Central Sterile Processing Educator

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(2/23/2024 11:04 AM)
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New Position Type
FT Regular
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Job Description

Central Sterile Processing Educator, University of Chicago Medicine, Hyde Park, Illinois


A CSP Educator is a professional with previous educational experience whose focus is on staff development.  This individual is an educator, consultant, role model, staff/patient advocate, change agent, leader and cost effective professional. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, Sterile Processing, the CSP Educator designs, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of educational offerings in order to improve overall care and organizational outcomes.  The CSP Educator elevates the standard of sterile processing practice at UCM by developing, coaching and mentoring staff to become expert professionals and leaders.


Essential Job Functions

Utilizes standardized and develops customized assessment tools and testing methodologies to measure staff knowledge and skill in core nursing practices and  within specialty areas.

  • Collects data regarding employee learning needs, at least annually, through the methods of observation, interviewing, focus groups and instrumentation.
  • Interprets accrediting and regulatory agencies’ guidelines as a basis for identifying education and training needs.
  • Interprets the medical center’s strategic imperatives, policies, guidelines, and other internal demands in order to design education that supports these strategic goals and key objectives.
  • Leads the development of tactics to achieve the organization’s strategic vision for education.
  • Offers recommendations for the deployment of educational resources to enable the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Interprets health care trends and incorporates current research into the design of learning needs assessments and the identification of learning needs.
  • Plans and designs a variety of educational activities based on the needs assessment.
  • Collaborates with key staff to develop a comprehensive annual educational calendar.
  • Designs core competencies that cross the continuum of expertise and practice, using essential criteria such as: facilitation of learning, collaboration, systems thinking, and response to diversity.
  • Designs specialty based orientations for sterile processing and clinic staffing.
  • Designs inservices and continuing education programs for staff.
  • Participates in the design of centralized and unit-based preceptor education and development initiatives.
  • Prepares educational objectives, lesson plans, handouts, self-learning modules, instructional manuals, and tests for programs.
  • Designs programs that use a variety of learning methods and technology.
  • Implements education activities
  • Fosters a cultural environment that promotes learning.
  • Skillfully employs the full spectrum of adult learning techniques.
  • Conducts a variety of learning events, based on needs assessment findings, using a variety of teaching-learning strategies
  • Creates a learning environment that encourages staff to maximize level of professional practice.
  • Effectively coordinates necessary support services for all education offerings.
  • Maintains an accurate system of recording activities and programs.
  • Serves as faculty in organization wide education events, as appropriate.
  • Evaluates education and training activities
  • Evaluates all learning activities using objective performance criteria and recommends corresponding changes in education plans.
  • Utilizes appropriate tools and testing methodology for assessing changes in learners’ knowledge, skills, and clinical practice as well as for determining education project/program effectiveness.
  • Revises programs/projects based on evaluative data.
  • Provides internal and external consultation
  • Provides consultation to employees on individual education and development situations, when requested by the employee or employee’s manager.
  • Rounds on units/employees and audits processes to assure compliance.
  • Participates and collaborates with nursing leadership in quality, research and scholarly activities and develops grant proposals as appropriate.
  • Develops knowledge and skill based measures to collect performance data and integrates measurement activities and findings into quality projects.
  • Recommends and leads the implementation of educationally focused improvement efforts aimed at improving key clinical/operational processes and outcomes.
  • Recommends various quality projects based on information revealed in planning, conducting, and evaluating staff education.
  • Publishes and/or presents information in area of expertise.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree preferred
  • Certification from IAHCSMM (CRCST) or CBSPD (CSPDT) required within 18 months of hire
  • Minimum requirement of five years in Sterile Processing,
  • Certified a minimum of three years
  • Previous experience in a role as an educator preferred
  • Knowledge and previous application of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrates complex decision-making skills and problem solving ability


Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-time
  • Shift: Evenings, 3pm - 1130pm (Rotating)
  • Unit/Department: Sterile Processing

Must comply with UCMC’s COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

Why Join Us

We’ve been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment… with patients and with each other. We’re in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you’d like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we’re doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.


Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.

University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs 


The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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