Sterile Processing Specialty Coordinator- Ophthalmology in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  6847 

Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $19.84 - $26.25 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-exempt



Job Role Summary

The Sterile Processing Specialty Coordinator facilitates, and supervises the distribution, replenishment, receipt, and return of specialty/replacement ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instruments and supplies to the OR, dental clinics and other service provided areas; monitors instrument maintenance and repairs; and collaborates with the vendor representative.  Proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health’s mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County. Models Eskenazi Health’s values of Professionalism, Respect, Innovation, Development, and Excellence.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Understands and is accountable for maintaining AAMI, OSAP and AORN standards, current clinical skills, and knowledge in multiple areas of practice
•    Adheres to and enforces hospital/departmental policies, procedures, and standards while demonstrating a professional and positive image
•    Recommends and supports policies and standards to ensure sterilization practices that meet the state and national standards
•    Assists with continuous education plans and implementation in collaboration with instrument room manager/Perioperative management
•    Works closely with Infection Prevention and Control to ensure infection controls standards are met
•    Assembles ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instruments/implants/cassettes
•    Supports consistent regulatory readiness for unit/area via rounding, coaching, and monitoring
•    Coordinates, facilitates, and supervises the distribution, replenishment, receipt, and return of specialty/replacement ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instruments and supplies to the OR Team Leads and Surgeons and/or dental ambulatory dental clinics
•    Monitors ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instrument maintenance and repairs
•    Provide education to SPD staff focusing on the reprocessing of ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instruments.
•    Collaborate with the ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instrument vendor representative to maintain inventory for cases
•    Coordinates vendor visitation in the instrument room
•    Initiates ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instrument process improvement activities that provide greater clinical reliability, improved functional use of space and resources that apply to instrument care and sterilization
•    Demonstrates effective communication skills in working with staff, physicians, and other departments, both internal and external, including verbal and non-verbal skills
 



Job Requirements

•    Completion of high school or equivalent (GED)
•    Heartsaver AED required within 6 months of hire 
•    CRCST designation required (Certified, Registered, Central Service Technician) with CIS designation required (Certified Instrument Specialist)
•    4 years of hospital instrument technician experience
      or
•    Completion of high school or equivalent (GED)
•    Heartsaver AED required within 6 months of hire
•    CST (Certified Surgical Technologist)  with CRCST (Certified, Registered, Central Service Technician) a plus
•    5 years of hospital instrument technician experience 
•    2 years of experience in the operating room setting preferred
 



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Expert in ophthalmic, robotic/dental, and/or orthopedic instrumentation 
•    Organization and leadership skills and ability to communicate effectively with all levels of departmental/interdepartmental personnel.
•    Ability to routinely lift and move with 25-pound instrumentation sets and other heavy supplies and equipment.
•    Ability to use age-appropriate communication skills.
•    Knowledge of sterile technique principles, which are used in the preparation, sterilizing, packaging, distribution, receiving, and storage of sterile supplies
 



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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