Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Instrument Coordinator.
In this role, the successful candidate The Instrument Coordinator is responsible for completion and accuracy of new instrument sets, assessment and evaluation of instrument tray packaging and weight, acquisition and replacement of new instruments and damaged or missing instruments. The Instrument Coordinator will communicate daily with the charge resource nurses in each OR department. This person will meet daily with the Central Sterile Processing Department Management and Lead Technicians to assure concise communication. Assists with preparation of case cart build and coordination of instrument delivery to the Operating Rooms. Prepares instrument refurbishing schedules, maintains an organized work area, and accounts for instrumentation released and received for refurbishing. Controls and minimizes the individual peel-pouched items in the instrument storage area, using these instruments in sets when needed, and supply overstocked instrumentation to SPD. The Instrument Coordinator must be able to resolve problems related to instruments, implants, drills, and all power equipment. The Coordinator analyzes instrument usage through various tracking reports, identifies need for modification of usage/tray-builds and adjustments to preference cards. Has authority to influence decision makers on modifications to preference cards or inventory orders.
Coordination of instrumentation needed for the following day with the OR schedule. This includes capturing all of the booked and add-on procedures.
Responsible for ordering replacement instrumentation and refurbishing of damaged or missing instrumentation. Makes recommendations to management of modification needs of future instrument orders based on analysis of past tray builds and usages.
Independently determines appropriate container size for instrument containers, assess needs for custom made instrument carriers, weigh and assemble instrument sets according to AAMI standards.
Assist OR team leaders with open instrumentation projects, building instrument trays if needed for coverage, documenting manufacturer recommendations, and getting new trays into circulation. Identifies and suggest cost- saving approaches to storage and purchasing of inventory.
Act as liaison between Surgical Services and the Sterile Processing Department, communicating clear messages between Surgical Services and SPD to prioritize needs and complete instrumentation projects.
Maintains a well-organized instrument storage area, controlling and minimizing peel-pouched instrumentation.
Maintains database of instruments ordered for services provided
Provides alternatives to instrumentation from different manufacturers
Works with vendors to obtain quotes for custom instruments and education
Creates, updates, and makes recommendations for updates to count sheets based on user needs
Maintain inventory/supplies for instruments
Assists leadership team with oversight of front line staff as needed
Perform QA audits on instrument trays (as needed)
Regularly audits case carts for completion (if applicable)
Orders other department supplies (as needed)
Perform other departmental duties as (needed)
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a High school degree or equivalent.1 year Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD) experience. Must be Certified Registered Central Service Technician though IAHCSMM..
Required Licenses: Central Sterile tech (IAHCSMM)
Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree or equivalent education/experience. 3 years experience with surgical instruments. Knowledge of instrument tracking software such as SPM. Customer service experience Certified Instrument Specialist through IAHCSMM or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through NBSTSA
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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