The incumbent serves as a monitoring specialist assisting the Chief of SPS for all Quality Assurance (QA) activities of the Sterile Processing Service (SPS). The incumbent shares responsibility with the Chief of SPS for monitoring the quality of reprocessing of RME in all work areas of SPS, which includes Decontamination Processing, Instrument Preparation, Operating Room Core Area, secondary distribution points that store RME as they relate to support of the OR and Procedural Clinics. Conducts Quality Assurance monitoring on all activities performed in SPS, to include, simple and complex instrument cleaning, endoscope reprocessing, surgical instrument tray preparation, sterilization monitoring, case cart assembly, mechanical equipment efficacy testing, and sample tracers of staff competency and SOP's to ensure alignment. Performs routine inspection of areas across the WCHCS where RME is used and stored to ensure proper procedures are followed for safe use, cleaning and disinfection/sterilization. Maintains documentation of all QA activities and reports to the Chief, SPS and the Assistant Chief SPS and recommends improvement opportunities. Ensures all SOP/Competency documents are up to date and accurately reflect the manufacturers IFU's. Monitors cleaning and sterilization equipment operation and ensure efficacy testing is conduced to ensure proper operation. Inspects and maintains biological testing data for all sterilizers and High-Level Disinfection activities. Consolidates and reports all QA data for reporting at the RME Committee monthly. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 00am-4:30pm Compressed/Flexible: Not Available Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Title/Functional Statement #:Medical Supply Tech (SPS)-Quality Assurance/PD525160 Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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