Sterile Processing Educator 28716 Position Summary: Responsible for developing and managing a Sterile Processing educational program that encompasses a new hire training program that can be individualized or support a cohort model. Responsibilities: + Plans, designs, implements and evaluates a competency-based Transition to Practice program to onboard new sterile processing staff + Plans, designs, implements and evaluates ongoing education, professional development and training needs of sterile processing staff annually + Aligns education and competencies with IAHCSMM Standards of Practice + Update competency-based orientation packets to ensure they meet current guidelines and processes and meet the onboarding needs of new employees + Coordinates annual skills training for all team members + Coordinates monthly education for team members + Tracks all education offerings provided to sterile processing staff + Creates, reviews and revises policies and procedures to ensure they are in line with current professional standards + Provides practice updates for policy, procedural and standards changes + Ensures required training and documentation is complete and filed for all team members + Provides shift coverage to assist with core staffing when necessary + Works minimum of four shifts per month in the department to maintain competency + Provides educational opportunities across the shifts to reach all team members + Provides supportive education and resources to staff preparing for CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) certification + Evaluates new staff transition to practice progression by meeting regularly with preceptors and staff + Assess competency of new staff through observation of daily work, simulations, and other learning modalities + Prepares additional supportive education for staff as needed during their Transition to Practice program + Monitors and evaluates preceptor skills through observation of daily work and staff evaluation of preceptor + Assists leadership in the collection of data for performance improvement initiatives Requirements and Minimum Qualifications: + Associates Degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred + Minimum of 5 years' experience in an acute or ambulatory Surgical Services Sterile Processing department/setting required + Central Service Certification (C.R.C.S.T.) through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (I.A.H.C.S.M.M.) required + Familiar with I.A.H.C.S.M.M., AAMI/ANSI, AORN recommended Practices and Standards and other industry standards and best practices required + Proficient in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook required + Knowledge of conference facilities, technology, and equipment required Working Conditions: + Bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 50 pounds + On feet a minimum of 7 to 8 hours, depending on the length of shift + Reaching with hands and arms above head, shoulder height and below + Use hand and fingers to handle, lift, and feel + Exposure to contagious diseases, body fluids, hazardous chemicals, needles and other infected material requiring personal protective equipment + Read patient charts, CRT, equipment gauges, monitors, schedules, and a variety of other written materials. + Work according to a schedule that allows some freedom to be carried out in a manner that allows work to be completed each day as needed + Communicate with patients, physicians, families, and co-workers utilizing appropriate methods such as in person, on the telephone, through email, etc. + Work with equipment and manipulate settings, computer, keyboard, phone system, etc.