Basic Function: Supervise the operation of the Sterile Processing Department and ensure sterilization processes meet all Federal, State, and local regulatory/advisory agency requirements. Uses root cause analysis to problem solve and identify process issues following up to assure problem resolution has occurred. Develop, implement and facilitate procedures to ensure the availability of supplies and equipment for the Operating Room inventory and the case cart system. Acts as resource for affiliate and satellite facilities in instrument selection, processing, and helps to standardize sterilization processes at office locations. Promotes staff education, certification, and the development of safe sterilization practices under the guides of the national certifying agencies.
Qualifications: •High School Diploma or equivalent required, Associate Degree degree preferred. •Three years' experience in aseptic techniques and sterilization processes. •Experience with supply chain management preferred. •Operating Room experience is preferred. •Sterile Processing certification preferred. Must be able to obtain Sterile Processing certification within the first 12 months upon accepting the job role. •Two years of progressive leadership experience with managing staff and department operations. •Demonstrated knowledge of infection control practices, Operating Room procedures, and materials/supply handling. •Creative thinking, problem solving and analytical abilities. •Excellent verbal and written communication skills. •Thorough knowledge of supplies, instruments and equipment used in Operating Room, Labor and Delivery, Emergency Room, Critical Care and specialty units. •Experience with automated case cart processes and electronic instrument systems. •Computer skills which include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). •Customer focused and committed to continuous quality improvement. •Ability to resolve problems and conflicts in a manner mutually agreeable to all parties.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience - 60k-95k
Our expanding OR offers a challenging and rewarding position as a Manager of Sterile Process and OR Supply Chain. Don't miss the chance to lead and become a vital part of our growing close-knit organization. Our Sterile Processing Department strives to reflect a culture of collaboration, passion, and honor.
We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the mos...t successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. Lexington Medical Center is one of the top surgical centers in the region performing more than 23,000 surgeries each year. Lexington Medical Center is a 428-bed hospital in West Columbia, South Carolina. It anchors a health care network that includes six community medical centers and employs a staff of more than 6,500 health care professionals. The network also has cardiovascular and oncology care affiliated with Duke Health, an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and more than 65 physician practices. Lexington Medical Center operates one of the busiest Emergency departments in South Carolina, treating nearly 85,000 patients each year. Lexington Medical Center is currently undergoing the largest hospital expansion in South Carolina history by creating a new patient tower that will open in 2019. Lexington Medical Center has a reputation for the highest quality care. We’ve been named Columbia’s “Best Place to Have a Baby”, “Best Hospital” and one of the “Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S.” Honors all made possible by a dedicated, talented team of healthcare professionals and staff.
Our mission is the same as it was when we opened our doors in 1971: to provide quality health services that meet the needs of our community. We believe that commitment to the health of our community really makes a difference — and we show it every day.
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