To be fully engaged in providing No Harm / Quality, Customer Experience, and Stewardship by providing support to the management team in the daily operation of the department and to ensure a high level of quality and efficiency from the Sterile Processing team.
Serves as an expert resource by effectively leading a multi-skilled team utilizing team-building and communication skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of disciplinary policies. Securely maintains confidential information, personnel files, supporting documents and all other personnel matters as required by law.
Assures that mandatory programs are completed by associates.
Coordinates resources: Interviews, hires and disciplines associates as appropriate.
Professional development of staff.
In-service training programs.
Assumes responsibility of the department in the absence of manager.
Guides associates to areas of production priority based on customer needs, work volume.
Ensure that there is adequate staffing for each shift. Administers housekeeping duties within the department.
Performs decontamination, proper assembly, wrapping, sterilizing and distribution functions of instrumentation and equipment within quality standards to meet daily case schedule at assigned facility as based on reported errors and/or instances of instruments not ready for case.
Knowledgeable of instruments.
Maintains and updates instrument count sheets, computer records, and manuals.
Discusses requests for changes with OR supervisor(s) and/or surgeons to provide for the most efficient use of time and materials.
Maintains adequate supply of backup instruments for the OR. Orders instruments as required through Contract and Supply Chain. Discusses requests for new or additional instrumentation with OR supervisor(s)/management or surgeons to ascertain specific needs and ensure efficient use of available instruments.
Attends and participates in scheduled meetings and committees as directed.
Demonstrates initiative combined with rapidity and accuracy with preparing supplies and instruments within a limited time frame.
Reviews department performance measures and educates department associates to meet goals.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Certification from IAHCSMM preferred.
Must be able to read and write in the English language for effective communication and record keeping.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Knowledgeable of computers
Sound organizational skills to include time management and problem solving.
Must have visual acuity and hand-eye coordination.
Must have corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
Must be able to lift, turn, pull, and push equipment up to 90% of the assigned shift.
Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds unassisted up to 33% of the assigned shift
Must be able to stand, walk, bend, and stoop up to 90% of assigned shift
Potential for exposure to biohazardous waste, and known or unknown diseases.