DISINFECTION (HLD) COORDINATOR
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POST DATE 9/6/2016
END DATE 10/20/2016
Yale New Haven Health
New Haven, CT
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.
Under the direction of the Director of Central Sterile Supply, the High Level Disinfection (HLD) Safety & Quality Specialist will be responsible for ensuring all areas of HLD operations are performing best practices and are compliant with all standards and regulatory requirements across Y-NHH. The HLD specialist will develop, plan, implement and coordinate the orientation and continuing education of personnel performing HLD and related functional areas of Y-NHH. The HLD specialist will work in conjunction with other department managers to evaluate department practice, staff performance, and responsibilities and duties. Based on assessment and evaluation, the HLD specialist will determine training needs, quality assurance requirements and /or educational programs required for staff. The HLD specialist will also assess the physical environment where the process is occurring to be sure to meet all regulatory requirements for the health and safety of both the staff and patients.
* 1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL
* 1.1 Responsible for the on-going development and revision of department policies and procedures governing all facets of HLD operations with specific emphasis on those required by regulatory agencies.
* 2. TRAINING, EDUCATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
* 2.1 Facilitates learning by utilizing theories and principles of adult learning.
* 3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
* 3.1 Keeps abreast of new developments and trends in high level disinfection, information systems, performance improvement and materials acquisition and distribution and assists in relating these changes in practice.
Bachelor of Science in a health related field.
Minimum of Two (2) years of experience with extensive knowledge of instrumentation, Operating Room (OR), Central Sterile Supply (CSS), and/or High Level Disinfection (HLD) operations or related experience. Experience with new high level disinfection technologies is preferred. Certification in Sterile Processing or related certification is preferred.
Interaction and development of relationships with managers and staff of all levels, independent decision making, sensitivity to organizational structures and ability to function independently in critical situations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Working knowledge of computer software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to provide education. Knowledgeable of materials management systems including inventory, ordering and utilization monitoring and reporting id preferred. Knowledge of AAMI, TJC, OSHA, AORN and other professional organizations principles and guidelines as they relate to HLD.