DEPARTMENT: Sterile Processing & Distribution
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Supervisor, SPD
COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Director, Supervisor, Education Specialist, Lead Tech, Perioperative Coordinator or staff, Resource Technician, and other interdepartmental staff
TOTAL NUMBER OF FTEs DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0
PURPOSE OF POSITION: Decontaminate instruments, evaluate functionality of instruments, assemble instruments/trays, pack and sterilize instruments/ trays. Appropriate cleaning and care of major and minor flexible scopes for GI, Pulmonary, and ENT cases. Knowledge of Doctor Preference Cards (DPC) and setting up case carts appropriately for next day cases, add-on cases for current day, and emergency cases.
·Patient Care (Indirect Provider)
Demonstrates a confident understanding of the technical skills required to support quality care for our patients and families. Operate department equipment, including sterilizers (steam, gas plasma, dry heat, and ETO) aerators, washer/sterilizer, drying cabinet, washer/disinfector and flusher disinfector, according to safety procedures and protocols. Keeps accurate records according to policy and procedures. Report malfunctioning equipment and other environmental hazards immediately. Demonstrates the ability to make appropriate decisions, prioritize planned and unplanned events and address potential or actual problems. Procedure preparation is focused on cost effective provision of supplies and equipment to facilitate patient care with positive outcomes.
Engages in surgical procedure preparation accuracy; disposable supplies and instrumentation trays. Actively participates in Quality Improvement initiates of the unit to support safe patient care. Participate in improving organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improvement activities, collecting data and providing input to department discussions. Provide a positive contribution through actions; anticipate, suggest and implement solutions to problems. Performs unit practices according to established procedures. Identifies potential problems and notifies management. Actively supports and enhances the daily Perioperative flow for reliable safe patient care. Prioritize duties according to fluctuating workloads. Performs duties as assigned.
Actively engages in recycling and promotes lean projects within the organization. Supports the Shared Governance Model within the organization through active participation. Identifies issues that influence health care delivery and focuses on being part of the collaborative solution. Participates in establishing job requirements and goals; performs duties at the desired level of competency, following the CARES promises. Behaviors are consistent with the organizations core values and CARES standards. Provide services in a manner to be regularly and conveniently available to meet the needs of CCHMC's patients, families and employees. Effectively managing one's time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while maintaining stable performance under pressure or opposition.
Participates in professional growth opportunities. Demonstrates accountability for continued professional growth and development and integrates new knowledge and skills into work activities. Participates in orientation and cross training of personnel through shared knowledge. Develops knowledge and professional skills through cross training, literature and attendance at department meetings. Attend in-services and remain current regarding new equipment, and instrumentation changes, as well as other departmental issues. Participate in department and CCHMC committees and Shared Governance councils as needed. Complete all CCHMC and department required competencies.
Engages in multidisciplinary team processes, actively participating in effective problem solving, collegial learning and the pursuit of best practice. Creates a positive work environment by collaborating and working cooperatively within and across departments and disciplines promoting an atmosphere of support, respect and trust within the team. Handles conflicts in a professional manner. Collaborates with Supervisors and/or Shift Leads related to instrument tray setup, identification of issues, and problem solving. Apply the principals of teamwork and commitment so that positive outcomes, quality service, cost efficiency and team goals are realized. Communicates and interacts with other employees in order to enhance the quality of service and departmental productivity.
Skills & Competencies
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Knowledge of Field - Intrm
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and best practices in field
·Medical Terminology - Intermd
Intermediate knowledge of medical terminology
·Physical Stamina - Light
Physical stamina sufficient to perform frequent bending, light or moderate lifting and extensive standing/walking
Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
Excellent verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Required for Level I:
- High School Graduate OR equivalent
Preferred Level I:
- Completion of Central Service/Sterile Processing Certification Program or Surgical Tech Program
- Certification from National Institute for the Certification for Sterile Processing & Distribution Personnel or the International Association of Health Care Central Services Materials Management.
- Two years of related experience in hospital environment.
Required Level II:
- High School Graduate OR equivalent
- Certified Registered Central Service Technician for Level II
- 1 year of Sterile Processing experience for Level II