Manager of Sterile Processing

Confidential Company  •  Chicago, IL and Tucson, AZ

Less than 5 years experience  •  Patient Care

$54K - $85K
Posted on 07/29/17
Chicago, IL
Less than 5 years experience
Patient Care
$54K - $85K
Posted on 07/29/17

MGR, STERILE PROCESSING 10K SIGN ON 

Description:

JOB SUMMARY:  
Reporting to the Director of Surgical Services, the Manager of Sterile Processing is an actively licensed/certified Sterile Processing Technician who is responsible for overseeing operational resources by planning, organizing and providing sterile processing services for the OR and other departments. He/she fosters a supportive, professional environment for staff. Responsible for overseeing inventory control: ordering of supplies, instruments maintenance: care and processing and repair. Responsible for implementation of staffing patterns, work schedules, and provides ongoing in-service to staff members. Functions as a central point of contact for the SPD staff, Infection Control and other nursing departments. The SPD manager supervises the day-to-day operations of the Sterile Processing Department on all shifts. The SPD Department is responsible for Decontamination, Set Assembly/Preparation and Sterilization of all medical equipment. The SPD manager promotes an environment of cooperative staff efforts within the unit and with other units, especially the operating room, as well as maintaining regulatory compliance.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  
1.1 Responsible for the safe and efficient practices for Decontamination, Instrument, Assembly and Sterilization of all reprocessed instruments and equipment.  
1.2 Monitors and maintains a safe work environment.  
1.3 Twenty four (24) hour accountability for all personnel and activities occurring in the Sterile Processing Department.  
1.4 Provides direct and effective supervision to ensure timely delivery of clean and/or sterile equipment.  
1.5 Maintains adequate department staffing levels to ensure daily operation services to the Operating Room.  
1.6 Monitors, maintains and records all department quality assurance systems activities in accordance with departmental and facility policy, The Joint Commission, OSHA and Title 22 regulations and requirements.  
1.7 Partners with the Surgical Services Director in evaluating change in policies and procedures and implements appropriate systems to accommodate these changes.  
1.8 Conducts departmental orientation, training, skills review and assists with educational programs to maintain high staff performance standards.  
1.9 Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies, preventing waste and controlling costs.  
1.10 Assists management, as assigned, in developing and reporting quality assurance reports to appropriate committees.  
1.11 Provides for ongoing communications with staff and ancillary departments.  
1.12 Provides a forum for staff involvement in problem identification and resolution.  
1.13 Attends Huddles for verification and preparation for next days' surgery scheduling.  
1.14 Meets regularly with management to share information regarding department activities.  
1.15 Assists with recruitment and selection of new employees.  
1.16 Actively supports and pursues Quality Improvement for the department and organization.  
1.17 Accepts suggestions for improved performance. Meets established deadlines.  
1.18 Supervises functions of staff in department to meet OSHA, EPA, and AAMI, State and Joint Commission guidelines and standards, as required.  
1.19 Assists with establishing policies and procedures for Decontaminating, Setting up and sterilization of instruments and equipment.  

Qualifications: 

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Surgical Services, the Manager of Sterile Processing is an actively licensed/certified Sterile Processing Technician who is responsible for overseeing operational resources by planning, organizing and providing sterile processing services for the OR and other departments. He/she fosters a supportive, professional environment for staff. Responsible for overseeing inventory control: ordering of supplies, instruments maintenance: care and processing and repair. Responsible for implementation of staffing patterns, work schedules, and provides ongoing in-service to staff members. Functions as a central point of contact for the SPD staff, Infection Control and other nursing departments. The SPD manager supervises the day-to-day operations of the Sterile Processing Department on all shifts. The SPD Department is responsible for Decontamination, Set Assembly/Preparation and Sterilization of all medical equipment. The SPD manager promotes an environment of cooperative staff efforts within the unit and with other units, especially the operating room, as well as maintaining regulatory compliance.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.1Responsible for the safe and efficient practices for Decontamination, Instrument, Assembly and Sterilization of all reprocessed instruments and equipment.

1.2 Monitors and maintains a safe work environment.

1.3 Twenty four (24) hour accountability for all personnel and activities occurring in the Sterile Processing Department.

1.4 Provides direct and effective supervision to ensure timely delivery of clean and/or sterile equipment.

1.5 Maintains adequate department staffing levels to ensure daily operation services to the Operating Room.

1.6 Monitors, maintains and records all department quality assurance systems activities in accordance with departmental and facility policy, The Joint Commission, OSHA and Title 22 regulations and requirements.

1.7 Partners with the Surgical Services Director in evaluating change in policies and procedures and implements appropriate systems to accommodate these changes.

1.8 Conducts departmental orientation, training, skills review and assists with educational programs to maintain high staff performance standards.

1.9 Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies, preventing waste and controlling costs.

1.10 Assists management, as assigned, in developing and reporting quality assurance reports to appropriate committees.

1.11 Provides for ongoing communications with staff and ancillary departments.

1.12 Provides a forum for staff involvement in problem identification and resolution.

1.13 Attends Huddles for verification and preparation for next days' surgery scheduling.

1.14 Meets regularly with management to share information regarding department activities.

1.15 Assists with recruitment and selection of new employees.

1.16 Actively supports and pursues Quality Improvement for the department and organization.

1.17 Accepts suggestions for improved performance. Meets established deadlines.

1.18 Supervises functions of staff in department to meet OSHA, EPA, and AAMI, State and Joint Commission guidelines and standards, as required.

1.19 Assists with establishing policies and procedures for Decontaminating, Setting up and sterilization of instruments and equipment.

Job: Surgery/Surgical

SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS [note: bold skills and certification are required]
Certification from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHC 

Security Clearance Required: No

Visa Candidate Considered: No

COMPENSATION
Base Salary - $54,000 to $85,000
Full-time Benefits - Full 
Relocation Assistance Available - Yes 
Commission Compensation - No 
Bonus Eligible - No 
Overtime Eligible - No 
Interview Travel Reimbursed - No 

CANDIDATE DETAILS
2+ to 5 years experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Vocational
Willingness to Travel - Occasionally

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