NOW HIRING! Manager, Sterile Processing in South Bend, IN
15th June, 2020
Job Type: Direct
Reports to the Director, Patient Care Services. Manages the sterile preparation, distribution and storage of surgical supplies and equipment. Manages, organizes and administers assigned associates and department resources and processes. Ensures smooth interaction between Sterile Processing, Surgery and other departments. Ensures optimal sterile processing performance; through quality control and quality assurance of all Sterile Processing activities and equipment. Monitors and reports equipment operational status. Recommends equipment changes, upgrades and additions to meet manufacturers' instructions for use (IFU) for all items processed. Assures departmental standards of operation and policies are in compliance with regulatory and professional agencies, including but not limited to CMS, TCJ, AAMI, AORN, APIC.
Education and Experience
The above level of knowledge, skills and abilities are acquired through the successful completion of an Associate's Degree. Bachelor's degree is in business, manufacturing, healthcare administration, public health, health sciences is preferred or 5 to 10 years’ experience in an acute care Level 1 or Level 2 trauma hospital. Current Sterile Processing Technician certification (CRCST) from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required. One (1) year of supervisory experience in a union environment preferred. Certification in Leadership. Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) within 18 months of hire.
Knowledge & Skills
Requires knowledge and skills related to processes including LEAN, 5S concepts and project management.
Must have or obtain a thorough knowledge of decontamination, preparation, sterilization, packaging and distribution of sterile and non-sterile surgical supplies, equipment and instruments for the Sterile Processing Department.
Demonstrates well developed managerial and leadership skills and labor relations knowledge necessary to organize and direct the personnel and activities necessary to ensure the effective and safe processing and handling of sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment.
Requires analytical skills necessary to effectively evaluate department needs and inventory reports and prepare materials and operating budgets.
Demonstrates interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, management, user departments, etc.
Demonstrates well developed communication skills, both verbal and written to articulate ideas clearly and concisely with staff and user departments.
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification required within one year of hire.
Works in an office and sterile processing environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, certain undesirable objects to handle and possible exposure to biohazards.
Accesses surgical environment as need arises.
Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential duties of the position.