Lead Sterile Processing Tech- Endo 1911632 $8,000 Sign on Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available
Your Role: Ensures the accurate assembly of instrument trays and/or equipment independently. Utilization of the instrument tracking system and maintaining adequate sterilization of instrumentation and/or equipment by preparation of requested instrumentation and/or equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. Assists with ensuring staff are following guidelines and assignments of tasks are completed timely and accurately.
- Assists with orientation and every day workflow of assignments of new employees. Assist with development of in-service for staff members. Coordinates daily workflow with staff members to ensure timely completion. Monitors workflow performed by staff to ensure correctness.
- Demonstrates and understands principles of sterilization in preparing items for OR and clinic use. Operates all sterilization and HLD equipment according to manufacture requirements and departmental policies.
- Demonstrates and understands principles of decontamination and standard precautions. Assures that all employees demonstrate and understand the principles of decontamination.
- Understands and has the ability to function as a sterile processing technician and/or endoscopy tech specialist.
- Monitors and inventories the supplies and ensures instrumentation is available for OR and clinical areas.
- Ensures implementation of standards within the quality assurance monitoring process and improvements are followed. Monitors record keeping of repairs, maintenance, quality assurance measures are up to date and documented daily.
- Maintains and reviews missing instrumentation. Puts in requests for missing instrument orders and instrument par needed to maintain functioning instrument trays.
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
- Certified CSP
- Job requires High school graduate or GED and 3 years of experience or the equivalent.
- One year of general leadership experience preferred
- Experience working in a Larger Hospital with 500+ beds helpful
- Previous Endo experience
- 1st shift
- We average 150 surgical procedures a day and process 600 instrument pans per day.
- Central Sterile processing on main campus (Vanderbilt Hospital), includes 29 team members and provides reprocessing service for 37 clinics and units as well as 54 operating rooms.
- Endosurgery department on main campus (Vanderbilt Hospital) includes 10 team members specialized in reprocessing Endoscopic and laparoscopic equipment.
- 100 Oaks (Off-Site) Central Sterile processing includes 2 team members focused on reprocessing clinic instrumentation and equipment.
- Vanderbilt Case Cart Operation Center (Off-Site) includes 25 team members that provides reprocessing service for 21 offsite clinics and 54 operating rooms.
- US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
- Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
- Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
- The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
- National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
- American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
- Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
- Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
- American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 3 years relevant experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
- Central Sterile Processing (IAHCSMM CRCST of CBSPD) Required
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
- Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
- Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
- Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
- Continuous: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Frequent: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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