MD Anderson Cancer Center HLD & Sterilization Educator in Houston, Texas
Ideal candidate will have five years hospital-based sterile processing experience to include 2 years quality and education training experience.
The Educator, High Level Disinfection and Sterilization is a position within a section of the Department of Infectious Disease that provides support to the entire institution and has oversight for quality and education related to High Level Disinfectant and Sterile Processing throughout the institution. The role includes assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating education and training of the staff performing High Level Disinfectant and/or Sterile Processing. Ensuring professional development, maintaining competencies, as well as coordinating the research and evaluation on new products, equipment and standards.
Education Resource Responsible for implementation of new employee departmental orientation; responsible for ongoing staff competencies validations; schedules staff educational in-services; develop and maintain departmental procedures and guidelines; maintains departmental education records in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Quality Provides quality assurance monitoring program; performs audits of processes and maintains records. Stays abreast of regulations, standards and guidelines consistent with AORN, AAMI, The Joint Commission, CMS, CDC, OSHA, and FDA requirements as well as the hospital's policies and procedures. Represents Sterile Processing through consultation on interdepartmental and interdisciplinary committees and task forces.
Other Acts or performs functions of Sterile Processing as needed, independently, works proficiently without supervision in all aspects of sterile processing to include the decontamination, preparation packaging sterilization sterile storage and high level disinfection while adhering to policies and procedures. Operates and trouble shoots the equipment specific to Sterile Processing but not limited to steam, eto, low temperature, automatic endoscope reprocessor, cart washer, washer/disinfector, ultrasonic cleaner, heat sealers, storage carousel as well as variety of testing devices.
Participates in staff and self-development meeting/in services training.
Proficiency in utilization of instrumentation tracking system.
Must be customer service oriented and demonstrate customer service.
Participates in at least one process performance initiative.
Participates in at least two approved educational classes/seminar.
Maintains professional competences and certifications.
Required: Bachelor's degree. Five years hospital-based sterile processing experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.
One of the following: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM). Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM). Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM). Certified Healthcare Leadership (CHL) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM). Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Sterile Processing Management (CSPM) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Surgical Instrument Specialist (CSIS) by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Preferred Experience: Five years hospital-based sterile processing experience to include 2 years quality and education training experience.
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Requisition ID: 129238
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Work Week: Days
Fund Type: Hard
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200