Penn State Health Sterile Processing OR Liaison - Sterile Processing in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Evening

Hours: 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

JOB SUMMARY:

Coordinates and oversees daily activities between the Operating Room (OR) and Central Sterile Services Department (CSS) to facilitate efficient case flow. Responsible for assisting in projects and process improvement initiatives in compliance with Policies & Procedures, Goals and Objectives and Expectations. Promotes customer service and satisfaction through training, education, and resolution of Staff and Physician issues and concerns. Must maintain knowledge of cleaning, assembling, packaging and sterilizing of all instruments and equipment according to the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD), the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) current standards. Incumbents are also accountable for demonstrating awareness of personal and work area safety at all times; using evidence-based practices (EBP) and complying with facility safety policies and procedures in carrying out duties including those for blood borne pathogens and communicable diseases and; keeping knowledge current on aseptic techniques and basic microbiology sufficient to understand the ways diseases and infections are transmitted and the importance of clean and sterile supplies in patient care; attending training in new and improved sterilization practices and developments in the microbiology, bacteriology, and therapeutic practices as they affect the sterile supply operation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in Surgical Technology or Certified Surgical Technologist required

3 years of experience in sterile processing or as operating scrub required

Sterile Processing Technician Certification CBSPD/CRCST required

CIS or CHL Certification required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

Ability to work well within a team environment: by accepting and offering honest and constructive feedback; by supporting team goals and encouraging other team members; and by collaborating with patient care team members to consolidate work, solve problems, create new methods, and/or reduce costs.

Good oral and written communication skills

Good computer skills

Ability to read, comprehend and follow simple verbal instructions

Ability to perform basic arithmetic (add, subtract, multiply and divide, including decimals and fractions)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Thorough knowledge of Endo instrumentation function and maintenance preferred

Associates degree preferred

Previous supervisory experience preferred

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained