B. Braun

SPD/OR Facilitator - New Mexico

US-NM-Albuquerque
Requisition ID
2017-11306
Company
Aesculap Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
8 - 4:30 pm
Site
Aesculap

Overview

Aesculap, Inc., a B. Braun company, is part of a 180-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of an ever-changing healthcare community. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap provides advanced technologies for general surgery, neurosurgery and closure technologies. Aesculap continues a proud heritage of leadership and responsiveness as we strive to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients’ lives.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

Responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing and managing an efficient Instrument Management process.  

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement a schedule for preventative maintenance of instrument sets prioritize schedule based on instrument set content and usage. 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
  • Support and maintain the instrument management software database. Train designated hospital staff in the systems functionality
  • Implement bar or maintain code, images and set tracking system network, if applicable
  • Support facility policy regarding written instruction for use availability.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Requires ability to problem solve and communicate findings effectively
  • Assist with product evaluations ensuring best pricing for the customer
  • Assist with in-service of new products to Sterile Processing Staff
  • Assist with set optimization and standardization
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management both internally and externally
  • Must be able to follow detailed instruction with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented, with ability to identify and correct errors
  • Must be team oriented
  • Must be capable of working well under pressure and deadlines
  • Performs special projects as assigned
  • Must comply with applicable ISO and FDA regulations as stated in Quality Manual
  • Must embody the Company’s Vision, Mission and Values
  • Other duties may be assigned

 

Secondary or peripheral job functions:

  • Assist in identification of standard instrument patterns for the facility or system to minimize variation of instrument patterns or vendors to maximize back up inventory and to maximize cost savings.
  • Work with OR Team Leaders to streamline and coordinate the contents of sets to accomplish continuous improvement of the quality of the contents and assembly of all sets
  • Performs utilization and benchmarking studies as assigned
  • Maintain annual requirements of Aesculap and any others designated by the facility.
  • Must possess excellent organization and inter-personal skills
  • Must be able to communicate with all levels of management both internally and externally
  • Requires command of the English language with excellent verbal/phone and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Requires ability to learn new tasks and be accountable for projects
  • Requires working knowledge of PC, specifically Windows and Microsoft Office products
  • Must be able to travel by car, plane or train throughout the United States
  • Must be able to work weekends
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications-Experience/Training/Education/Etc

 

Required:

  • Requires 3-5 years previous experience in Preoperative area and/or Sterile Processing
  • Experience in materials and case cart management preferred
  • AA degree or higher required.

Language and mathematical skills; reasoning ability:

  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect date, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

 

 

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

 

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

 

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

 

Physical Demands:

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment:

  • This position could require the handling of instruments that may or may not have been contaminated by blood or other body fluids. In compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, Aesculap will provide a safe working environment for all employees.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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