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Sterile Processing Department Coordinator

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

The SPD Coordinator is responsible for the department in the absence of the Supervisor. He/She assists in the following: supervising, directing, orienting, evaluating, teaching, infection control, quality control, inventory control, safety and in-service education. Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and controlling O.R. projects, procedural changes and process improvement initiatives. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates all -SPD projects, communicates and works closely with the Operating Room, i.e. - supplies, new instruments, procedures.
Assumes responsibility for and supervision of the department in the absence of the Supervisor.
Problem-solves within the department and hospital-wide in matters related to the activities of the department.
Participates in the orientation of new employees and assists in the supervision and teaching of new and current employees. - Provides input into employee evaluations.
Maintains required records, keeps them current and gathers data.
Updates the SPD computer program, i.e. new items, price changes, deletions, etc.
Ensures audits are performed as requested.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Standing for up to 4 hours, up to 1 hour at a time. - Walking for up to 4 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. - Sitting for up to 3 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. - Frequently uses fingers and hands for data entry, assembling instrument trays, picking items for case carts, etc. - Occasionally pushes or pulls carts weighing up to 150 lbs. - Occasionally uses upper extremities to lift up to 25 lbs. - Seeing as it relates to general vision, near vision, peripheral vision (must be able to detect defects such as nicks, burrs, etc., in instruments). - Hearing ability sufficient to hear above noise level of operating equipment (sterilizers) and hear alarms, telephone, etc.
EDUCATION:
High School graduate or equivalent. - Technician Certification (CBSPD or IAHCSMM) through a National Sterile Processing Program to be attained within 1 year.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of - 3-5 years as an SPD Technician required. - - Additional courses in surgical procedures and technique of sterilization is preferred.

Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Sterile Processing Department Coordinator, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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