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Quality Assurance Specialist-Central Sterile

Requisition #: 182254
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Non-Clinical Professional
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: March 12, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. Upon joining Johns Hopkins Health System, you become part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. If you share in our vision, mission and values and also have exceptional customer service and technical skills, we invite you to join those who are leaders and innovators in the healthcare field.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Central Sterile, the QA Specialist is responsible for monitoring, evaluation, and reporting the performance of the IP and DTT staff, as well as others in the processing of surgical instruments in regards to quality and productivity of work. Specifically, this position will be responsible for assisting with training of new employees and confirming employee competence. This position will also assist the Manager by providing improved design recommendations to the CS system. The QA Specialist will also assist CS managers with the implementation of department policies and procedures as well as implementing performance improvement activities. This position also provides regular updates to staff on current issues affecting the organization, particularly quality issues.

COMPETENCIES:

Education:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. Equivalent experience beyond the

minimum work experience requirement may be substituted on a 2 years’ experience for 1 year of education basis.

Knowledge:

Demonstrated knowledge of sterile processing and / or QA/ TQ / QI.

Skills:

Highly demonstrated interpersonal skills and abilities necessary to handle sensitive and confidential situations with tact and diplomacy and to interact with diverse groups of people both within and outside the organization

Highly effective written and verbal communication skills necessary to support the operational efficiency of the organization

Knowledge of spreadsheets, databases and work processing using Microsoft Office applications

Must be detail oriented and have good analytical skills in order to monitor operations and provide feedback to senior management

Effective organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.

Required Licensure, Certification:

Certification through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

(CPSPD) as a Central Supply Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) or

certification through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) within 12 month is required.

Work Experience:

A minimum of 5 years of surgical or instrument processing or QA experience required.

Day Shift, Full Time, 40 hours, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exempt, Pay Grade: CL

Location:

Central Sterile Processing

Working Conditions:

Normal clean room environment.

Will have occasion to work in Decontamination area for periods of time, in appropriate PPE.

Johns Hopkins is a Smoke – Free campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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