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Sterile Process Clinical Coordinator, Baltimore, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Sterile Process Clinical Coordinator
Full-Time - Rotating 7p-7a; Weekends, Rotating Holidays
Baltimore, MD

Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world class 800-bed, Magnet designated Academic Medical Center.

We are looking for talented professionals to join our team at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Establishes all guidelines for the processing and sterilization of surgical instrumentation and supplies for perioperative services with supervision by assigned Perioperative Services Manager or designee. In addition to providing direct operational supervision, this position serves as a liaison between perioperative service staff members and physicians to assist in the management of instrument/tray acquisition and promote adherence to established policies and procedures as they relate to sterilization practices.

  • Assists in the incorporation of standards into a comprehensive developmental quality assurance program.
  • Assists in monitoring of department staff training and orientation. Ensures all staff are knowledgeable as to applicable standards, procedures and safety requirements.
  • Provides direct clinical supervision of activities performed by Sterile Processing Staff.
  • Communicates with the Perioperative Management Team, Service Line Coordinators, physicians and staff members to ensure that all sterile processing and instrument tray management practices are meeting customer needs.
  • In coordination with the Perioperative Management Team, assists with the maintenance, inventory, and implementation of newly acquired and existing instrument trays/sets, instruments, and supplies. Collaboratively works with the appropriate perioperative staff to maintain accurate instrument count sheets and make revisions as necessary.
  • Ensures that the policies and procedures as they relate to decontamination, disinfection and sterilization of instruments are maintained appropriately and are consistent with the standard of care. Assists with the collection of quality control indicators as it relates to perioperative customer services, staff productivity, and infection control.
  • Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with perioperative staff and physicians.
  • Assists with and/or coordinates educational programs designed for the development and implementation of newly acquired instrumentation and sterilization processes. Acts as a vital resource link between the sterile processing and perioperative staff to enhance communication regarding new practices, programs, and sterile processing issues.
  • Provides input for clinical product evaluations with regard to benefit versus cost.
  • Provides input and assists department Management with employee performance evaluations.
  • Assists with the ongoing education of new and existing sterile processing staff via staff meetings, in-services and orientation in collaboration with department Management.
  • Maintains current knowledge and awareness in the field of surgical instrumentation and processing services by participating in educational and informational programs.
  • Assists with and offers support for future processing services from all corporate entities, including incorporation of implants, endoscopes, and case cart programs.
  • Supports all corporate entities as a vital clinical resource regarding sterile processing services.
  • Performs sterile processing activities during periods of staffing shortages as required.
As a Team Member at UMMC, you'll experience:
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans and more!
  • A highly competitive wage scale: Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against to market standards.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year for your graduate degree.
Located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, you won't find a more vibrant place to work!

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Certification as Surgical Technologist or Central Sterile Processing Tech.
  • Minimum of five years' experience in OR or CSP service delivery. Three years supervisory experience within the CSP environment preferred.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required, Associates degree in surgical technology or equivalent preferred
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills from within a Central Sterile Processing, Perioperative Services or similar environment.
  • Proficient computer skills including knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with both co-workers and subordinates to problem solve.
  • Ability to stand and walk approximately 30% of the time during an eight hour shift. Ability to lift 50 pounds and push carts weighing over 200 pounds.
  • Familiarity with AORN and IAHCSM infection control and sterility standards.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center