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Sterile Processing Coordinator

Company: Sonoma Valley Hospital
Location: Sonoma
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Under supervision of the Perioperative Services Director and following established policies, procedures, and guidelines, assumes the responsibility for leadership of the decontamination, instrument assembly and wrapping, processing, and case cart area. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision and values of Sonoma Valley Hospital. Monitor the daily flow and needs from the Surgical Services department, and hospital floor units. Interacts directly with the operating room staff, floor staff, medical staff, and vendors. Responsible for collecting and analyzing departmental data. Makes suggestions and implements process improvement strategies.
Manages and controls the provision of quality medical and patient care services through the purchase, storage, distribution, proper preparation, maintenance, and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment. Oversees the ordering of all supplies used in sterile processing (stock and non-stock) and meeting with sales reps to review product lines
Promotes and models excellent communication, problem solving, and teamwork within and between departments by keeping staff well informed, modeling crucial conversation skills, and utilizing collaborative decision making. Supports and fosters strong staff morale in the department, and encourages as well as empowers others to achieve goals.
Maintains the work flow process of case carts, instruments, basins, etc. Oversees and ensures the proper assembly, packaging, sterilization, sorting, inspection, maintenance, and handling of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies. Maintains a complete and up-to-date list of tray makeup in Surgery, and the catalog and locator for all trays, packs, equipment and supplies. Oversees preparation and setup of case carts. Coordinates activities relating to surgical case carts and other CPD functions.
Advises others in proper material processing and handling in accordance with existing regulatory authority. Trains new staff so that staff is well prepared and supported to handle their responsibilities, and provides ongoing Sterile Processing related education and development for all employees.
Participates in panel interviews of any new SPD hires, and provides feedback to Director of Perioperative Services on SPD staff performance to build effective teams committed to organizational goals.
Oversees application of the stated goals and parameters of AORN and ISSHM as it relates to Sterile Processing, within the policies and procedures of SVH along with achievement of identified outcomes in a timely manner. Collaborates on writing and updating all policies and procedures pertaining to sterile processing.
Promotes collaborative practice, performance-improvement activities and staff education to help ensure a consistently high standard of processed supplies, instruments and equipment. Assures the safety of staff and department compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements.
Collaborates with OR Director so that the department will meet or exceed the standards established by CIHQ, Title XXII, American Operating Room Association (AORN), ISSHM and Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC). Advocates for the needs of the sterile processing department staff, and assures they have the tools and equipment to do their jobs with excellence.
Serves as a technical expert to other department units regarding the cleaning, processing, assembly, sterilization and high-level disinfection practices, including process selection and monitoring throughout the hospital. Participates in inter-disciplinary teams and committees as appropriate.
Education: Bachelor's Or High School Diploma; additional leadership training preferred.
Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of sterile processing experience with additional progressively responsible experience in a lead or supervisory capacity.
Licenses & Certifications: Certified Registered Central Services Tech - CRCST or IAHCSMM
Required Skills & Knowledge: Technical knowledge of infection control and asepsis principles; extensive knowledge of sterilization and decontamination procedures; knowledge of surgical and medical equipment and supplies; in-depth knowledge of sterilization practices, instrumentation and high level disinfection requirements, as well as requirements for TJC, CMS, Title XXII, AORN and ISSHM.
Basic computer knowledge; ability to communicate utilizing computers; ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from staff, physicians, regulatory agencies, or members of the healthcare community; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Demonstrated knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to tactfully direct the efforts of diverse health professionals to meet patient needs; demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, continuous quality improvement and human relations required. Communication and management skills; demonstrated ability to lead, train, and supervise staff in a designated unit.
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to level of experience, education, special skills and/or certifications.
USD $36.80
USD $50.60
ID: 2022-1607
Street: 347 Andrieux Street

Keywords: Sonoma Valley Hospital, Vallejo , Sterile Processing Coordinator, Other , Sonoma, California

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