Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.
Acts as an expert in the field and liaison with surgical staff in providing the multi-service line department of Surgical Services with instrumentation and customer service.
Minimum Education Requirements
High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Experience Requirements
Two years of sterile equipment processing required
Sterile Processing and Distribution Certification (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) Certification or Certification
Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Communicates with Operating Room leadership and staff on a daily basis regarding instruments supply, specific needs and/or issues.*
Reports Operating Room issues/complaints to Sterile Processing Manager/Supervisor for follow-up. *
Resolves issues or offers alternatives when necessary. *
Coordinates cases with Circulator /Operating Room team. *
Checks case carts for the day's surgical cases in designated specialty service line. Coordinates obtaining additional/missing items needed, preventing case delays. Consistently checks for proper functioning of equipment/scopes/instrumentation prior to use. *
Reviews scheduled surgical procedures and anticipates issues that will require follow-through and discusses with Circulator/Operating Room team. *
Identifies any equipment conflicts and troubleshoots as necessary. *
Collaborates with leadership and staff to insure instruments are available for cases as well as add-ons and emergencies; helps to maintain complete sets. *
Monitors priority list to ensure instrumentation is ready and available for all first cases for the day as well as instrumentation that must be processed for to follow cases. *
Ensures all critical instrumentation is present on trays. *
Delivers additional instrumentation that may be required during the procedure to the Operating Room staff. *
Promotes an efficient, smooth work flow in the department by actively making rounds and assisting all staff in the transports of instrument containers, case cart set-ups, instrument turnovers, immediate use sterilization and room turnovers when available*.
Pulls next day surgical schedules, print preference cards, and assemble with appropriate tags. *
Assists in arranging, tracking, loaning and/or borrowing instrumentation/equipment. Appropriately communicates to Operating Room and Sterile Processing leadership. *
Assists in daily Sterile Processing Tech functions as needed. *
Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *
Able to utilize features of computerized tray/instrument tracking system, if applicable. *
Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). *
Performs random tray audits to confirm cleanliness, assembly and packaging. *
Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor. *
Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
Maintains a customer friendly rapport with peers and internal/external customers. *
Maintains cooperative working relationships with others. *
Communicates appropriately and professionally with peers. *
Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *
Records reflect work activity as prescribed by department policy. *
Monitors daily immediate use sterilization records and report any documentation failures to Sterile Processing Manager/Supervisor. *
Maintains SPD/OR Communication Book consisting of incomplete instruments sets, new instrumentation, and surgeon requests. *
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
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