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Cedars-Sinai Sterile Processing Educator - Sterile Processing Department - Full Time in Los Angeles, California

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What you will be doing in this role?

The Sterile Processing Educator will provide education, orientation and ongoing in-services for the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) on all three shifts and weekend shifts when necessary. Participates in the staff performance review process, including providing feedback to management regarding competency and completion of required educational programs. Ensures that all staff completes annual competency review and that all new employees complete a new employee orientation within 90 days of hire. Coordinates weekly in-services (reminders) for staff. The Educator will follow management direction and ensure that all SPD policies and procedures are in compliance with CMS, TJC, DHS, AAMI and CDC standards. Ensures that all policies and procedures and services provided ensure fiscal responsibility. Maintains employee education files for staff. Responsible for maintaining documentation for proof of certification. Conduct an annual educational needs assessment, incorporating staff competency needs and performance improvement objectives defined by management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates both a new employee orientation and departmental orientation program for SPD staff. Serves as a mentor for all employees and models best practice according to AAMI standards.

  • Ensures health system educational requirements are included in the training programs. Collaborates with others to design in-services, competencies and orientation programs to meet the needs of staff.

  • Educates and motivates staff through appropriate orientation, training, communication of expectations and industry standards. Establishes documents and maintains a system to ensure competency for all essential job functions by subordinate staff.

  • Continually assess the competency and performance level of all staff. Assists Service Line Manager/Director in monitoring deficiencies in performance. Develops specific training programs/modules in response to process improvement opportunities and requirements.

  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete records pertaining to staff education whether departmental and/or Medical Center.

  • Conducts SPD certification review courses for staff.


Education :

  • Highschool Diploma Required

  • Assocaite Degree/College Diploma - Preferred

Work Experience:

  • At least three (3) years which included knowledge of recommended sterile processing practices as advised by AAMI standards

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

Licensure :

  • Valid Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)

Working Title: Sterile Processing Educator - Sterile Processing Department - Full Time

Department: OR Administration

Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops

Job Category: ,Clinical Operations,Clinical Operations

Job Specialty: Sterile Processing

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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