Sterile Processing Educator (1.0FTE, Days)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 13553
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.    

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Sterile Processing Educator will provide a comprehensive technical orientation, education, and training program for the sterile processing staff to including, the Sterile Processing Department.  Coordinate in-services for the all-sterile processing department employees.

The SP staff educator will work collaboratively with Operating room staff educators to provide broad based educational programs to meet the present and future needs of the region. Additional responsibilities include: development of training materials, monitoring of educational compliance with regulatory mandates, program planning, facilitation and development of continuing education and competency based programs.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

- Participates in the development and implementation of department performance improvement activities by facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration by using Performance Improvement and Continuous Quality Improvement methods and tools.

- Develops education program presentations to the skill level and provided learning materials in a form that each employee can understand.

- Assist in 100% completion of all institutional mandatory regulation review, i.e. JCAHO, HIPPA, safety and infection control.

- Reviews and updates departmental orientation and competency skills assessments tool and updates on a yearly bases.

- Collaborates with Surgical Services educators to provide pertinent in-services for OR staff.

- Assesses and evaluates impact and effectiveness of process changes on quality and initiatives, plans and programs.

- Defines course objectives, writes instructor guide, designs training and development exercises and determines appropriate teaching aids and materials.

- Designs course evaluations, analyzes data, records and tracks results and establishes an action plan as needed.

- Maintains training manuals and course materials to reflect current information, references and or policies and guidelines.

- Oversees the administrative logistics for programs ensuring preparation and distribution of course materials and attendance records are maintained.

- Researches and evaluates internal and external training programs to determine best fit product to meet client's business needs. Adapts course material as needed.

- Maintains Instrument Tracking System, including, but not limited to, all edits, deletions, new additions, downloads, and assist in orientation  and training  of all new staff.

- Helps maintain the ordering status of implants and instruments as deemed necessary by the SPD Manager

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: High School Diploma or GED equivalent  

Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience 

License/Certification: Certified Registered Central Services Tech (CRCST) or Certified Registered Central Services Tech2 (CRCST2) obtainted within 6 months of hire date. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

- Ability to conduct classroom training and/or facilitate workshops or teams with varying objectives

- Ability to consult and conduct needs assessment evaluations with managers to define training and
evelopment needs of the organization

- Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus

- Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

- Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues

- Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines

- Knowledge of instruction, learning strategies, effective speaking, active listening, effective writing, problem solving and team building

- Knowledge of principles and methods of curriculum design, adult education, training delivery and measurement of results

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.