Facilitator- Ims

Job Description

Facilitator- Ims, First Shift, Materials Distribution department

UC Health is hiring a Full-Time Facilitator- Ims for the Materials Distribution department for the first shift at West Chester Hospital.

The Facilitator-IMS is responsible for planning, 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.

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation. West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.

Unit Details (selling points):
  • We have a 5-star team with High Engagement Survey results
  • We partner with our operational counterpart for our efforts
  • We work together closely across the teams various specialties utilizing everyone's abilities to drive for success


The responsibilities for this role include developing and implementing a schedule for refurbishing existing instrument sets. This should be prioritized based on instrument set content and usage, and should adhere to the repair/refurbish guidelines. All surgery grade instruments should be included, except as specified by the customer (e.g. warranted products). Additionally, you will be responsible for organizing and maintaining a system for sending out and receiving repairs, and designing a process if vendor changes occur. You will also be responsible for ordering instruments, and assisting in validating standard instrument patterns by service, by set, to minimize variation of instrument patterns or vendors. Exceptions to this should be based on clinical requirements and financial impact.
  • We are looking for an individual to join our Perioperative Team Managers in streamlining, standardizing, and coordinating the contents of sets in order to achieve continuous improvement of the quality of the contents and assembly. In addition, they will be responsible for maintaining the SPD software database, training hospital staff in the system's functionality, building and maintaining correct online pick sheets, and implementing bar code and set tracking systems, if applicable. Furthermore, they will support our Sales Representatives in identifying opportunities for new instrument and container lease and/or purchase.
  • Your responsibility is to support and maintain any laproscopic projects, including potential savings from reduced use of disposables. Additionally, you will maintain the laproscopic instrument fleet, ensuring processes are followed, replacing instruments as needed, and providing staff training on an agreed-upon basis, if applicable. You will also perform utilization and benchmarking studies as assigned, along with sterilization testing and validation studies under the direction of the Manager of Process Improvement, Sterile Processing. Additionally, you will act as a liason and review weekly and daily OR schedules and instrument reports to determine instrument needs, tray conflicts, and assembly priority.


  • AA required, BA BS preferred or Certified Registered Service Technician, 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.