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Educator & QA, Sterile Processing - Galveston

Company: UTMB HEALTH
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:
The Educator and Quality Assurance Specialist for the Sterile Processing Department work to promote the development of a motivated and cohesive team and supports educational strategies to enhance staff knowledge regarding processing practices and service delivery. Supporting the Central Sterile Reprocessing operations and ensuring compliance and standardization, the Educator/QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring and improving the processes used at the University of Texas Medical Branch Sterile Processing Department. This role will also have the responsibility to audit High-Level Disinfection procedures within the department to ensure that all policies and best practices regarding instrument reprocessing and sterilization are being followed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Develops and implements a comprehensive orientation and education program for Sterile Processing staff.
* Conducts and incorporates an annual needs assessment for the competency of staff.
* Coordinates education/in-service schedules for Sterile Processing staff.
* Serves as a liaison between institutional departments and local area groups to assess operational educational needs.
* Participates in collaborative interdepartmental approaches to develop and enhance an integrated system of care, as appropriate.
* Assists with the coordination of all joint operations for the program with both internal and external sources. Works with other campus departments to establish collaborative programs.
* Works with department manager to establish quality standards and practices.
* Maintains the quality assurance and performance standards programs.
* Assists the departmental Manager in identifying and evaluating the need for new equipment, supplies, communication services, and information services for all areas of the program.
* Utilizes Incident Reporting system for trending areas in need of improvement. Follows up on incident report communications.

REQUIRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Associate's Degree in Business, Management, or related Healthcare field. Four years of related experience with a background in Instrument Processing. Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) (IAHCSMM) is required.
PREFERRED EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: Five years of recent experience in the Sterile Processing or Operating Room Basic Cardiopulmonary (CPR) Certification, Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) (IAHCSMM), Certification, CHL International Association for Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) and Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS).

Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Keywords: UTMB HEALTH, Galveston , Educator & QA, Sterile Processing - Galveston, Other , Galveston, Texas

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