Passionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference in healthcare. SpecialtyCare sterile processing teams play a vital role in the health and well-being of our patients. By tracking and sterilizing vital surgical instruments, we reduce the risk of infection, lost instruments, incomplete trays, and surgeon frustration. Our Educators work in conjunction with the management team to ensure proper training for the sterile processing team. Our certified technicians provide the expertise, quality control, and strict regulatory compliance to keep the operating room running smoothly. Our SPM supervisors and managers are also instrumental in overseeing operations, conducting in-service training, and working with hospital administrators and staff to find and implement efficiencies that provide on-time service delivery, reduce costs, and ensure patient safety. Job Summary As the Sterile Processing Educator you are responsible for education and quality assessments of the hospital's Sterile Processing Program according to IAHCSMM, CSBSPD and AAMI guidelines. You will work with the Supervisors and Managers to maintain consistent high standards in the training and education process of Sterile Processing Technicians to assure that the department will meet or exceed Joint Commissions/HFAP requirements. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Assures that the standards of operation of the department comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the state Department of Health, Joint Commission and others.
Provides a comprehensive departmental orientation to all new personnel and required training to all staff on an ongoing basis.
Develops and implements departmental performance improvement activities and assures ongoing staff participation.
Maintains continued education in the field of Central Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars. Provides instructions and in-service in new products, procedures and equipment in a manner that will identify and prevent resource loss and maintain safety.
Participates as an active member of hospital committees as assigned.
Provides training and education to staff to prepare them for the national certification examinations.
Provides instructions and in-service in new products, procedures and equipment in a manner that will identify and prevent resource loss and maintain safety.
Requirements Associate’s Degree or equivalent, preferred.
Three years of experience as an Educator or equivalent sterile processing management experience.
CRCST certification or CBSPDS certification required.
Must have the ability to teach and have demonstrated ability in written and oral communications and interpersonal skills.
Physicians and hospitals should always have the best possible means to ensure the most positive patient outcomes, while being able to maintain their own financial health and success. To help our customers achieve this, we are committed to delivering exceptional care outcomes, patient safety, and financial results in over 1,000 hospitals and health systems, supporting 13,000 physicians during 350,0...00+ procedures annually. This makes us the market leader in perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring, and the industry’s choice for autotransfusion, sterile processing management, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support. In addition to nearly 1,400 clinicians providing superior quality care at the local level, our national presence gives our medical department access to extensive, unmatched clinical data for conducting research to identify trends, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and foster innovation that maximizes patient outcomes while minimizing costs. We hold accreditation in Surgical Ambulatory Healthcare and certification in Healthcare Staffing Services from The Joint Commission. By leveraging the rigor of these programs, our extensive experience, and our own university—which includes a fully equipped OR for training—we develop expertise beyond industry requirements so that surgical teams can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence, always.