Operating Room Liaison

  • Requisition ID: 167748
  • Department: 400227 Sterile Processing
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Varies
  • Category: Services & Trade

Position Purpose

The Operating Room Liaison will coordinate and have oversight of daily activities between the Operating Room (OR) and Sterile Processing Department to facilitate efficient case flow. Responsible for assisting in projects and process improvement initiatives. This position will perform, facilitate and provide structure to ensure positive relationships between, surgeons, sterile processing and surgical services staff. The incumbent will ensure that key performance indicators are directed toward analysis of data, with a focus on improvement of process or outcome, with the patient at the center of all activity.  




Nature and Scope

The primary responsibility of this position is to focus on top quality and efficient case flow throughout all surgical services areas at Renown Health. 


The liaison will be responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of key performance indicators and shared dashboard for sterile processing and surgical services. This position will coordinate the efforts to provide surgical services and sterile processing staff with the tools and training needed to achieve objectives and continuously improve performance in key performance indicators. The position requires ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of instruments, implants or new equipment.  


Under the direction of the Renown Infection Prevention this position is responsible for performing in-services, audits, sharing expertise to ensure business is operating efficiently with a focus on quality. This position provides quality and knowledgeable coordination of case scheduling, new products, surgeons, surgical and sterile processing staff and vendors.


Key roles and responsibilities of the OR Liaison:


• Communicate daily with OR/SPD leadership

• Review daily surgery schedule with OR leadership/team leads to determine instrument needs

• Routinely perform case care audits to ensure accuracy of items pulled for the procedure per the preference card

• Serve as a point person with the OR/SPD personnel and physicians to resolve issues.

• Communicate with SPD staff to monitor priority lists and communicate turnover needs

• Routinely perform post case cart audit to help identify instrument issues that may occur post case.

• Perform instrument tray QA audits to help ensure accurate instrument sets are being delivered by the SPD department.

• Interact with vendors or sales representatives as needed

• Provide daily feedback to coordinators/SPD department of issues and operations barriers. 




The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.




Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred




Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Bachelor’s degree healthcare related field preferred.


Minimum five years as surgical technician or sterile processing technician. 




Certification in Sterile Processing or Surgical Tech required

Computer / Typing:

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.  




Renown Health exists to make a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities we serve. And it is through your passion that this mission is made real every day. The relationship with employees is the foundation for success as we proceed with our strategic direction. We strive to build upon this solid partnership by offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the diverse needs of employees and their family members.

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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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    401(k) Company Match

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    Flexibile Work Environment

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Renown Health is northern Nevada's healthcare leader and Reno's only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. We are an entire network of hospitals, primary care offices, urgent care centers, lab services, medical specialties, and x-ray and imaging services - with more than 7,000 nurses, doctors and care providers dedicated to the health and well-being of our community.

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