Lead Central Processing Tech.

Bridgeport, CT
Aug 3, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Performs Lead Technician functions as assigned by Manager. Oversees daily operations of assigned shift. Performs all reprocessing activities of instrumentation, supplies and equipment used for patient care. Ensures receipt, collection and transportation of all contaminated instruments and supplies. Ensures operation and cleanliness of all department equipment. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Coordinates workflow.
    • 1.1 Ensures that all items are processed in a timely manner by continually assissing workflow and adjusting job assignments as needed. Physically checks all job assignment areas throughout the shift.
  • 2. Communicates effectively with staff and customers.
    • 2.1 Communicates daily (or more often if needed) with Manager regarding any concerns, issues, problems, or questions.
  • 3. Demonstrates leadership skills.
    • 3.1 Effectively orients staff to department.
  • 4. Assists with the administration and execution of the departmental Quality Assurance Program.
    • 4.1 Makes daily random checks for accuracy on:
  • 5. Assists with overall operation of the department.
    • 5.1 Ensures supplies are stocked for CSS, including code carts and procedural carts.
  • 6. Assists with other duties as needed or as assigned by Manager.
    • 6.1 Acts as a backup for any job assignments as needed.
  • 7. Completes non-therapeutic functions under the direction of MD, PA, APRN or RN.
    • 7.1 Order IV solutions available from Hospital Supply appropriate for Central Sterile/Supply to meet established par levels.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

High school graduate or equivalent.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Competent and physically able to perform all duties in CSS independently (Decontam, Assembly, Sterilization and Distribution). No current written disciplinary actions. Meet or exceed production standards. Must maintain Central Sterile certification from CBSPD or IAHCSMM. Minimum 1 year supervisory or Lead tech experience in Central Sterile Processing or Operating room environment with extensive knowledge of instrumentation, OR medical and surgical supplies and OR/CSS operations.

 

LICENSURE

 

Central Sterile Technician Certification required from CSBPD or IAHCSMM

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

This staff member is in a leadership role as a representative from CSS (Ambassador) to the Operating room, a direct link from CSS to a Service Specific Leader in the OR. They are to display professional behaviors while in and out of the CSS at all times and are always willing to learn. Each Lead tech would expedite service specific instrument tray changes under the supervision of the CSS manager. They are to attend cluster specific team meetings monthly and attend in-service specific seminars a minimum of 1 per year.

 

HOURS

 

Evenings; 3p-11:30p

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle,or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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Job Info

Job: 21311

Department: Central Sterile Supply
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: CLINICAL TECH
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: EVENINGS
Hours: 38.8

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