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Sterile Processing Tech, Lead - M-F 11am-7:30pm

Company: Duke Health
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: August 8, 2022

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 General Description of the Job Class
The Sterile Processing Technician, Lead assists the OR staff in the organization and daily function of the operating room in accordance with established federal, state, accreditation standards and facility policies and procedures. Responsible for instrument decontamination, sterile processing, instrument care, safe handling procedures and documentation related to those activities. -Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
The Sterile Processing Technician, Lead will be responsible for performing the responsibilities outlined in any/all of the categories below. -Operating Room Liaison:

  • Assists the operating room staff in preparing the O.R. suite for surgery by assisting in instrument preparation.
  • Works cooperatively with OR and Central Sterile to jointly resolve issues or develop better services for surgical implementation.
  • Supports staff by ensuring communication with Central Sterile and OR staff helps ensure all instruments are available for surgery.
  • Must be able to resolve issues or offer alternatives when necessary.
  • Facilitates action required to obtain additional instruments during surgery
  • Verifies that required instrumentation has been sterilized and is available for next-day, call or weekend cases.
  • Addresses issues in communication/procedures by proactively reviewing OR schedule and suggesting modifications to ensure clear and precise communication and actions with all affected departments.
  • Responds to problem calls from OR.
  • Transports sterilized instrumentation to the O.R. area as needed.
  • Documents and sends broken instrumentation out for repair.
  • Completes documentation as required for instrument sets, etc (Case Cart, Post Case, and Tray Audits)
  • Responds to problem calls from OR
  • Meets with and works with OR staff and surgeons as required. -Site Lead:
    • Assists in prioritizing processing of instruments and equipment for surgical procedures to facilitate turnover of cases.
    • Anticipates instrument needs for following day and assures sterile processing completion.
    • May assist the operating room staff in preparing the O.R. suite for surgery by assisting in instrument preparation.
    • Acts as HLD Specialist. Performs/assists with daily quality testing on equipment in SPD.
    • Assists supervisor in day-to-day activities to include answering phones and daily staff assignment sheet.
    • Communicates closely with staff members concerning instrument requirements and availability.
    • Verifies that required instrumentation has been sterilized and is available for next-day, call or weekend cases.
    • Documents broken instrumentation. Completes documentation as required for instrument sets, etc (Case Cart, Post Case, and Tray Audits). May assist in sending broken equipment out for repair.
    • Manages needs list for tray inventory
    • Makes sure bio's are processed and ready in a timely manner -SPM/Quality Auditor:
      • Verify sterilization documentation for accuracy.
      • Track and monitor IUSS loads and documentation.
      • Track and monitor tray errors.
      • Check in vendor trays for the next day cases.
      • Aids with exporting Quality Events for reporting.
      • Maintains SPM tracking system which includes by not limited to: updates instrumentation, create new products, update count sheets.
      • Aids in completing in services for new products or processes.
      • Aids in locating trays to place new inventory received.
      • Liaison between the Clinic Leads and Sterile Processing to ensure instrument inventory is accurate -Preceptor:
        • Orients and mentors new staff.
        • Shares knowledge with co-workers through open communication and continuous upgrading of skills.
        • Conducts random audits on trays assembled by new staff.
        • Conducts first stage re-education with techs on tray errors.
        • Performs real time in-services with SPD staff.
        • Performs Sterile Processing Technician job responsibilities when needed.
        • Serves as a resource by guiding new and current team members to appropriate. resource materials
        • Assist with annual competency checklist. -All roles:
          • Provides a safe environment for patients and staff through identifying/ correcting/reporting health and safety hazards.
          • Performs special projects.
          • May assist Supervisor with department supply orders to include participating in facilitating timely ordering of instrumentation, supplies and implants.
          • Willingly accepts assignments and performs effectively on a daily basis. Always communicates in a professional manner.
          • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the application/use of instr

Keywords: Duke Health, Raleigh , Sterile Processing Tech, Lead - M-F 11am-7:30pm, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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