Van Diest Medical Center

Central Sterile Coordinator, Full-time with on-call

Date Posted: September 10, 2019
Type: Full-time
Work Schedule: Day shift with on-call evening and weekends
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A clinically competent certified surgical technologist who works under the supervision of the registered nurse in delivering safe and effective care to the patient during the intraoperative period.

S/he prepares the appropriate instrumentation and materials for use during and on the surgical field, passing instruments. S/he assists with standard work and room turnover. This position performs other scrub duties as directed, under supervision
Responsible for staff direction in preparing equipment and instruments for re-use by decontamination, and storage.
Effectively interacts with patients and health care team members, while maintaining the surgical department standards.
Fosters positive environment and ensures effective communication flows between all necessary parties involved in the continuum of care. Follows the established chain of command.
Coordinates closely with Materials Manager and Surgery Manager to maintain and manage the surgery inventory for the surgery area.
Serves as a resource and liaison for staff, physicians, and vendors regarding purchasing, materials management and troubleshooting inventory problems. Audits supply distribution.
  • Completion of an accredited program recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or formal structure surgical program, (e.g., military services)
  • CST – Certified Surgical Technologist through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
  • Certification in Healthcare Central Service Leadership and Certified Registered Central Sterile Technologist
  • Must possess a minimum of (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
  • Functions independently in majority of services with minimal assistance. Capable of performing common emergency cases proficiently
  • Solves problems rapidly with changes in the clinical situation
  • Anticipates availability of equipment and prioritizes usage
  • Sets up equipment independently
  • General computer usage
  • Demonstrates critical thinking capabilities
  • Keep ongoing log/portfolio of achievement/verification delivered annually during evaluation.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge and proficient practice in the scrub role in the majority of surgical procedures.
  • Should possess the ability to understand and react effectively to the unique needs and card for all patient populations (i.e., neonatal, pediatrics, adolescents, and geriatrics).
  • BLS – Basic Life Support
  • If CEU’s are not accumulated to maintain certification must retest for certification.
  • Completes the orientation competency checklist within required the required time frame.
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