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Sterile Processing Department Instrument Coordinator

Company: Emory University Hospital
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The shift for this position is 8a-4:30p

Job Description:

  • Responsible for managing system budget related to instruments.
  • Ensures solid communications related to budget adherence to entity requirements.
  • Includes proposing budget modifications to entity for inventory replacements and additional inventory needs.
  • Designs and implements system plan to manage instrumentation, device, and product purchasing and inventory.
  • Manages system instrument and device repair and maintenance program.
  • Provides onsite support and communication to system entities on efforts to provide cost savings to the hospital by ensuring all surgical tools are functioning properly for their intended purpose.
  • Collaborates with entity and system leaders to standardize instrument trays across EHC where applicable.
  • Collaborates with the System and entity leaders to achieve standardization in count sheets, preference cards, tray reconfigurations, and inventory lists; designs and implements related process implements plans.
  • Serves as system resource to review and reset appropriate care and handling processes.
  • Serves as system leader for maintenance and updates to instrument tracking system (when applicable/assigned).
  • Ensure regulatory readiness through support and maintenance of required sterilization assurance materials and supplies for departmental needs.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of sterilization policy and procedures.
  • Assists in evaluating various products, supplies and equipment pertinent to designated service line(s) instrument trays.
  • Coordinates site specific semiannual tray review with service line leaders and physicians in the operating room.
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the principles of sterile technique and infection control; practices appropriate procedures to maintain a sterile environment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certified as a surgical technologist or sterile processing technician required.
  • Four years surgical technologist or sterile processing technician experience required.
  • Must maintain valid Driver's License and vehicle insurance to meet travel requirements.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs.; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs., 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs., 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs. max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs.; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional 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, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Keywords: Emory University Hospital, Atlanta , Sterile Processing Department Instrument Coordinator, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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