Instrument Maintenance & Quality Specialist - C Sterile - The Christ Hospital

Job Summary There are many ways to define excellence. For us at The Christ Hospital, it's all about our patients...And making healthcare what they want it to be. Accessible. Personal. Affordable. Our commitment to exceptional outcomes, affordable care and the finest patient experiences is recognized yearly with numerous awards from leading healthcare organizations and publications. At the top of our list of honors are the 17 consecutive years that we've been named to U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Hospitals and being named the Most Preferred Hospital by the Greater Cincinnati community for 21 consecutive years (National Research Corporation). What does this mean for you? GROWTH- opportunities to learn, develop, and impact. VALUE- a robust employee package that provides you the ability to maintain a healthy work-life balance, competitive compensation, flexible and meaningful benefits, development opportunities so you can be your best self, and a culture of compassion. PRIDE- from all that we have accomplished in our past, and all that we're positioned for in the future. CHALLENGE- we are in one of the most competitive markets in the nation, yet continue to rise to the top through our incredible employees and transformational results. We seek individuals motivated by what it takes to be a part of a winning team. Named #24 on Forbes 500 America's Best Employers for 2017, we are transforming care…inspired by you. Title: Instrument Maintenance & Quality Specialist Shift: Full-Time, Days This position will be scheduled approximately 40 hours per week and is at The Christ Hospital Health Network located at 2139 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Job Overview: Inventory, maintain, and reorder instruments in appropriate quantities. Receive, restock, and track all instrument/equipment repair, maintenance, or replacement orders. Utilizes computers and instrument tracking system software to accomplish tasks. Gives direction as needed and acts as a resource person. Keeps management informed of special circumstances which may affect departmental operations. The Instrument Maintenance & Quality Specialist may perform the following duties: Inventories, orders, receives and maintains instruments and equipment: Inventories on-hand stock of instrumentation and determines the appropriate reorder quantity. Checks list of “missing” instrumentation and reacts accordingly. Upon receipt of items ordered, checks against order form and packing slip; notifies manager of any discrepancies between packing slip and items received. Notifies manager of any incorrect and/or damaged stock upon receipt. Assists Education Coordinator with training staff how to properly decontaminate, care and handling, assembly, and sterilization of instruments as required by manufacturer for optimal use. Gives immediate attention to obtaining unavailable/out-of–stock instrumentation or equipment by borrowing from area hospitals, contacting sales representatives, or rush ordering the same (or substitute) item from a secondary vendor. Assists Clinical Coordinator in instrumentation selection process. Immediately notifies SPD manager when items are needed immediately or within the next 24 hours. Responsible for notifying OR staff of changes that may affect surgical cases and workflow. Directs SPD Technicians during “peak” times of the day to assure patient needs are met. Distribution to user departments: Works closely with all clinical staff and SPD staff to meet all instrument, supply, and equipment needs. Acts as a resource to SPD staff to support the case cart preparation process. Effectively communicates pertinent information to relief personnel so as to provide safe continuity of care. Notifies evening and night shifts of next day's needs. Coordinates the borrowing and loaning of instruments and equipment when necessary. Communicate with product representative when necessary to support the surgery department. Answers telephone and takes needed instrumentation to O.R. Performs record keeping duties as needed. Assist Instrument Inventory Data Coordinator to create a count sheet for every instrument set that SPD reprocesses. Keep count sheets updated in a timely manner through the data entry process. Implements a system for restocking and monitoring instrumentation par levels Communicates issues/concerns to SPD management. Identifies slow or non-moving instrumentation, which could be deleted from inventory. Coordinates the storage and distribution of instruments provided by SPD. Maintains quality aseptic procedures. Quality Monitoring and Training: Assist with instrument maintenance program through creating PM schedules as appropriate and tracking instrument repairs. Uses instrument trend reports to accomplish efficient utilization of instruments. Responsible for the overall coordination of Quality Monitoring, both routine and random. He/she will monitor periodic checks in all specialties and coordinate random checks by supervisory personnel. In-services staff on proper care of new instruments and/or equipment and retrains as necessary. Actively assists with training of all personnel. Other: Supports departmental quality improvement programs and assists with overseeing statistical information for projects as needed. Liaison between SPD and all customers utilizing services provided by the staff. Perform final check of preference list selection to insure proper supplies, instrumentation, and equipment are available for surgery. Provide input to Central Stores and SPD regarding any changes that may be needed to PAR levels of supplies needed. Assumes responsibility for the department in the absence of management personnel and assumes leadership role when peers are unavailable to direct staff in any area within SPD. Operates computer programs designed to track instruments and equipment. Ensures information in database is accurate and updated as needed. Communicates recommendations to department management to enhance departmental operations. Communicate with physician offices when necessary to prepare for surgical procedures. All departmental records and logs are utilized as required and reviewed for accuracy daily. Understands and enforces guidelines recommended by AAMI, CDC, OSHA, FDA and Joint Commission. Assists with other duties as departmental needs change. Education: Requires Central Service experience. Must have high school diploma or GED. Must be a registered Central Service Technician. Preferred graduate from an accredited surgical tech program. Experience: Minimum of two (2) years central service experience. Licenses & Certifications: Certified Central Service Technician required. Certified Surgical Technologist preferred. #TJNCincinnati Enquirer. Keywords: Quality Control / Quality Assurance Specialist, Location: Cincinnati, OH - 45229
The Christ Hospital Health Network
Full time
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, US