I was hired as a sterile processing technician for the OR and I need to become familiarized with the processes and equipments. I looked at some youtube videos but only a few seemed to give useful information. Any suggestions on how I could get a head start in my training for this job?
I'm interested in taking a community college course for central sterile processing technician. However in my area, there aren't many jobs for that.
Any part of the USA where those type of jobs are plentiful?
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I'm interested in working with children. So i was wondering what are the different kind of jobs are in a childrens hospital.
I have a BS Biology.
I currently work at Northshore Glenbrook Hospital in the food department. I have a letter of recomendation and I passed my board exam.
Besides working from home, what are some jobs one can do that doesn't involve people. Aside from co-workers. Any ideas?
And how do I better my chances of getting the job that I want?
I certified Sterile Processing Technician. I've always thought about joining since HS. I'm interested in the Aviation career program that they offer. Has anyone here join and took that career path and was successful in getting a job in that field after seperating from the service? Was it hard getting a job? Was the course hard?
I want to start a new career, i can choose; sterile processing/central service technician, clinical medical assistant, pharmacy technician, or building maintenance specialist. i a guy, and i live in san francisco bay area. i searched for salaries, and the ones in the medical field are bad paying jobs. but im not shure. please help.
Does anyone here do this as a job, I was thinking about studying this in college but i have social anxiety and its held me back from a lot of other career choices i was thinking of. so do you think its unrealistic for me to even think of doing this? what are the requirements
I would like to move to North Carolina to start a new life for me and my husband I am looking in the area Chapel hill or Raleigh would like help on finding a job for us and finding a place.
I want to know if you LOVE your job, if you feel you made the right decision, if it never gets "boring", and if it pays well? Thanks...
Is this an easy job? I just need a job with a higher pay and it seems nowadays that hospital pays more. I am a high school graduate and I heard you just need to pass to get a certificate? How are jobs with this?? is it easy to find a job with this? is this an easy job? I watched some videos and its kind of easy but time consuming.
Anyone here a sterile processing technician? How do you like the job? and what is the starting salary for this position. THANKS
Does anybody have some info on the position? I'm considering taking the program at a local college and I was just wondering if anyone knows an average yearly salary and if its a in demand job right now. Thanks
Since some colleges offer certificate programs in different fields what good jobs could a person get with a certificate from college? Clerical Bookkeeping, Office Support, Medical Insurance Specialist, Child Care Assistant, Computer Aided Design, Computer Service Technician, Kitchen and Bath Design, Medical Receptionist, Medical Transcriptionist, Patient Care Aide, Pharmacy Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Microsoft Networking, Computer Software Applications, Comuter Networking Administration, Computer Programming, Legal Secretary Medical Secretary, Administrative Assistant/Executive Secretary, Communication Technology, of these certificate programs offered at a local college, which program should I take that has the best job opportunities? What are some good paying jobs that only requires a certificiate? Also, is there room to advance in a field with just a certificate?
Thanks in advance for responses. I just wanted to know others opinions besides my own.
I know of ultrasound tech, x-ray tech...what else is there?
Cardiovascular tech is another.
Since 2002 -- all through college, and now, 65?hrough my MBA -- I've been working as a sterile processing technician at a local healthcare institution. Basically we clean, decontaminate and sterilize surgical equipment for the entire hospital and its satellite entities.
Entry level job. Should've transitioned out a long-time ago, but it is what it is.
So in January I was hired FT at another local hospital -- just wanted to get on 1st shift, and it wasn't possible at the other -- and jumped into their department with nearly 10 years experience at the age of 26.
For some reason, though, it just hasn't worked out: I'm admittedly a strong personality, but I'm unwavering in wanting to producing quality work; and believe its somewhat of a moral imperative to give the patient the best quality instrumentation possible (while, of course, remaining efficient). Throughout my training on 1st shift, I've been asked to cut corners -- by people with little experience -- which therefore makes me uncomfortable. It's not that I'm untrainable -- some people just don't understand what they're talking about.
These sentiments were echoed to my boss, and he suggested I train on 2nd shift for a few weeks. He didn't think I was getting the right instruction. I agreed, and for the most part, everything went well in my first week on 2nd shift.
The trainer on 2nd shift was cool Tues-Thursday. We had good discussions about Sterile Processing -- she's in her 30's and has been doing the job for 5 years -- and we seemed on the same page. Then, on Friday, she pulled me in the office -- with another girl with 1 year in SPD -- and said that she's done with the training process. While she said I put out a good product, she said I'm just not keeping up; and that people (such as the other girl) were waiting for work on Thursday, and I wasn't sending it our fast enough.
I come from a bigger hospital, and know volume. They're busy at the new place -- just not THAT busy. Part of my issue is just not knowing these new instruments; and therefore, when overwhelmed, sometimes revert to old ways from the other hospital to make things fluid and efficient (not to be obstinate or to buck the system).
One of here concerns was that instrumentation wasn't coming through the washer fast enough -- my output was low. But my output is limited with one washer running on 40 minute cycles. Because people often send through trays sloppily, more time is needed to separate, inspect and inventory. With my stuff neat and organized, however, it's much easier; and people get done sooner (therefore making them think my output is low).
I won't bore with details, but I just feel like this girl is giving me a hard time. How can you say I produce a good quality product, then complain -- in a very dramatic, over-the-edge way -- that my productivity is low. I'm new -- that's part of the learning curve in my opinion.
There are many more details, but she's going to talk with the boss Monday and I'm likely going to get fired. I have no doubt she'll contact the boss and typify me as some dissident who won't listen. Honestly -- as someone with 10 years -- I just think some people don't know or understand what they're talking about; so I'm reluctant to do whatever just anyone says.
I dunno, the environment just seems sick. They used to have a manager who turned everyone on each other, and the residual effects are still there. Feels like they want me to sink. I work through breaks, I give 110?ach shift, I try to do my best -- unfortunately I just get the sense I'm going to get canned Monday.
Should I e-mail my boss a preemptive message? Or should I just go in and expect the worst? I just feel like I'm working with people not playing with full decks.
My bad on all the minute details. Just a maddening work environment.
Hi, I am trying to look into a career within the healthcare field. I am a volunteer at a local ambulance company and going for my EMT. I have an interview this week for a Sterile Processing Technician at the local hospital. Looking online once certified pay is about $16-$18 an hour. I am interested in going to college for Physician Assistant Studies. Medical Assistant looks like a great headway into that field. If I do get the job as a Sterile Processing Tech; I was thinking of moving on towards either Medical Assistant or Advanced EMT. I was wondering what a Medical Assistant makes normally an hour. However, I wouldn’t want to go backwards on the pay scale.
Appreciate the response.