Job Description

Job Title: Equipment Central Sterile Coordinator
Job ID: 41158858
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: South Hills Surgery Ctr.
Location: 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park PA 15102

Description

Purpose:
Coordinate all equipment and central sterile responsibilities for the operating rooms and central sterile department of the Surgery Center to facilitate case flow.

Responsibilities:
  • Communicate appropriately with all coworkers.
  • N/A
  • Share information and communicates in an assertive manner.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the impact of his/her behavior on the efficient functioning of the department/organization.
  • Coordinate special projects to ensure both the operating room and central sterile areas function in a cost-effective, efficient manner.
  • Reports pertinent patient care and unit observations to the department manager.
  • Responsible for daily and weekly cleaning of central sterile department.
  • Responsible for all log books containing autoclave, biological, and chemical indicator records.
  • Perform all other duties or assignments as directed, and in a timely and productive manner.
  • Seek out appropriate nursing, physician or other health team intervention
  • Responsible for the care, cleaning, and maintenance of all specialty equipment, including, but not limited to, lasers, video towers, microscopes, positioning supplies.
  • Responsible for maintaining a positive and helpful attitude during all interactions in the workplace.
  • Maintain an environment conducive to patient safety.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sterilization and decontamination practices.
  • Responsible for the cleaning, decontamination, and sterilizing of all surgical instruments.
  • Troubleshoot and perform minimal maintenance on autoclaves and other machines.
  • Responsible for the training and orientation of new staff members.
  • Suggest and support changes within the department/organization.
  • Responsible for wrapping and packaging all sterile instruments.
  • Coordinate following days schedule for equipment utilization and provides necessary equipment to the appropriate rooms.
  • Responsible for the care/cleaning/processing/retrieval and return of all instruments between cases.
  • Assist the specialty nurses with the set-up and ordering of instrument trays.
  • Complies with all departmental and organizational attendance and tardiness standards.
  • Communicate with manager and Biotronics personnel regarding all equipment maintenance.
  • Flexible in assignments is able to change focus to meet the immediate needs of the unit.
  • Interact with various members of the health care team to meet immediate and specific patient care needs.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Coordinate the ordering of instruments and supplies to ensure adequate par levels are maintained.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Responsible for the cleaning and decontamination of all instruments and trays for all surgical cases in all four operating rooms throughout the day, ensuring each room has the required instrumentation.
  • Maintain special order supplies and stocks all items.
  • Perform work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Follow standard precautions at all times.
  • Responsible for the implementation and preparation of new instruments and instrument trays.
  • Responsible for instrument repair and tracking logs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of assembly procedures with instruments trays for all surgical services.
  • Responsible for daily autoclave and Steris biological and chemical indicator testing and results.
  • Provide manager with daily information regarding any broken instruments or incomplete trays.
  • Alert co-workers of departure and destination when activities require leaving the department.
  • Responsible for maintaining awareness of any change in department or hospital policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a role model of Service Excellence.
  • Adhere to the basics of Service Excellence in all interactions with clients and coworkers.
  • Request assistance as needed in planning and prioritizing activities.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of all equipment.
  • Ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department/individual.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent.Surgical support related experience is preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $13.94 to $21.26 / hour

    Union Position: No

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