In the Sterile Processing Specialist Program, we are dedicated to educate & prepare students for employment as Central Service Processing Technicians.
At SPS, we offer an intensive hybrid 12-week program, devoted to catering to your learning necessities in order to achieve the best results possible. Students will learn to decontaminate, sterilize, and assemble medical devices. Upon completion of the course students will receive a certificate. Graduates will then be eligible to sit for the professional certification exam via the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
- Medical Terminology
- Infection Control
- Surgical Instrumentation ( Decontamination, Assembly & Sterilization )
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Who Is your Instructor - Julia I. Ruiz? With an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, a certification in Central Service, and many years experience as a Surgical Technologist, Julia Ruiz has slowly but surely made a name for herself, not only on the OR Floor but now in the teaching world. Graduating from CHI Institute in 2000, Julia quickly made her way into umpteen hospitals and surgery centers, granting her immense amounts of experience today. Ruiz performed her externship in the well-known Pennsylvania Hospital before moving on to Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Temple Children's Medical Center, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Seeking more of a thrill, Julia followed her heart into the path of nursing, which leads to her graduating with an Associate’s Degree from Harcum College in 2008. An extrovert at heart, Ruiz decided in 2014 to pursue teaching, hoping to strike a love in others of the fast-paced medical world she herself had been known to love. Without hesitation, Julia began teaching Surgical Technology at Omega Institute, sending students off with not only knowledge in instruments, but also her wisdom and famous ethicality. Having worked with some of the most renowned surgeons and medical figures, Julia's bringing her best to her very own program, "SPS" which teaches students the ups and downs of Sterile Processing.