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Project Specialist, High-Level Disinfection & Sterilization job

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Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: Reporting to the Program Manager, High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization, will be responsible for the acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data to support of the High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization Program (HLDS) and its subcommittees to achieve established goals and program outcomes. The HLDS Program develops an organizational structure focused on standardizing best practices related to instrument and endoscope reprocessing, training, data reporting, resource utilization, facilities planning, and quality assurance efforts in locations across the MGH. The incumbent will interact with business leaders at all levels throughout the organization including Physicians, Finance, Sterile Processing Nursing, Administrative Directors and Managers, and PHS resources to execute initiatives. S/he must be able to work independently, and collaboratively, to locate and validate data, identify data requirements, and communicate data specifications to team members and leaders. The Project Specialist will also manage the resources associated to these projects. The role is expected to work collaboratively with the Sterile Processing Department and will intermittently support projects involving Procedural Services and Partners 2.0 initiatives. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: High-Level Disinfection & Sterilization Program Act as a critical participant in the evolution and continued development and implementation of the High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization Program. Participates in the hospital-wide Interdisciplinary Tracer Program to learn, define, and evaluate reprocessing practices in all active reprocessing areas; develop a deep familiarity with AAMI standards over time. Maintain documentation systems as processes evolve and become more standardized; assigns department representatives for ongoing Tracer participation. Implements unified weekly and monthly reports describing the program's progress to leadership and appropriate governance committees. Attends the High-Level Disinfection and Sterilization Task Force meetings and associated subcommittees, developing presentations, writing minutes, and coordinating follow-up on action items resulting from the meetings. Develop a deep familiarity with EPIC and SPM instrument tracking software to appreciate underused capabilities for structuring improvements in departmental workflows. Closely adheres to project plans, charters and clinical support resources to ensure objectives are met. Ensures assessments are cataloged for all active reprocessing locations. Develops and implements comprehensive unit-specific remediation plans that may include the following elements, employee training, workflow development, inventory assessment and conversion, and design/construction. Remediation plans aim to reduce the breadth of reprocessing locations and process variability to ensure sustainable best practices are in place. Leads the implementation of the information system, SPDR, to manage, track, and bill for reprocessing activities performed by SPD on behalf of the PO. Provide training to other data analysts working within the Sterile Processing team. Practices sound risk management throughout the project process. Develop new and unique ways to improve data delivery, operations and to create new opportunities. Develop reporting/analytic solutions, but also be able to assess/determine business impact, draw meaningful conclusions, and make recommendations for actions. Gathers and compiles documentation of metrics and data sources, routine, ad hoc reporting to facilitate replication. Sterile Processing, Partners 2.0 and Procedural Service Committee Completes cross-institutional project initiatives and informs leadership of best practices that may be adopted from other hospital departments or procedural areas. Supports the Partners 2.0 and Procedural Services Committee to support the strategic alignment of the department, hospital, and systems-based sterile processing functions and work streams. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: Practices fiduciary responsibility for assigned programs and projects. WORKING CONDITIONS: The office is located at MGH with members of Sterile Processing and Perioperative Services. Office environment with frequent travel to patient care areas required. Intermittent exposure to the Operating Room and Sterile Processing is required, including wearing surgical scrubs when necessary. SKILLS & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Innovative, superior organizational skills and the ability to work well with individuals at all levels within the institution. Possess strong analytical and data-handling skills. Experience managing small to medium projects required. Experience with data/quantitative analysis and interpretation skills. Experience with query, business intelligence, and data visualization tools. Exhibit competence and comfort presenting information in group settings. Ability to manage multiple projects in varying stages of development. Ability to be resourceful, take initiative, and exercise keen judgment and problem-solving skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Ability to organize time and priorities effectively, asking for direction when appropriate. Flexibility to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality guidelines are maintained by staff. Ability to work collaboratively with data systems analysts and inventory technicians to collect and analyze data and implement changes within healthcare information systems. Strong understanding and applied use of Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with medical terminology. EDUCATION: Masters degree preferred, Bachelors Degree required. EXPERIENCE: Experience performing project management and advanced data analytics in a healthcare setting. Experience utilizing Epic, SPM tracking system and work within a Sterile Processing or Perioperative Services setting preferred. Schedule: Full-time Shift: Day Job

TASKS

  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
  • Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
  • Record sterilizer test results.
  • Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical ThinkingUsing logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • BiologyKnowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • English LanguageKnowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Partners HealthCare

Type

Nonprofit Organization

Size

Large

Revenue

$1M to $2.5M

Location

55 Fruit StBoston, MA, 2114

Industry

Anesthesiologists

Founded

1994

CEO

David F. Torchiana

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