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Central Sterile QA Coordinator - Full-Time

Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga, TN
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Job Summary:
The QA  coordinator is responsible for the Quality Assurance process improvement processes and programs for Central Sterile Department at Erlanger Health System. This position performs all testing and records results on autoclaves and low temp sterilizers within BEHOR, CHOR, Central Sterile, as well as OSC. The QA coordinator is responsible for doing random audits on processed trays to ensure that quality instrumentation is being provided to the customers.  The QA coordinator records all immediate use sterilization cycles and provides up to date information for OR management an Infection Control.  This position is responsible for ensuring complete documentation on all sterilization records and storing of those records.  The QA Coordinator will be responsible for providing any needed documentation to Infection Control for root cause analysis meetings. The QA Coordinator must be able to communicate effectively and professionally. The QA Coordinator will be responsible for being a system administrator for the CSIQ instrument tracking system.

Education:
Required: Certified Surgical Technologist with Central Sterile Certification or must be obtained within 2 years of hire date.

Individuals employed to be Surgical Technologist must have completed one of the following educational requirements:
Have completed a program for surgical technology accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); or
Have completed an appropriate training program for surgical technologists in the armed forces or at a CAAHEP accredited hospital or CAAHEP accredited ambulatory surgical treatment center program.  For the purposes of this act, armed forces means the army, navy, air force, marine corps, coast guard, or public health services of the United States: or
Successfully complete the surgical technologists LCC-ST certifying exam.
In addition to the individuals identified in Tennessee Code 68-57-102, a person may be employed upon providing sufficient evidence that prior to May 21, 2007, the person was at any time employed as a surgical tech for not less than 18 months in the three years preceding May 21, 2007, in a hospital, medical office, surgery center or an accredited school of surgical technology, as defined by this code.  An individual who has begun the appropriate training to be a surgical technologist as defined by this section, prior to May 21, 2007 shall be eligible for employment as a surgical technologist; provided that the training is completed by May 21, 2010.

Any student who completes a surgical technology program that is in the process of becoming CAAHEP accredited on July 1, 2006 shall be considered a graduate of CAAHEP accredited program.  

A person may be employed as a surgical technologist if the person was at any time employed as a surgical technologist for not less than eighteen (18) months in a hospital, medical office, surgery center, or school.  Tenn. Code Ann. � 68-57-102(a) does not limit the eighteen-month time frame, and hence that section would permit a person to be employed as a surgical technologist if the person had been so employed for not less than eighteen months at any time, regardless of the length of time that may have elapsed since such employment, provided that the person complies with the continued competency requirement mandated by 2005 Pub. Chap.159.

Preferred:
Some college courses desired.

Experience:
Required:
Three to Five years working with various types of surgical and sterile instrumentation and equipment.  Proficient with Excel and other computer programs.

Preferred:
Surgical Technologist or Certified Surgical Technologists with current QA experience.

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Required:
Certified Central Sterile, Technician Permissible to obtain Central Sterile Certification within 2 years of hire date.

Preferred: Certification course completion on Supervision Principles: Leadership strategies for Healthcare Facilities

Department Position Summary:
The QA  coordinator is responsible for the Quality Assurance process improvement processes and programs for Central Sterile Department at Erlanger Health System.  This position performs all testing and records results on autoclaves and low temp sterilizers within BEHOR, CHOR, Central Sterile, as well as OSC.   The QA coordinator is responsible for doing random audits on processed trays to ensure that quality instrumentation is being provided to the customers.  The QA coordinator records all immediate use sterilization cycles and provides up to date information for OR management an Infection Control.  This position is responsible for ensuring complete documentation on all sterilization records and storing of those records.  The QA Coordinator will be responsible for providing any needed documentation to Infection Control for root cause analysis meetings.  The QA Coordinator must be able to communicate effectively and professionally. The QA Coordinator will be responsible for being a system administrator for the CSIQ instrument tracking system.

Job Details

Date Posted August 10, 2017
Date Closes November 8, 2017
Requisition 20066
Located In Chattanooga, TN
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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