Janice Griffin, CRCST, CSIT, CFER, CSPDS
Consultant, Sterile Processing and Endoscopy Expert
Janice is a highly accomplished professional with 35 years of experience in the sterile processing and flexible scopes reprocessing field. She is a national expert with comprehensive knowledge and experience in surgical instrumentation, cleaning procedures, disinfection, sterilization, and the care, handling, disassembly and assembly of hospital equipment, surgical instruments, and GI endo flexible scope reprocessing. Janice has been successful developing training modules, writing program curriculums, performing as a didactic and clinical Instructor.
She holds certifications as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), a Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER), a Certified Surgical Instrument Technician (CSIT) and a Certified Sterile Processing Supervisor (CSPS). Janice has actively participated in process improvement with intradepartmental staff streamlining case cart system, reengineering SPD processes, reducing inventory producing cost savings within Sterile Processing, Endoscopy and the Operating Room. Janice was credited with playing a key role in helping a hospital resume business after it had been cited and partially shutdown for breaches in equipment sterilization and HLD processes. At this hospital she implemented regulatory and accrediting standards, continuous quality improvement program for the SPD department, provided the necessary enhancing skills to staff, re-engineered the production throughput and re-established best practice that satisfied the required improvements for the hospital to resume the OR caseload. Janice is committed to the monitoring and training of interdepartmental staff in the proper cleaning, decontamination and sterilization practices.
Janice actively participated and served with the NYC Central Service Association chapter holding the positions of President and Past President. She is a current member of the New York City Association of Central Service Professionals (NYCACSP), The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM), the New Jersey Hospital Central Service Association (NJHCSA) and the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).