Under general guidance from manager, coordinates, assigns work, assists and monitors technicians in the collection, decontamination, disinfection, sterilization, storage and distribution of Equipment, Instrumentation and supplies throughout the hospital. Assists and monitors sterilization process and procedures to ensure verification documentation is complete and accurate in all parameters. Monitors and if necessary educates the Instrument Technicians in their work/tasks, to ensure completion and accuracy. Collects and maintains daily/monthly quality assurance indicators for necessary department reports manager must prepare and present to various committees. Orders specialty items for departmental use and coordinates ordering of specialty items for user departments. Following Department Education guidelines trains, and tests new Instrument Technicians in all areas. Senior Technician is required to conduct department specific in-services several times a year to all CPD staff members. Other responsibilities include coordinating, assisting and monitoring of the case cart fill process for OR, OB, special procedure and cath lab, crash carts and all specialty carts. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for monitoring consistency and accuracy in the following areas: 1.Collect, disassemble, clean, decontaminate, inspect, and reassemble instrumentation for all user departments. 2. Collect, clean, decontaminate patient care equipment from all units. Follow through with proper storage of equipment, i.e. placing on shelf, covering equipment, etc. 3. Ensures all supplies needed for required work is available. I.e. towels, washcloths, approved cleaning supplies, soap, brushes, wrappers, etc. 4.Monitors sterilization Q.A. standards and procedures in CPD, i.e. Bowie Dick test, Biological tests, Chemical indicators, ETO sterilization process/Steam process and the verification records for each sterilization cycle by instrument Technicians is accurate. 5.Reprocesses, sterilizes, and documents all instrumentation following each procedure. 6. Prioritize instrumentation for implementation to appropriate department. 7.Ensure that all sterile and non-sterile supplies, equipment and inventory are available for implementation. I.e. baby blankets, cord clamps, rubber bands, single instruments, razors, tape, safety pins, webril, etc. 8. Fill and deliver all case carts for user departments in a timely and accurate manner. 9. Fill and maintain all specialty items, i.e. crash carts, invasive line, latex free, emergency respiratory boxes and disaster carts in a timely manner. Monitors this process for instrument Technicians. Reports progress to manager. 10. Master computer skills in order to access programs used by department i.e. Orbit, Novell, Intranet, Citrix, CIS, Lawson and DMC web site. 11.When appropriate, charge equipment via CIS application. 12. Order items needed through Lawson application. 13. Order specialty appliances and equipment for requestor departments and follow through with required paper work. 14. Complies with all customer service and process improvement philosophies. Understands and follows all hospital, health, human relations, federal, state and local safety, personnel and departmental policies, procedures, laws and guidelines. Meets all licensing and or certification accreditation requirements.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee'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.
Associated topics: ascp, laboratory, medical, medical technologist, mls, molecular, sterile processing technician, technician ii, technician iii, technician lab