SURGICAL MATERIALS ASSISTANT

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Surgical Materials Assistant is responsible for supporting the operations of the Surgical Materials Department for Stanford University Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The Surgical Materials Assistant will participate in the activities/duties of the Department by the following policy and procedure for breakout, storage and product return of sterile items for use in the surgical setting. Performs basic order entry, inventory management, par cart supply, and surgical case cart build. Participates in the departmental patient safety and performance improvement initiatives. Performs related duties as assigned.

Locations
Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Assists with the training and orientation of new staff.
  • Builds case carts for basic surgical procedures with a fill accuracy rate of 100% as verified by department audits and/or observation of Lead/Supervisor.
  • Conforms to standard procedures and methods used to store and distribute supplies within the applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies including Joint Commission, AAMI, and AORN.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, identify and respond to urgent or stat request in an efficient, effective and appropriate manner. Seeks resources for direction, when necessary.
  • Ensures the prudent use of resources and efficiently maintains inventory.
  • Inventories and restocks surgical suites and surgical core supplies.
  • Is willing to participate in on-going in-services training and on the job training.
  • Maintains a professional work environment; keeps work area clean and organized. Practices good time management. Maintains professional behavior and appearance. Promotes a positive work environment by practicing good communication, diversity awareness and teamwork.
  • Maintains acceptable attendance and punctuality per department policy.
  • Manages information utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems for shift work activity. Reports any discrepancies or unusual activity to the Lead and/or Supervisor.
  • Performs breakout of sterile product utilizing sound practices that protect the integrity of the sterile packages.
  • Performs duties by following the policy and procedures of SUMC and LPCH and the Surgical Materials Department. Works collaboratively with peers to achieve department goals and organizations vision.
  • Performs inventory management of specific supplies and "Caddies" and restocks PAR cart for surgical use.
  • Performs order entry in PMM. Generates the appropriate purchase requisitions for products needed and sends to appropriate department.
  • Performs restocking of returned surgical product. Follows departmental guidelines for accepting the return of unused, unopened surgical product.
  • Prepares assigned shift work report of activity and appraise Lead and/or Supervisor of issues and needs.
  • Shelves sterile product utilizing recommended practices in stock rotation and "event related" sterility maintenance.
  • Stocks /restocks supplies to specified location with a placement accuracy rate of 100% as verified by the Lead and Supervisor.
  • Utilizes surgery scheduling software to generate Worksheets, Pick Tickets, and Surgery schedule.

Education Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

Experience Qualifications
  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
  • Previous directly related experience

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures regarding all aspects of an assignment including basic arithmetic and inventory calculations
  • Ability to speak, read, write, understand and communicate in English to Hospital staff, physicians, vendors, and the public
  • Ability to state the hospital and department mission statements and understand how they participate and contribute to them
  • Knowledge of computer systems and basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of medical and surgical supplies

Licenses and Certifications
  • None

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.