Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

The System Sterile Processing Educator implements education and competency assessments, quality assurance, and process improvements for the HLD/S department across the Harris Health enterprise.

Under the direction of the Director System Sterile Processing, this role serves as a resource and educator in the sterile processing and high-level disinfection fields. The System Sterile Processing Educator possesses in-depth technical expertise, collaboration skills, and competency in adult education. This role is responsible for orientation, continuing education and competency evaluation, and ongoing in-services for all sterile processing department (SPD) staff and affiliated personnel. The position is responsible for developing, administering, and measuring educational and quality assurance materials based on regulatory, industry, and evidence-based guidelines. With a focus on patient and employee safety, the System Sterile Processing Educator will work collaboratively with department leadership, Peri-Op management, surgeons, Infection Prevention and Control, Clinical Resource nurses, ambulatory care clinics, correctional health, and other appropriate committees.

Minimum Qualifications

School Education/ Degrees:
HS/GED required
Bachelor's degree in nursing or health related field preferred.

Licenses & Certifications
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) required upon hire.
Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) or Surgical Instrument Specialist Certification (CSIS) required or must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.
Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) or Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor  GI Scope Certification (CFER) required or must be obtained within one (1) year of employment.

Work Experience
Five (5) Years of work experience in sterile processing, high-level disinfection, and/or in an operating room (required); and
Two (2) years education and training experience in a complex healthcare setting (required); and
 Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, or other processing improvement methodologies (preferred).

Communication Skills:
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Writing/ Correspondence
Writing/ Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Attributes: Analytical, Design

Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, Weekends

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