Perioperative Supply Technician

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Date Posted: 01-04-2019
BASIC FUNCTION:
The purpose of this position is to conduct inventories, prepare, stock, and deliver sterile supplies to Perioperative Services Units. i.e., Operating Room, Sterile Processing, Recovery Room, Endoscopy, Cystoscopy, Ambulatory Surgery Center.
 
DIMENSIONS:
 
Intermediate.
 
NATURE AND SCOPE:
 
Interact intema1ly with immediate staff members, department Heads, and University and Hospital officials.
 
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
 
Conduct inventory, prepare, stock, and deliver sterile equipment and supplies to Perioperative Services Units.
 
Receive, stock, and re-stock supplies, solutions, disposable sterile trays and packs. Inspect disposable trays for proper labeling, expiration dates, and deteriorating wrappings.
 
Deliver ordered supplies and other materials to storage and distribution area in Perioperative Services and store appropriately.
 
Inspect items for damage, expiration date, accuracy in numbers ordered, and adherence to qualitative specifications.
 
Maintain an accurate inventory of all medical equipment and devices assigned to Perioperative Services
 
Maintain a daily update of aJJ medical supplies and devices in service in the Operating Room and Sterile Processing.

Order items from Central Receiving Department and outside Vendors using Lawson System or other automated system used in Perioperative Services.

Ensure delivery of equipment to Perioperative Services areas, upon request.
 
 
Perform statistical, revenue, and inventory reports on a monthly or as-needed basis for the Assistant Manager's review and approval.
 
Coordinate delivery of rented equipment from outside sources
 
Confer with Biomedical Technicians to determine status of equipment in Biomedical Shop for repair.
 
Promote adherence to the Health Sciences Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.
 
Attend annual and periodic mandatory Compliance Program training including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy training.
 
Participate in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements. Actively participate in Health Sciences Compliance Program activities.

Adhere to the requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures. Maintain confidentiality of patients, families, and staff.
Assume other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES:
 
Knowledge of Supply policies and procedures in order to conduct inventories and prepare, stock, and deliver sterile equipment and supplies to Nursing Units.
 
Ability to type 35 - 40 wpm in order to process the electronic orders in Lawson System. Ability to enter data and maintain a spreadsheet.
Ability to calculate, compare, edit and evaluate data. Competence in both oral and written English.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
 
High school graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).
 
One (1) year of experience as a Medical Assistant with experience in supply acquisition, and central supply work experience in a hospital or medical care facility or related experience preferred.

 
Must be able to work day shift
 
Must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift (up to 45 pounds), stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, pull, push, reach, handle, write, speak, hear, and see (color vision) for extended periods of time. Must be able to tolerate and work in a hot, cold, humid, dusty, and/or noisy environment. May be exposed to pathogens, exhaust fumes (from delivery trucks), and unpleasant odors.

 
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