Lead Sterile Processing Tech - FT Days

Nursing 83801 - Sterile Processing Full-Time Days 8 Hour 0600


Description

The position serves as a leader who is responsible for ensuring operational efficiency through the completion of all staff task assignments on assigned shift. Serves as a working technician, performing all of the direct functions of a Sterile Processing Technician, with the additional duties required as Lead.

Core Competencies

  • Performs Decontamination, Prep and Pack, Sterilization.
  • Assists with the identification and development of educational needs for staff as well as coordinating in-services with vendors.
  • Develops and provides guidance for new employee orientation, on the job training, in-service education and or facility quality assurance programs when needed.
  • Coaches and mentors co-workers through open positive communication to promote an environment of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Utilizes critical thinking and the chain of command within hospital and IMS regarding identified problems or issues to ensure proper communication and resolution.
  • Communicates any discrepancies to the appropriate sterile processing and OR personnel.
  • Reviews the surgery schedule and flow sheets to prioritize work flows and to ensure all loaner/rental trays are received, processed and delivered for the following day.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new sterile processing personnel.
  • Assigns and prioritizes the work of the sterile processing personnel in order to maintain efficient work flow.
  • Oversees staff competency and ensures all policies and procedures are followed relative to sterile processing.
  • Assists Supervisor in determining work priorities, ensuring that all tasks are accomplished in a timely manor by monitoring and directly the daily work actives of the Sterile Processing personnel.
  • Monitors and audits daily work processes and procedures.
  • Observes daily practices and identifies, corrects and provides appropriate training or retraining.

Department Specific Competencies

Education

DegreeProgram
High School Diploma/GED or Higher EducationN/A
Additional Information

Experience

Number of Years ExperienceType of Experience
N/A
Additional Information
Two (2) years related experience

License / Certification Requirements

CRCST or CBSPD