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Sterile Processing Supervisor, Night Shift

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Category: Central Sterile Processing
Department: Central Sterile Processing Department - 625000
Position Type: Regular
Shift: Night Shift
Hours Per Week: Full time 40 hours per week
FT/PT/PD: Regular
Location: New England Baptist Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02120

Responsible for oversight and training pertaining to the proper documentation, inspection, assembly and sterilization of surgical instruments.  Operate processing equipment.  Proficient in instrument decontamination and assembly and will be aware of the sterilization methods available and which method is appropriate. 

  1. Ensures team are utilizing time efficiently by:
    1. Maximizing department downtime by taking on project/process improvement plans that are cleared or assigned by Manager.
    2. Proactively open sterile trays that may or may not be needed for the following day that are missing items where replacements/substitutes are available.
  2. Ensure all quality assurance documentation is being recorded and monitored as recommended. These quality measures will include:
    1. Steris diagnostics
    2. EPS diagnostics
    3. Steam Bowie Test
    4. Sterrad NX Maintenance
    5. Sterrad BI
    6. WasherCheck monitor
    7. OR sterilization testing
    8. Temperature and humidity tracking
    9. AED Audits
  3. Reconciles surgical cases to ensure scheduled changes are accounted for. Assures all cases are complete and scanned into tracking system for patient tracking; prioritizing workflow based on system “needs list
  4. Communicates any known issues with CSPD Manager & OR Charge Nurse.  Daily Shift reporting and handoffs with evenings upon arrival and days before departing
  5. Replenishing implants on applicable trays with in house inventory
  6. Checks in Loaners & assigns them to appropriate cases for patient level tracking
  7. Decontaminates surgical instruments according to manufacturer’s instructions or advised by CSPD Manager or Director.  Will operate all decontamination equipment including washer disinfections, ultrasonic cleaners, cart washer and washer automation.
  8. Inspects instruments after decontamination ensuring items are clean, intact, functional and accounted for. Assembles trays in a manner that ensures device sterility as well as presenting a tray that is easy for the end user to access for use. User count sheets are assembled accurately for all trays
  9. Interfaces with tracking system for all functions of processing
  10. Inspects instruments after decontamination ensuring items are clean, intact, functional and accounted for. Assembles trays in a manner that ensures device sterility as well as presenting a tray that is easy for the end user to access for use. User count sheets are assembled accurately for all trays
  11. Packages instruments according to manufacturer’s guidelines and standards. Loads sterilizer carts in a way to ensure packaged items are not punctured or compromised, load containers, and wrapped goods as recommended.
  12. Runs daily sterilizer tests.Operates sterilizer according to manufacturer’s instructions ensuring every load biological testing.
  13. Documents all contents of loads, interfaces load to tracking system, loads cycle confirming correct parameters, monitors sterilizer to tracking system information, records all pertinent information (biological, mechanical and chemical)
  14. Ensures the upkeep of all CSPD equipment, places service calls as needed to expedite repairs.
  15. Picks scheduled cases according to preference cards and review of surgical scheduler.
  16. Will mentor and provide guidance and training as needed.
  17. Unloads sterilizers ensuring items are not compromised and stores in correct location according to tracking system storage locations
  18. Contributes to staff meetings/in-services by recommending agenda items/in-service ideas
  19. Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • CRCST or CBSPD Certification
  • 3-5 year with recent and relative experience in Central Sterile Department