The SPD Educator collaborates with Perioperative services to evaluate, revise, and enforce educational programs, curriculum, and other related materials needed for facility needs. Educators will develop and organize educational content and curriculum; implement, conduct and enforce training programs for all departmental staff members. SPD Educators are responsible for developing tools, competencies, and retention methods needed to evaluate and maintain records of participation.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Conducts and records safety orientation for new hires, annual compliance, safety violations, and as needed.
- Through observation and past performance records, the educator will identify areas of concern and implement programs for process improvement.
- Creates educational pamphlets and presentations.
- Determines measurable goals and objectives for educational programs.
- Organizes and conducts educational sessions and formal training on regular bases.
- Modifies educational content, training programs, and methodologies as needed.
- Incorporates appropriate teaching methodologies to meet identified needs and course objectives.
- Conducts competency evaluations through skill demonstration and written assessments to determine areas for performance improvement.
- Develops and uses evaluation tools to measure the effectiveness of training.
- Collaborates with vendors to coordinate and promote educational events.
- Provides feedback to managers regarding orientations, training and educational process of staff members.
- Continuously researches and studies the professional field of Sterile Processing and Materials Management.
- Participates in continuing education programs to: improve course curriculum and content, improve interaction between employees and patients, update best practices, and maintain professional competence and skills needed to perform duties with adequately.
- Documents improvement findings and updates; submits reports to the Director.
- Creates, records, and maintains accurate in-service records with complete accuracy as required by the customer and regulatory agencies.
- Ensures that records, attendance logs, and other educational documentation are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
- Engages in process and quality improvement activities.
- Ensures that processes and services are continuously monitored for: quality, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency.
- Ensures that services are provided in accordance with state and Federal regulations, organizational policy, and accreditation compliance requirements.
- Makes and implements recommendations to improve operational quality efficiency and implement new services for areas of responsibility.
- Provides information to management on the implication of policies and procedures being formulated, and recommends specific action.
- Contributes an educational perspective as an influential member of the department.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for adherence of quality control on all sterilizers (i.e. biological, chemical, and mechanical monitoring) according to the standards set by JACHO, AORN, and AAMI.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships within the facility.
- Performs others duties as management may direct.
- Have knowledge of and stay in compliance with applicable infection control policies and procedures.
- Can assess, and identify educational needs.
- Able to stay compliant with policies and procedures implemented but the department and facility.
- Able to operate fairly complex machines and equipment in the department.
- Able to acquire a thorough knowledge of aseptic technique principles and apply such principles when
- carrying various duties throughout the department.
- Able to differentiate between steam and Sterrad supplies.
- Current CRCST certification
- Three (3) years of Supervisor and/or education experience.
- Possess great communication skills.
- Act in a friendly and courteous manner.
- Work in a cooperative manner.
Job Type: Full-time
- Sterile Processing: 3 years (Required)