Facilitator - Instrument Management Specialist, Anesthesia Processing, Varies

Job Description

Facilitator - Instrument Management Specialist, Anesthesia Processing, Varies

UC Health is hiring a full-time Facilitator - Instrument Management Specialist for the Anesthesia Processing Department with shifts varying at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Facilitator - Instrument Management Specialist will support the Anesthesia Processing Department, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details
  • The only healthcare facility in the region providing adult level trauma I care services.
  • Significant amount of resources were allocated to renovate our hospital/depa rtment.


The Facilitator-IMS is responsible for p lanning, organizing, implementing and managing an efficient Instrument Management process. Also is responsible for the coordination of instrumentation, supplies and equipment for the Operating Room case care/procedures. Also orders instruments.
  • Develop and implement a schedule for refurbishment of existing instrument sets, prioritize schedule based on instrument set content and usage using repair/refurbish guidelines. This includes all surgery grade instruments regardless of vendor, except as specified by customer ( e.g. warranted products), if applicable.
  • Organize and maintain a system for sending out and receiving repairs, design a process as needed if vendor changes.
  • Orders instruments.
  • Assist in validation of standard instrument patterns by service, by set, to minimize variation of instrument patterns or vendors, wit h exceptions to be based on clinical requirements and financial impact .
  • Work with Perioperative Team Managers to streamline, standardize and coordinate the contents of sets to accomplish continuous improvement of the quality of the contents and assembly of all sets.
  • Support and maintain the SPD software database. Train designated hospital staff in the systems functionality.
  • Build and maintain correct online pick sheets.
  • Implement bar code and set tracking system network, if applicable.
  • Support Sales Representatives in identifying opportunities for new instrument and container lease and/or purchase.
  • Review weekly and daily OR schedules and instrument reports to determine the instrument need, t ray conflicts and assembly priority. Review any noticeable conflicts with the designated OR Team Manager or Coordinator.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • AA required , BA BS preferred or Certified Registered Service Tech nician, or five years in CSP.
  • Maintain a current registration as a CRCST.
  • Five (5) years experience in CSP recommended.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.