Responsible for the frontline supervision of SPD techs. Assigns employees to tasks and reassigns as necessary to reflect changes in staffing, census, nursing or operating room services needs. This position reviews employees work to ensure staff maintain supplies at sufficient par levels so that staff may provide quality service and insures that all equipment, instrumentation, and associated processes are met to insure patient safety and physician satisfaction. Is responsible for counseling and/or disciplinary action including performance issues, working directly with human resources along with maintaining documentation. Writes, approves and reviews all CAT's with staff.
Responsibilities include problem resolution relating to the department, hospital, medical and administrative staff. Oversees all QA projects verifying documentation is completed relating to JCAHO, AAMI, DHS, and OSHA standards. Incumbent oversees and supervises the purchasing, receiving, distribution and billing of all supplies related to Sterile Processing and items which support the operating rooms. Oversees all training of staff for new equipment and instruments and documents as required by regulatory agencies and hospital policy.
Works directly with and advises AUM's and physicians in the operating rooms to ensure that the correct product and instrument levels are maintained to ensure that OR time is not impacted by delays or missing instruments. Incumbent evaluates staffing requirements and provides input to budget needs and manpower staffing either to increase or decrease based on nursing and department needs.
3 years hospital Central Service/Sterile Processing experience, 5 years preferred.
Advanced knowledge of aseptic and Sterile Processing techniques.
Certification from a recognized certification organization (IAHCSMM, CSPDT).
High School Graduate or equivalent required, Associates degree preferred.
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (AHCSM) or (Certified Board Sterile Processing Department) CBSPD certification in leadership preferred or ability to obtain within 12 months.