Coordinates the oversight of surgical instruments and supplies between the OR and Central Sterile Processing (CSP) to ensure that requested items are available and to help facilitate efficient case flow. Responsible for assisting in special projects and process improvement initiatives when needed. Promotes customer service and satisfaction through training, education, communication and resolution. Perform duties in accordance with hospital, TJC, CMMS, FDA, AORN, AAMI and other appropriate hospital and department specific policies and procedures.
Assists the Operating room staff in preparing the OR suite for surgery by verifying instrument trays are available prior to case start times.
Assists in the transportation of sterile instruments and supplies to the operating room using appropriate standards and techniques. Perform package integrity checks on all items to make sure that the package and/or wrapper is not compromised.
Keeps track of case flow during the day, monitor instrument needs and notify CSP personnel in advance of any possible addition / emergent instrument needs. Must be able to resolve issues or offer alternatives when necessary.
Assist in removing soiled case carts or un-sterile instrumentation and scopes from the operating room to be returned to CSP for processing.
Assist with planning and coordination of instrument turnarounds with the CSP staff. Help communicate to the surgical team essential instrumentation information that may affect or delay surgery start time.
Verifies the instrument needs for the next day and that they have been cleaned, wrapped, sterilized and available for use.
Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of surgical instruments and be able to identify when instruments and broken, damaged or not functioning as designed. Report these issues to the CSP management team.
Communicate to the OR coordinators suggestions related to surgeon preference card changes based upon set usage to help ensure availability.
Working with the OR staff identifies instrumentation related to tray additions and reconfigurations, building surgeon specialty sets, etc. Report recommendations to the CSP Manager.
Responds to problem calls from Surgery throughout the day as required.
Perform required daily audits of completed and post-op case carts. Provide completed audit sheets to the CSP data entry clerk.
Participates in education of health care providers related to receipt, inspection, inventory, storage & distribution of instrumentation and medical supplies in Processing, function of specialty instrumentation, problem resolution of frequently encountered instrument function issues and instrument maintenance program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school graduate or equivalent. Associates degree preferred.
Ability to read, write and comprehend the English Language.
3 Years Sterile Processing Technician experience, 5 years preferred.
Certified Sterile Processing Technician through CBSPD or IAHCSMM.
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Receiving Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Shift Begin: 5:30 AMShift End: 2:00 PM
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905036076
About DMC Receiving Hospital
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.