Positions are available for day, evening, and night shifts
GENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT
Responsible for the smooth operation of all functional areas of Central Processing Department. This includes setting work assignments, quality and infection control, interpretation of procedures, disciplining and counseling of employees, and inventory control of all processed supplies.
1. Interview potential applicants; present recommendations for hire to Operations Manager.
2. Counsel, discipline, and evaluate job performance of technical staff.
3. Make out monthly time schedule and daily assignments for technical staff.
4. Direct weekly staff meetings and participate in weekly management meetings.
5. Coordinate the orientation program with the CPD Trainer of new employees and participate in the continuing education program for the department.
6. Monitor in service program; take attendance, participate in question and answer period, etc.
7. Document quality control on various areas of the department. Maintain quality control records.
8. Maintain staff absentee records.
9. Oversee routine maintenance and operation of sterilization equipment.
10. Utilize computer to select appropriate printout for surgical procedures; sound judgment in selecting correct procedure is crucial.
11. Interact with the Housekeeping Department to ensure the smooth function of housekeeping responsibilities to CPD.
12. Monitor Case cart, OR rotation program, i.e. accompanies technician to OR.
13. Work on special projects as assigned by Director/Operations Manager, i.e. cost comparison studies, and adjustment of inventory par levels.
14. Requisition daily supplies.
15. Responsible for writing reports of shift activity to ensure smooth flow of information.
Perform the duties of a Processing Technician as required, i.e. picking Case Carts, cleaning soiled instruments, wrapping, dating, and sterilizing equipment.
Monitor departmental communication book, i.e. documents changes in daily procedures.
Interact with nursing personnel, and unit coordinators regarding availability and procurement of supplies and instrumentation.
Participates as assigned in Hospital Education and Training Program
Works within hospital and department policies relating to hospital safety and infection control.
Generates instrument priority list from prepared OR schedule for following Day Surgery
High School graduate or GED
Central Processing Certification Required
Registration or certification in surgical instrumentation or Central Processing.
At least two years’ experience in an Operating Room or Central Supply with demonstrated leadership ability.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to think quickly and use sound judgment.
Strong interpersonal relation skills.
Ability to work well under extreme pressure and stress.
Ability to delegate responsibility. Ability to establish job priorities.
Knowledge of sterilization techniques and procedures. Knowledge of inventory systems and storeroom procedures.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/JOB CONDITIONS
The job involves a large amount of walking and standing. It also involves routine lifting of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The job involves routine contact with caustic materials used in cleaning and disinfection of infectious materials, pressured steam equipment, and Ethylene Oxide, which is regulated by the EPA.
There is a high level of noise, heat, and humidity due to the sterilization process.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
Internal Number: 3159943
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