Sterile Processing Tech Lead - Duke Raleigh Hospital - 40 hrs/week, Second Shift

Job description

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

The Sterile Processing Technician, Lead as siststhe OR staff in theorganization and daily function of the operating roomin accordance withestablished federal, state, accreditation standar dsand facilitypolicies and procedures. Responsible for instrument decont amination,sterile processing, instrument care, safe handling procedures anddocumentation related to those activities.

Work Performed

The Sterile Processing Technician, Lead will be responsible forperforming the responsibilities outlined in any/all of the categoriesbelo w.Operating Room Liaison:Assists the operating room staff in preparing t heO.R. suite for surgeryby assisting in instrument preparation.Works coo peratively with OR and Central Sterile to jointly resolveissues or devel opbetter services for surgical implementation.Supports staff by ensuring communication with Central Sterile and ORstaff helps ensure all instrume nts are available for surgery.Must be able to resolve issues or offer al ternatives when necessary.Facilitates action required to obtainadditiona linstruments duringsurgeryVerifies that required instrumentation has bee n sterilized and isavailable for next-day, call or weekend cases.Address es issues in communication/procedures by proactively reviewing ORschedul e and suggesting modifications to ensure clear and precisecommunicationa nd actions with all affected departments.Responds to problem calls fromO R.Transports sterilized instrumentation to the O.R. area as needed.Docum ents and sends broken instrumentation out for repair.Completes documenta tion as required for instrument sets, etc (Case Cart,Post Case, andTray Audits)Responds to problem calls from ORMeets with and works with OR sta ff and surgeons as required.Site Lead:Assists in prioritizing processing of instruments and equipment forsurgical procedures to facilitateturnov er of cases.Anticipates instrument needs for following day and assuresst erileprocessing completion.May assist the operating room staff inprepari ng the O.R. suite forsurgery by assisting in instrument preparation.Acts as HLD Specialist. Performs/assists with daily quality testingonequipme nt in SPD.Assists supervisor in day-to-day activities to include answeri ng phonesand daily staff assignmentsheet.Communicates closelywith staff members concerning instrumentrequirements and availability.Verifiesthat required instrumentation has been sterilized and isavailablefor next-da y, call or weekend cases.Documents broken instrumentation. Completesdocu mentation as requiredfor instrument sets, etc (Case Cart, Post Case, and Tray Audits). Mayassist in sending broken equipment out for repair.Mana ges needs list for tray inventoryMakes sure bio's are processed andready in a timely mannerSPM/Quality Auditor:Verify sterilization documentatio n foraccuracy.Track and monitorIUSS loads anddocumentation.Trackand mon itor tray errors.Check in vendor trays for the next daycases.Aids with e xporting Quality Events for reporting.Maintains SPM tracking system whic h includes by not limited to: updatesinstrumentation,create newproducts, update count sheets.Aids in completing in servicesfor new products or p rocesses.Aids in locating trays to place new inventory received.Liaison between the Clinic Leads and Sterile Processing toensureinstrument inven tory is accuratePreceptor:Orients and mentors newstaff.Shares knowledge with co-workers through open communication andcontinuous upgrading of sk ills.Conducts random audits on trays assembled bynew staff.Conducts firs t stage re-education with techs on tray errors.Performs real time in-ser vices with SPD staff.Performs Sterile ProcessingTechnician jobresponsibi lities when needed.Serves as aresource by guiding newand current team me mberstoappropriate. resource materialsAssist with annual competency che cklist.All roles:Provides a safe environmentfor patients andstaff throug h identifying/correcting/reporting healthand safety hazards.Performs spe cial projects.May assist Supervisor withdepartment supply orders to incl udeparticipating in facilitating timelyordering of instrumentation,suppl ies and implants.Willingly accepts assignments and performseffectively o n a daily basis.Always communicates ina professional manner.Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the application/use ofinstrumentation.Fo llows standard precautions using PPEas required.Serves as aprofessional role model to staff.Provides positive leadership.Applies and enforces re gulations, standards, and hospitalpolicy andprocedures pertaining to all areasof sterile processing.Maintains knowledge of operation of all equ ipment in sterileprocessingand reports malfunctions to appropriate perso nnel immediately.Responds in a timely manner via phone, text and email a s needed andperforms needed follow up.Functions in SPD duties on an as n eeded bases, including but not limitedto assembly, sterilization, and de contamination of instrument traysforORsMay cover areas inSupervisor's ab sence.Performs other related duties incidental to the work described her ein.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of hum an anatomy and medical terminology.Knowledge and understanding of a vari ety of OR procedures' surgicalinstruments including working parts and pr oper inspection.Aptitude for troubleshooting in a high-paced environment .

Level Characteristics


Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or Equivalent Employees hired into this job code before 2/18/19 are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent


2 years as a Sterile Processing Technician required.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

Certification required as CSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST(IAHCSMM). Additional certification preferred in at least one of the areas below: Sterile Processing Management - C.S.P.M or Healthcare Leadership - CHL Sterile Processing Department Technician - C.S.P.D.T or Registered Central Service Technician - CRCST Certified Surgical Instrument Specialist - C.S.I.S or Instrument Specialist - CIS Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (GI Scope) - C.F.E.R or Endoscope Reprocessor - CER

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Posted: 5/3/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time