Your Role: Assists all areas with the coordination of the daily patient surgical schedule with occasional guidance from the charge nurse, physician, or staff nurse. Ensures instrumentation is sterile and ready to use. Cleans, disinfects and sterilize all flexible bronchoscopes, video scopes and related Endoscopy instruments for all areas.
Maintains work environment in a safe, clean, orderly manner.
Performs, documents and monitors all quality control tools.
Receives and inventories departmental supplies, instrumentation and equipment.
Prepares instrumentation and equipment according to recommended procedures and techniques in preparation for high-level disinfection and sterilization to support all perioperative areas and clinics.
Operates all departmental equipment safely and effectively.
Scans instrumentation and assembles, according to prescribed procedures and techniques.
Provides technical support and assists in selecting instruments and equipment for Endoscopy Procedures for all Perioperative areas.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience
Prior experience in Sterile Processing/Flexible Endoscopy preferred
Experience in sterilization for instruments for Minimally Invasive Surgeries
2nd shift 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM Monday - Friday and available for call on weekends
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES :
SURGICAL EQUIPMENT KNOWLEDGE (NOVICE): Knowledge of the specific equipment and its performance criteria, capabilities and limitations. Able to use the equipment to accomplish basic tasks associated with the specific devices. May conduct remedial maintenance and preventive maintenance.
STERILIZATION PREPARATION (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate sterilization preparation in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE - (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate the ability to maintain equipment, products, or systems in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Assures that parts inventory is sufficient.
DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES & PROCEDURES (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of departmental policies and procedures in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Is attentive to existing departmental policies and procedures and may recommend improvements to existing departmental policies and procedures within the work area.
CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Organizational Impact: Performs tasks that are typically routine that may impact team's performance with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes some discretion and research to solve routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies knowledge of standards, established processes and procedure that apply to your own job.
Team Interaction: Provides guidance to entry level co-workers.
CORE CAPABILITIES :
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S2):
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S2):
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S2):
Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S2):
Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S2):
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
We are dedicated to our patients and surgeons by providing quality care with attention to reusable instrumentation. Our commitment is "Every Patient, Every Time". We are the heart of the hospital!
Our Sterile processing department is comprised of two locations that work together to ensure high quality instruments needs are met for the patient and surgeon. With the use of our instrument tracking system we excel in the preparation of reusable instrumentation and equipment for clinical and surgical procedures across the entire campus. Services include but not limited to Robotic, Endoscopic, Laparoscopic, Cardiac, Trauma, Neuro, Spine, Orthopedic, Ear Nose and Throat, Plastics, Ophthalmology, Vascular, Donor, and transplant services.
We average 150 surgical procedures a day
Central Sterile processing on main campus, includes 29 team members and provides reprocessing service for 37 clinics and units as well as 54 operating rooms.
Endosurgery department on main campus includes 10 team members specialized in reprocessing Endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment.
100 Oaks Central Sterile processing includes 2 team members focused on reprocessing clinic instrumentation and equipment.
Vanderbilt Case Cart Operation Center includes 24 team members that provides reprocessing service for 21 offsite clinics and 54 operating rooms.
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