Managing the 24/7 operation of the Central Processing Department. Assuring daily operations in Central Processing are performed in a timely and cost effective manner and that all services fulfill the needs of the patients, operating rooms, outside clinics, physicians and staff. Monitoring inventory and utilization levels to ensure adequate availability of patient care and treatment materials. Developing and ensuring conformance with policies and procedures related to the handling, sterilization, cleaning, maintenance, storage, and assembly of patient care supplies, equipment and instruments.
The level of knowledge typically acquired through completion of two years of occupationally specific education or an Associate's degree in Surgical Technology, Central Processing or a closely related field with at least five years experience as a sterile processing technician and one year of supervisory experience. Bachelor’s Degree, preferred. Central Processing Technician certification is REQUIRED. Central Processing Manager certification must be completed within one year of employment if not yet certified. The ability to effectively manage the employees within assigned unit/department. Communication skills in order to effectively deal with conflicting views or issues and mediate fair solutions, and well developed writing skills. The ability to interact and coordinate with employees, vendors, surgeons and nursing staff. The ability to collect data and collate QI reports
Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)