INSTRUMENT CARE COORDINATOR

Job Class

NURSING RELATED

FLSA

Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Coordinates activities associated with purchasing regarding replacement surgical instruments and implants used within surgical instrumentation sets. Track purchases of instrument orders and communicates  with departments on overdue purchases and repairs.  Coordinates the surgical instrument repair process, which includes the repair of video scopes and power equipment. Assists the implant coordinator, nursing supervisors/mangers and other OR staff to ensure that our instuments are serving the needs of the operating room. Run missing instrument reports for OR supervisors and for individual service line leaders. Ensures routine instruments are order weekly on the palm hand-held computer. Places reorders in the proper location in instrument storage room.  Works with materials services to follow through on instrument and equipment purchases. Must be able to perform the duties of a  Sterile Processing Technician. 

Supervisory/Management Responsibilities

This is a non-management job that will report to a supervisor, manager, director or executive.

Minimum Education

Job related course work beyond high school - Successful completion of a Central Sterile Processing Education Program with certificate. 

Minimum Experience

5 years - Experience working as an operating room or central processing technician. Knowledge of surgical instrumentation required.

Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses

STERILE PROCESSOR - CERTIFIED - NCSP

Specific Acceptable Credentials (if applicable)

Certification from a Sterile Processing certification agency such as IAHCSMM or CBSPD.

In lieu of the Above Minimum Requirements

N/A

Other Required Experience

Experience working with various sterilization devices - Required

Ability to identify various types of surgical instrumentation. - Required

Knowledge of decontamination, assembly, packaging and sterilization procedures. - Required

Knowledge of computers and order entry systems. - Required

Certification as a surgical technologist. - Preferred

Position Posting Category

Clinical Professional/Technical