Student Profile: Daniel
When Daniel graduated from Project SEARCH in 2008, he was the first of his inaugural class to be offered employment at Seton Healthcare Family, the first employer in Texas to implement the Project SEARCH model. Having experienced success throughout his internship, he found the best match for his skills, abilities, and interests was with the Sterile Processing Department.
Three years later, Daniel has maintained his position as Sterile Processing Tech and is one of the department’s only tenured associates. Responsible for assembling the various surgical sets used each day by surgeons and nurses, he prepares instruments for the hefty sterilization process, assembles peel packs, and transports supplies from the lab to surgical services.
"The interns learn jobs that can be accomplished through complex, systematic routines," said Jenny Hawkins, program coordinator for Project SEARCH at Seton Medical Center Austin. "They develop skills that make them attractive candidates for a variety of jobs both at Seton and elsewhere in the community."
Seton Medical Center Austin