Operating Room Liaison Coordinator in Chicago IL

Full-time @Steris in Healthcare , in Inspector jobs , in Instrumentation jobs , in Medicaid jobs , in Medical jobs , in Surgery jobs
  • Chicago, IL, US, 60612 View on Map
  • Apply Before : August 18, 2022

Job Description

Join Steris as Operating Room Liaison Coordinator in Chicago Illinois. At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris career in Chicago IL.


Position : Operating Room Liaison Coordinator

Job Category: Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Work location : Chicago, Illinois

Job Segment : Medical, Surgery, Inspector, Instrumentation, Medicaid, Healthcare, Quality, Engineering



At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.
Position Summary
Coordination and oversight of daily activities between the OR and Sterile Processing Department (SPD) to facilitate efficient case flow. Responsible for assisting in projects and process improvement initiatives in compliance with contractual obligations. Promotes customer service/satisfaction through training, education, and resolution of OR frictions for the facility. Perform duties in accordance with hospital, TJC, AORN, AAMI and other appropriate policies and procedures.

Processes and cleans all equipment according to IMS and manufacture’s guidelines, including the use of protective equipment as indicated in IMS SOPs.
 Places instrumentation in appropriate containers using IMS tray list.  Ensures all instruments are properly arranged in instrument trays and have no broken insulation or broken operational parts.
Routinely lubricates all instrumentation to ensure proper operation of moveable parts, according to IMS and manufactures’ guidelines.
Utilizes the Hi-pot and Rigid Ready Tester on all instruments and scopes.
Assists in the routing of instrumentation for routine sharpening by obtaining and completing required forms for approval.
Documents and sends broken instrumentation out for repair.
Ensures continuity and quality of IMS services by providing support services in the OR suite.
Assists in the cleaning of video carts and equipment.
Completes documentation as required for inventory/equipment requests, instrument sets, etc.
Meets with and works with Operating Room staff and surgeons as required.
Daily communication with OR management and SPD leadership on instrument needs turn overs, and frictions.
Perform Instrument Processing satisfaction surveys when required.
Shares knowledge with co-workers through open communication and continuous upgrading of skills.
Completes documentation as required for inventory/equipment requests, instrument sets, etc.
Orders instruments.
Acts as preceptor as needed to ensure proper training of all new IMS personnel.
Educates Sales force on Clinical OR topics.
Ensures proper operational processes are followed by all members of the IMS team in conjunction with the Department of Health JCAHO, OSHA, CDC, AAMI, AORN standards and facilities goals and policies.
Ensures accuracy and completeness of all administrative documents and functions (time records, count sheets, inventories, billing, etc.) required by the contracted facility and IMS corporate.
Coordinates weekly schedule to ensure proper IMS coverage at the facility.

Education Degree
High School Diploma or GED
Required Experience

Certified in related field or ability to obtain certification within 12 months required.
Knowledge of human anatomy and medical terminology.
Knowledge and understanding of a variety of OR procedures’ surgical instruments.
Knowledge of OR workflow, procedures, medical terminology, instrumentation.
Knowledge of infection control and health & safety policies and procedures.
Requires thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and is capable of learning software programs and/or hardware as required. Requires Smart Phone knowledge.
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, coworkers and all levels of a hospital, including the Operating Room and physicians.
Demonstrated customer centric behavior. Proficient analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, and resolve issues in complex situations.
Ability to multi-task projects including the ability to plan and organize.
Flexible and self-motivated.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to push/pull up to 250 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.


Preferred Experience

Associate degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred, one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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