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+ Under the limited supervision of the SPD leader, the Sterile
Processing Educator will assist the Sterile Processing Department
(SPD) Manager or Director with the responsibility of processing and
distribution of sterile instruments and supplies for the designated
+ The Sterile Processing Educator develops and conducts
education programs that enable staff to acquire and maintain the
knowledge, rationales, certification and skills necessary to
support operational and organizational goals.
+ Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the
scope of their license, certification, and registration and/or
+ Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and
will adhere to established policies, procedures, and practice
+ Assist manager with the training and continuing education of
employees and accepts responsibility for their growth and
+ Maintains open and active communication with the medical
staff, patient care staff, and interdepartmental staff.
+ Ensures the competency of all SPD staff and maintains
departmental education records in compliance with regulatory
+ Oversees quality and infection control initiatives for SPD.
Performs quarterly audits of employee records.
+ Develops and maintains relationships with internal and
external entities, customers, vendors and other parties for the
purposes of training, education and quality.
+ Participates in orientation of new hospital personnel
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities to ensure
the provision of and improvement upon safe and quality patient
+ Participates in supporting the organization's vision, mission
and values and adheres to Emory Healthcare Pledge.
+ Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and
objectives of Emory Healthcare.
+ High School Education Minimum 3 years Sterile Processing
Technician or Surgical Technologist in Sterile Processing;
+ Minimum 1 year experience in Sterile Processing as lead
trainer or educator.
+ Certification in Sterile Processing required.
+ Experience with computer software.
+ Must possess strong leadership skills and the ability to
prioritize and delegate assignments.
+ The ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40
pounds.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1-10 lbs. 0-33% of the work day
(occasionally), negligible 34- 66% of the workday (frequently),
negligible 67-100% of the workday (constantly). Lifting 10 lbs.
max, carrying of small articles such as dockets, ledgers, files,
small tools, occasional standing & walking, frequent sitting, close
eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands
may vary depending on assigned work area and work
tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment
conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to:
Blood-borne pathogen exposure, Bio-hazardous waste.
chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors, communicable diseases, electrical
shock, floor surfaces, hot/cold temperatures, indoor/outdoor
conditions, latex, lighting patient care/handling injuries,
radiation, shift work, travel may be required, use of personal
protective equipment, including respirators, environmental
conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work
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**Division** _St. Joseph's Hospital_
**Campus Location** _Atlanta, GA, 30342_
**Campus Location** _US-GA-Atlanta_
**Department** _SJH Sterile Processing_
**Job Type** _Regular Full-Time_
**Job Number** _58700_
**Job Category** _Clinical & Nursing Support_
**Standard Hours** _40 Hours_
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