Sterile Processing Educator - Geisinger Medical Center
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-18833
The Sterile Processing Educator works independently and collaboratively with department managers to coordinate the orientation process and provide in the department and on-the-unit education of new equipment products and procedures. Develops and provides department and unit-based educational programs regarding proper decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization methods.
Coordinates the orientation process through an active involvement with orientee and preceptor.
Collaborates with management team in selection of preceptor.
Coordinates schedules for required classes with preceptor.
Assesses progress of orientation by follow-up with orientee and preceptor.
Identifies educational needs, assists with plan development to meet needs.
Provides support of preceptor throughout orientation process.
Functions as a mentor.
Provides ongoing education based on individual department needs, staff request and management request.
Provides ongoing education of proper technique for decontamination, disinfection, and sterilization to clinics and inpatient units based on individual unit needs, staff request and management request.
Assists staff with education of new equipment and instrumentation, products, procedures and handling emergencies.
Facilitates, supports and provides required education by identifying and communicating relevant in-services.
Monitors individual compliance of required elements.
Fosters growth of individual staff members through mentoring.
Establishes educational opportunities for all staff through workshops, computer based programs, articles and videos.
Collaborates with department management team to foster department growth, identify educational needs and develop plans related to process improvement.
Coordinates annual staff competency assessment.
Participates in performance improvement activities.
Instrument Asset Management System duties Manages all Instrument Asset Management System information including: User information, Security levels, Sterilization documentation, Instrument Set Lists, Item catalog, System images, Repair and Maintenance, and inventory levels.
Coordinates system information with Operating Room and Purchasing systems as appropriate.
Manages individual instrument and set labeling.
Produces reports on an ad hoc and periodic basis.
Manages implementation of system upgrades.
Communicates with Information Technology department.
Assists with hardware and software support.
Creates and distributes system documentation.
Manages end-user training.
Delegates system duties appropriately in conjunction with Central Sterile and Operating Room management.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
This Sterile Processing Educator position is mainly day shift. Coverage of other shifts as needed to meet the needs of the trainees in this 24 hour operational department. Certification as a Sterile Processing Technician and at least 3 years of Sterile Processing experience required. If you are organized, create efficiency, reduce operational costs, and have a passion for training, teaching, mentoring, Join our Sterile Processing Team!
We're proud to offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, prescription drug, vision and dental coverage
Family Support (Fertility and Adoption Support)
Employer contribution to your retirement plan
Tuition assistance (part time and full time roles only)
Generous paid time off packages that allows you to take the time you need to travel, rest, and care for and reconnect with friends and family.
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated and experienced nursing leaders
Paid Military Leave
Community Involvement through our Employee Resources Groups
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required), Minimum of 1 year-Managerial/Supervisory (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Sterile Processing Technician - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.