To lead the operations of a shift within the Sterile Processing Department. Oversees staff to meet the production goals of the Department while assuring policy and procedures are maintained according to established guidelines. Serves as liaison and resource for staff and customers regarding sterilization, processing of surgical instruments, and sterile instrument storage. Participates in the Christiana Care Health System Focus on Excellence programs and departmental performance improvement issues. (This is a working Lead Technician position.)
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in training and orientation of Sterile Processing Technicians.
Mentors and train peers to achieve department goals and organizations vision.
Has an understanding of and conforms to standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, clean, inspect, assemble, package, sterile, store and distribute items and instrumentation within applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including Joint Commission.
Follows CCHS Safety and Infection Prevention guidelines Maintains patient confidentiality.
Prepares production report of activities as necessary, and appraises Supervisor of issues and needs. Can serve in the supervisors role as needed, assuring staffing levels are maintained and productivity issues are addressed.
Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for specific shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the supervisor.
Assures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains instruments and processing supply inventory. Serves as a resource for staff.
Evaluates the performance of the Sterile Processing Staff and recommends disciplinary actions as deemed necessary.
Consistently demonstrates required competencies. Serves as a role model for SPD staff, embracing diversity within the department.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Evening shift - 3:00pm - 11:30pm
Some weekends and rotating holidays
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or GED with some college or college level courses desired.
Three years experience in a Sterile Processing Department with one year in a lead, charge or supervisory role.
Experience with inventory control, personnel management, purchasing, and use of computers.
Must be a Certified Technician in Sterile Processing Technology.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Demonstrates knowledge of various computer applications.
Well versed in hospital, local, state and federal guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge of decontamination processes, procedures and equipment.
Demonstrates the ability to deal with people and in maintaining a cooperative and coordinated effort among employees.
Demonstrates the ability to meet challenges that require initiative and creativity.
Must be able to effectively read, write and communicate to Sterile Processing employees, hospital staff, physicians, the public and patients.
Demonstrates the ability to remain courteous in all contacts with personnel and to achieve the same traits from others.
Presents a clean and neat appearance
Internal Number: JR56406
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.