MD Anderson Cancer Center High Level Disinfection & Sterilization Educator in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked the nation's top hospital for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals." MD Anderson's mission is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation and the world through exceptional programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention.

Perioperative Services strives to be the safest perioperative environment in the world, to have the highest quality of perioperative outcomes, and to demonstrate the core values in our vision. Partnered with Anesthesiology and Critical Care, the Division of Nursing and the Division of Surgery, this multidisciplinary team performs more than 15,000 surgical cases each year in more than 30 operating rooms spanning the Main Building and Mays Clinic.

The ideal candidate will have a degree with f ive years hospital-based sterile processing and teaching experience.

SALARY RANGE

Minimum: $50,800 – Midpoint: $63,500 – Maximum: $76,200

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Education Resource

Responsible for implementation of new employee departmental orientation; responsible for ongoing staff competencies validations; schedules staff educational in-services; develop and maintain departmental procedures and guidelines; maintains departmental education records in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

Quality

Provides quality assurance monitoring program; performs audits of processes and maintains records. Stays abreast of regulations, standards and guidelines consistent with AORN, AAMI, The Joint Commission, CMS, CDC, OSHA, and FDA requirements as well as the hospital's policies and procedures. Represents Sterile Processing through consultation on interdepartmental and interdisciplinary committees and task forces.

Sterilization and Instrumentation Resource

As needed performs duties independently, works proficiently without supervision in all aspects of sterile processing to include the decontamination, preparation packaging sterilization sterile storage and high level disinfection while adhering to policies and procedures. Operates and trouble shoots the equipment specific to Sterile Processing but not limited to steam, eto, low temperature, automatic endoscope reprocessor, cart washer, washer/disinfector, ultrasonic cleaner, heat sealers, storage carousel as well as variety of testing devices. Assist with instrumentation inventory management (repairs, replacements, back up instrumentation). Works with specialty surgical instrumentation.

Other

Participates in staff and self-development meeting/in services training.

Proficiency in utilization of instrumentation tracking system.

Must be customer service oriented and demonstrate customer service.

Participates in at least one process performance initiative.

Participates in at least two approved educational classes/seminar.

Maintains professional competences and certifications.

REQUIREMENTS

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in a healthcare discipline.

Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree

Required Experience: Five years hospital-based sterile processing experience.

Preferred Experience: Five years hospital-based sterile processing experience, to include 2 years quality and education training experience.

Certification: One of the following: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM).

Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM).

Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).

Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM).

Certified Healthcare Leadership (CHL) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM).

Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).

Certified Sterile Processing Management (CSPM) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).

Certified Surgical Instrument Specialist (CSIS) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Onsite Presence: Is Required

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200