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Clinical Educator Sterile Processing

Job ID: 3098
Facility: Cone Health, SW-Operative Svs Admin
City: Greensboro

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Job Description

LOCATION : Cone Health, SW-Operative Svs Admin
CITY : Greensboro

JOB DETAILS:
Exempt: Yes | FTE: 1.0 (40 hours/week) | Schedule: Days | On Call: NO

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinical Educator ensures that Sterile Processing technicians, are properly trained and operating within the guidelines set forth by various industry standards and regulations including, but not limited to IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AORN, The Joint Commission, FDA, CDC, OSHA, AAMI and its customer facilities. Travels to facility sites as needed in order to conduct training.

EDUCATION:

Bachelors Required

EXPERIENCE:

2 Years' Experience required as a Surgical Technologist or Sterile Processing Technician

3 - 4 Years' Experience preferred as a Surgical Technologist or Sterile Processing Technician

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING-REQUIRED:

CRCST - Certified Central Sterile Tech

CST - Cert Surgical Technologist

Valid Driver's License

Additional information on required licensure/certification/registry/listings

Required: Sterile Processing Technician Certification CRCST or Certified Surgical Technologist Certification CST

MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:

Responsible for hands-on employee training and continuous assessments of skills and knowledge retention utilizing the Circle of Skills assessment tool in areas including decontamination, instrument tray assembly, instrument tray storage, sterilization processes and standard precautions to ensure patient safety and to minimize department pain points related to quality of performance. 10 %

Conducts orientation and training program of new employees with no central sterile processing experience including a focus on the following: • SPD certification information review • Surgical Instruments (name and function) • Standard Operating Procedures Conducts five week orientation and training program of new employees with central sterile processing experience. 10 %

Develops and maintains an education plan based on the prioritization of training needs in the account and for the development of the technicians on an individual basis. Documents all successes and barriers electronically 10 %

Maintains real time documentation of education data and adjusts the education plan or communicates with management to ensure progress is maintained and barriers are addressed. 10 %

Regularly (daily) presents training highlights and overviews/refreshers in staff department huddles/shift change meetings. Provides re-education training and communication for performance issues found in the OR and instrumentation tray audits. 10 %

Communicate with the SPD manager and documents communication at least weekly. Regularly (daily) presents training highlights and overviews/refreshers in staff department huddles/shift change meetings. Provides re-education training and communication for performance issues found in the OR and instrumentation tray audits. 10 %

Conducts initial employee assessments and trains to deficiencies noted. Conducts initial and ongoing training based on standard operating procedures initially in a group setting and then one-on-one as needed. Conducts additional training needs of facility staff and keeps facility management informed of training progress. 10 %

Adjust schedule to work with all employees on all shifts to ensure training needs are met and supported. Ability to work pre-arranged weekend, night, and evening hours. Develops and maintains a training schedule for continuing education and training for each facility based on needs and with flexibility to adjust to better address pain points of the department. 10 %

Conducts audits of staff training records to ensure compliance with governing guidelines. Ensures resources are available to meet requirements of staff certification. Maintains documentation relating to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning, delivering, and managing training and development activities. 10 %

Promotes quality assurance and performance improvement related to employee technical skills. 10 %

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
* Annual flu shot
* Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location)
* Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance
* Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)

ABOUT CONE HEALTH:
Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on. Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community. Additionally, as one of the region's largest and most comprehensive health networks, Cone Health has more than 100 locations, including six hospitals, three ambulatory care centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four urgent care centers, a retirement community, and more than 100 physician practice sites. Our tagline - "The Network for Exceptional Care" - highlights our commitment to excellence, which is shared by our more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers.

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation.
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