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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Sterile Processing Educator in Decatur, Georgia


The expectation for this position will be to assist in daily operations on the floor when not focusing on educational duties. Educator will also be place on rotation for on-call on weekends and holidays.


The shift for this 10-hour shift position is 7a-5:30p

Job Description:

  • Under the limited supervision of the SPD leader, the Sterile Processing Educator will assist the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) Manager or Director with the responsibility of processing and distribution of sterile instruments and supplies for the designated department/division.

  • The Sterile Processing Educator develops and conducts education programs that enable staff to acquire and maintain the knowledge, rationales, certification and skills necessary to support operational and organizational goals.

  • Provides patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification, and registration and/or assessed competencies.

  • Practice will be in accordance with laws and regulations and will adhere to established policies, procedures, and practice guidelines.

  • Assist manager with the training and continuing education of employees and accepts responsibility for their growth and development.

  • Maintains open and active communication with the medical staff, patient care staff, and interdepartmental staff.

  • Ensures the competency of all SPD staff and maintains departmental education records in compliance with regulatory guidelines.

  • Oversees quality and infection control initiatives for SPD.

  • Performs quarterly audits of employee records.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with internal and external entities, customers, vendors and other parties for the purposes of training, education and quality.

  • Participates in orientation of new hospital personnel.

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities to ensure the provision of and improvement upon safe and quality patient care.

  • Participates in supporting the organization's vision, mission and values and adheres to Emory Healthcare Pledge.

  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of Emory Healthcare.Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Education Minimum 3 years Sterile Processing Technician or Surgical Technologist in Sterile Processing; Minimum 1 year experience in Sterile Processing as lead trainer or educator.

  • Certification in Sterile Processing required.

  • Experience with computer software.

  • Must possess strong leadership skills and the ability to prioritize and delegate assignments.

  • The ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1-10 lbs. 0-33% of the work day (occasionally), negligible 34- 66% of the workday (frequently), negligible 67-100% of the workday (constantly). Lifting 10 lbs. max, carrying of small articles such as dockets, ledgers, files, small tools, occasional standing & walking, frequent sitting, close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure, Bio-hazardous waste. chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors, communicable diseases, electrical shock, floor surfaces, hot/cold temperatures, indoor/outdoor conditions, latex, lighting patient care/handling injuries, radiation, shift work, travel may be required, use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division Emory Decatur Hospital

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department DEC-Sterile Processing & Distr

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 59984

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 7a-5:30p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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