Lead Certified Sterile Processing Tech Full Time Days Dade City at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Dade City, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
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  • Job Family
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City

Job Description


Full Time Lead Sterile Processing Tech at AdventHealth Dade City

Location Address: 13100 Fort King Rd, Dade City, FL 33525

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Dade City

  • AH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018

  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades

  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission 

Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time Days, 40 hours per week

You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Assesses adherence to principles of asepsis through inspection of materials and techniques utilized by technicians in performing job duties.
  • Accountable for staff training, orientation and education to ensure staff are provided consistent information and training in order to full fill their job duties and follow government regulations, AAMI standards and MRMC Policy to ensure patient safety.
  • Observes and oversees all aspects of reprocessing surgical trays to ensure all processes comply with government regulations and AAMI standards.
  • Contributes to department cleanliness, organization, productivity and safety by keeping all instruments and supplies are kept in designated location.
  • Utilizes Microsystems SPM computer program to track instruments, document effective time management/productivity and Q.A. data for department records.  Monitors surgical case schedule and assures adequate staffing and instrumentation is available to meet daily customer needs.
  • Serves as a resource expert and mentor for less experienced Sterile Processing staff.
  • Assesses the department's activities and the performance of technicians and provides direction as required/needed.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits required reports.
  • Performs and monitors specific quality improvement audits, standards.
  • Monitors Instructions for Use (IFU) on all instruments and equipment in SPD.
  • Assembles instrument trays and equipment in accordance with established department procedures.
  • Assists in selection and requisitioning of supplies, instruments, and equipment by participating in research, in an effort to provide the most suitable material available as directed by Corporate Compliance.
  • Cleans instruments and equipment in accordance with established procedures.
  • Delegates responsibilities with fairness and equality.
  • Demonstrates and understands principles of infection control.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy and goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding of safety policies and procedures.
  • Directs collection, receiving, processing, storing and distribution of equipment and instruments required by all departments.
  • Inspects and maintains instruments and equipment.
  • Interacts with units needing Sterile Processing services.
  • Performs inventory maintenance for code blue cart exchanges in conjunction with pharmacy.
  • Maintains adequate work flow and assists in preparation of work schedule with OR Manager/Charge Nurse.
  • Maintains sterilization records.
  • Operates and monitors Sterrad, Endoscopy Cleaners, Steam Sterilizers, Steris Machines, Heat Sealers, Instruments for trays, and department computer.
  • Assists in problem solving as required/needed.
  • Maintains a safe physical environment.
  • Responsible for personal professional development.
  • Tests the Steam, Sterrad and Steris sterilizers in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Works effectively with others.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Monitors workload to ensure that all trays are processed to accommodate schedule.  Performs quality assurance tests on sterilizers, interprets test results for 100% compliance and takes indicated actions. Maintains test records as required by DNV.
  • Informs manager of instrument needs.  Acts as customer service support to locate misplaced items or resolve instrumentation discrepancies.  
  • Ensures adequate instrumentation maintained for patient care.  Ensures the maintenance of adequate production supplies.  Communicates addition of new or replacement instruments to coworkers.
  • Rotates through all work positions to maintain knowledge and technical abilities.
  • Demonstrates respect for coworkers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.  Complies with organizational policies.  Maintains a professional appearance and adheres to Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel dress standards.
  • Assists in interviewing applicants.  Acts as a preceptor for orientation.  Provides feedback to employees and manager for performance improvement.  Supervises daily performance of employees.
  • Utilizes computer system to order production supplies.  Reviews incomplete instrument sets daily to order or find missing items.  Maintains adequate supply inventory.
  • Flexes staffing in response to surgical volume.  Suggests alternative staffing plans that make effective use of available FTEs.
  • Utilizes consistent documentation in tray preparation.  Identifies and corrects documentation by coworkers that may affect customer use.
  • Serves as a role model for a clean and uncluttered environment.  Reports equipment concerns promptly and encourages coworkers to do the same.
  • Serves as a role model that follows through on assignments.  Is observed teaching coworkers about processing methods for unfamiliar trays.  Supervises the receipt and communication of new instrumentation or items to staff.
  • Completes mandatory education.  Completes a minimum of 3 self-study programs annually.  Maintains annual education.  Demonstrates knowledge through orientation and in-service planning.
  • Identifies staff learning needs through supervision of activities.  Plans and delivers information to promote staff education.
  • On-going completion of educational requirements to maintain CRCST certification.

What You Will Need:

  • Knowledge of all Central Sterile equipment and supplies.
  • Knowledge of all instrumentation and processing procedures.
  • Able to articulate the IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) Standards and Guidelines.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills and inventory control.
  • Ability to follow and communicate written or verbal instructions accurately.
  • Capable of lifting 35 lbs. independently.
  • Prolonged standing.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
  • Strong background in all areas of Central Supply.
  • Ability to communicate information accurately and timely. 
  • Ability to effectively train new staff in department job responsibilities and protocols.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate inventory management.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for OR for instrument issues.
  • High School diploma or equivalent upon hire
  • Successful completion of an approved central service technician course or competency certification through national organization (IAHCSMM or NICHSPDP/CBSPD) upon hire
  • Three (3) years of experience as Central Sterile Processing Technician upon hire
  • One to two years of experience in processing and sterilization upon hire
  • One year in a lead or supervisory capacity or equivalent experience upon hire
  • Current Certified Surgical Tech would be considered based on SPD experience and knowledge.
  • Previous management skills preferred.
  • Current Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certificate upon hire
  • Current American Heart Association BLS upon hire
  • 1 hour Hip and Knee Replacement education within 6 months of hire date, then annually
  • Daily Operations of SPD unit
  • Staff assignments
  • Daily management of SPD Instrumentation needs.

Job Summary:

The Lead Tech in Sterile Processing is responsible for organizing, prioritizing, and monitoring the daily workflow and activities of all technicians in the Central Sterile Supply areas.  Included in this responsibility is the accountability for quality control, instrument maintenance and following and adhering to all accrediting bodies standards which include federal, state and local regulations pertaining to accreditation and documentation required for compliance. The Lead Tech will monitor and coordinate with the Manager to maintain staffing levels, monitor sterilization needs and, and patterns on a daily basis.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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