To direct daily operations of the Sterile Processing Department at the University of Virginia Health System; including: organizing, staffing and monitoring of work quality. Provide leadership, direction and oversight for the development and implementation of Sterile Processing high level disinfection and sterilization policies, procedures and processes. Responsible for assuring instrumentation, supplies and other key resources are available in a timely manner to support surgical services and other dependent areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assure the standards of operation of the department comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the Virginia Department of Health, Joint Association of Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Commission, and others.
Responsible for the operations and processes associated with the decontaminating, prepping, sterilization of instruments.
Provide direct supervision to SPD personnel. Hire, evaluate the performance and provides corrective action as necessary for SPD personnel. Develops criteria / expectations for staff in meeting goals of the department. Communicates in timely, consistent manner.
Assign and prioritize workload; evaluate, and standardize operating procedures and effectively troubleshoot and resolve issues and problems as they arise.
Review and approve time off requests, monitor attendance and tardiness and ensure adequate coverage for all areas of responsibility.
Encourage, mentor and facilitate the career development of the employees in the department. This includes but is not limited to department orientation, in-service training and continuous education of Sterile Processing staff.
Develop and implement departmental performance improvement activities and assure ongoing staff participation. Review customer feedback, i.e. the Main OR, OPSC, and clinic leaders, in order to respond, compile, and analyze supporting data to implement beneficial procedural changes as appropriate and feasible.
Act as a champion of the SPM Instrument Tracking System. Perform system administrator duties and utilize and maintain the system. Utilize the system's reporting capabilities to identify opportunities for improvements within the department.
Ensure the physical environment is maintained. Establish and enforce fire and safety regulations for the area, following established protocols and ensuring compliance with JCAHO, OSHA, AAMI and Hospital guidelines.
Identify areas for self-improvement and actively seeks opportunities to strengthen and expand skills and abilities. Attend seminars and training sessions to maintain appropriate level of professional competency.
Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent required, Associate’s Degree Preferred.
Experience: 3 years progressive leadership experience within sterile processing required, preferable in a hospital setting. 5 years’ experience working within sterile processing.
License/Certification: CRCST (Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician) with IAHCSMM required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 37702
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UVA Health System offers the best combination of professional opportunity and quality of life in the nation. Join our team, and you’ll work on the kind of cases that will challenge you and grow your career. You’ll become a member of an elite group of medical professionals. Sound too good to be true...? Don’t take our word for it. U.S. News & World Report just named us the #1 hospital in Virginia for the second consecutive year.
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