, established in 1959, was the first children’s hospital in South-Central Texas. Located downtown, this 190-plus-bed hospital serves more than 70,000 children annually from San Antonio, South Texas and around the world. The hospital (in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine) is the only academic children’s hospital in San Antonio. Our highly specialized services meet the unique medical needs of children, from Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care to Children’s Emergency Services, the latest treatments for deformities of the spine including titanium rib implants and halo traction, a Heart Center, a specialized asthma program, a highly regarded Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and growing maternal services to include consultation, delivery, and maternal fetal medicine.


•Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
•Acts as liaison between SPD, Perioperative Services, Labor and Delivery, and Nursing Units.
•Provide input on PAR level adds, changes, and deletions.
•Take physical inventories, on a periodic basis, of Floor Stock and SPD to ensure accuracy and integrity of the system.
•Understand, operate and instruct associates on the proper use of inventory control devices, i.e. scanners and bar code readers.
•Assist all newly assigned Floor Stock associates in all facets of SPD functions.
•Ensure sound inventory control practices are adhered to, such as stock rotation, care custody, and control of all inventory.
•Demonstrates competence to perform assigned client care responsibilities in a way that meets the age-specific and developmental needs of the persons served by the department.
•Appropriately adapts assigned client assessment, treatment, and / or care methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, age-specific and other developmental needs of each person served.
•Responsible for establishing and following written policies and procedures used to decontaminate, reprocess, care and package instruments and equipment used in patient care processes.
•Demonstrates knowledge and responsibility for infection control procedures related to decontamination and reprocessing of instruments and equipment.
•Adheres to sterilization protocols as provided in the Sterilization Reference Manual
•Leads in implementation and/or monitoring of quality control programs.
•Assist in the reviewing / revising process of the QI plan in compliance with hospital and departmental procedures, policies, and standard of care.
•Participate in continuing education, formal and informal.
•Other activities as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in sterile processing preferred
  • IAHCSMM Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) or Certified Registered Central Sterile Tech required

Work Schedule:

5 Days - 8 Hours

Work Type:

Full Time

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Job Tags

Full time, Shift work,

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