NYU Medical Center Instrument Coordinator in New York, New York

Instrument Coordinator

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Job Description

NYU Langone Healthis a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. It comprises more than 200 locations throughout the New York area, includingfive inpatient locations,a children's hospital,three emergency roomsand a level 1 trauma center. Also part of NYU Langone Health is theLaura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute┬┐designated cancer center, andNYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. For more information, go tonyulangone.org, and interact with us onFacebook,Twitter,YouTubeandInstagram.

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Instrument Coordinator.

In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for completion and accuracy of new instrument sets, assessment and evaluation of instrument tray packaging and weight, acquisition and replacement of new instruments and damaged or missing instruments. Communicates daily with the charge resource nurses in each OR department. This person will meet daily with the Sterile Processing Department Management and Lead Technicians to assure concise communication. Prepares instrument refurbishing schedules, maintains an organized work area, and accounts for instrumentation released and received for refurbishing. Determines appropriate size of new instrument containers and assesses needs for custom made instrument carriers. Controls and minimizes the individual peel-pouched items in the 6th floor instrument storage area, using these instruments in sets when needed, and supply overstocked instrumentation to SPD. The Instrument Coordinator must be able to resolve problems related to instruments, implants, drills, and all power equipment. Participates in the daily schedule review and anticipates instruments needed for the following days cases.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Assists OR team leaders with open instrumentation projects, building instrument trays, documenting manufacturer recommendations, and getting new trays into circulation.

  • Acts as liaison between Surgical Services and the Sterile Processing Department, communicating clear messages between Surgical Services and SPD to prioritize needs and complete instrumentation projects.

  • Maintains a well-organized instrument storage area, controlling and minimizing peel-pouched instrumentation.

  • Orders and maintains inventory of department and office supplies.

  • Determines appropriate container size for instrument containers, assesses needs for custom made instrument carriers, weigh and assemble instrument sets according to AAMI standards.

  • Communicates throughout the day with both SPD and OR to assess the needs for instruments that must be turned over rapidly.

  • Coordinates instrumentation needed for the following day with the OR schedule. This includes capturing all of the booked and add-on procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience in surgical service or sterile processing

  • Minimum of three years of responsible Central Service, or Surgical Service operations experience

  • Excellent organizational skills required

  • Knowledge of medical terminology and Microsoft office is needed

  • Knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be a Certified Registered Central Service Technician and Certified Instrument Specialist

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge in inventory control, supply distribution, receiving, reprocessing techniques and principles, production management and regulating agencies standards

  • Knowledge of instrument tracking software such as SPM

  • Completion of formal central service technician education program, and/or a certification in materials resources

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view NYU Langone Health's EEO policies, pleaseclick here. Pleaseclick hereto view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visithttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htmfor more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, pleaseclick here.

Company Location

NYU Langone Hospitals


NSG-Periop-Sterile Processing (H593)

Position Type



11:00 PM to 07:00 AM