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Children's Hospital Boston SPD Training Specialist/ Educator in Boston, Massachusetts

68221BRJob Posting Title:SPD Training Specialist/ EducatorDepartment:Patient Services-Center for FamiliesAutoReqId:68221BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:Support ServicesJob Posting Description:This SPD Training Specialist/ Educator will be responsible for:

  • Creating and evaluating new policies, protocols, and procedures as demanded by new rules, guidelines, standards, and equipment purchases, in conjunction with management

  • Developing and implementing interactive, scenario-based learning programs for sterile processing and endoscopy related responsibilities

  • Conducting and incorporating an annual needs assessment for competency of staff. Assessing the competency and evaluating the proficiency of the sterile processing and endoscopy staff

  • Utilizing a variety of training methodologies, techniques, concepts, learning tools, and practices to ensure maximum effectiveness of training programs

  • Monitoring, measuring and communicating effectiveness of training programs

  • Documenting training outcomes and reporting issues

  • Assessing trainees’ abilities, skills and learning outcomes

  • Providing guidance for sterile processing certifications and continuing education units for certification renewals

  • Revising and updating on-line course work, competencies, etc. based on new regulations

  • Providing individualized orientation and education for all instrument care, SPD and Endoscopy staff in conjunction with the Perioperative Education staff

  • Providing education and support for the perioperative departments. Providing updates to perioperative staff regarding instrument processing, point of use care for instruments, instrument tray care and functionality of instruments

  • Overseeing new hire orientation for the sterile processing departments

  • Maintaining education calendar of all mandatory and site/vendor specific education presentations

To qualify, you must have:

  • Five years of experience in SPD as supervisor. Two years of experience in SPD education

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required

  • Current certification from HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution)

  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills. The ability to speak effectively in front of large audiences

  • Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, and education programs. The ability to adapt teaching style to meet the needs of the staff

  • Strong teaching and facilitation skills

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Requires ability to handle difficult situations and a fast-paced environment

  • Must be flexible, adaptable and able to handle change

  • Demonstrated experience developing curriculum using the latest technologies and software, e.g., Adobe Captivate, Adobe InDesign, other authoring software

  • Advanced knowledge and ability to use PowerPoint and Microsoft Office

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:WalthamRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular