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Certified Surgical Technician / Surgical Supply Navigator in Springfield, OH at Mercy Health

Date Posted: 9/18/2018

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Job Summary

Assists in the development, implementation and communication of sustained quality and resource-optimized measures, during the intraoperative phase. Advises the management team in the Surgical and Supply Chain departments on operational improvement, cost containment, preference card development and supply utilization. This position requires a sound knowledge of supply chain movement and intraoperative clinical experience as well as strong communication skills and leadership abilities. Success will be measured by performance in five critical categories of activity: Preference card maintenance, waste reduction, resource savings/optimization opportunities, surgeon on-boarding, and supply conversion facilitation. Other related duties as assigned.

Rounds daily in the OR to communicate with surgeons/staff and obtain all updates to preference cards.

Works collaboratively with Clinical Coordinators to maintain and update all preference cards.

Maintains direct communication with surgeons and coordinators/leads of specialty lines, staff.

Works with appropriate stakeholders to define resources for cases.

Works directly with surgery and supply chain to identify over- or under-used items after cases, for opportunities to decrease waste.

Identifies cost effective materials/supplies, and, works with supply chain, OR director and coordinators, to develop and implement plans to change where applicable.

Reviews the surgical schedule; collaborates with Clinical Coordinators to ensure appropriate cards are updated so Supply Chain/SPD/Pharmacy/OR have resources available.

Facilitates supplier/vendor changes that result in new or substitute prodcuts. Works with supply chain, vendors, surgeons and OR staff to coordinate new product trials and conversion efforts in a logical manner.

Maintains a progress record pertaining to core activities for reporting and facilitating system-wide improvements.

Preferred Minimum Education: 2 yr Associates Degree; specialty/major: Surgical Tech Program

Preferred Education: 4 yr Bachelors Degree

Licensure / Certification:
Required: Completion of Surgical Technologist Program

Minimum Years and Type of Experience:  3 years of experience in a peri-operative setting.

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:   Proficient in Microsoft Office -- with a specific emphasis on Excel

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: Detail-oriented; excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills; familiarity with EPIC Op-Time and HSM


Full-time, 40 hours per week, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Weekdays. There may be an occasional weekend. Occasionally may have to travel to Mercy Urbana.


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