For the eighth year in a row, we have been named the Best Hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report and were honored to be listed as one of the Commercial Appeal’s "Top Work Places" for 2018 for the sixth year in a row. We finished second in the large employer category of companies with more than 500 employees.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Memphis, TN with locations and partners across the Mid-South. Throughout our history, we have remained affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our faith inspire us to serve our patients and improve the health of our entire community.
We are currently seeking a SPD Manager for the OR
at Methodist Germantown Hospital
OPERATING ROOM – STERILE PROCESSING
This position manages activities for the sterile processing & distribution area in accordance with professional and MLH standards of practice. Responsible for decontamination, inspection, preparation, packaging, sterilization, storage, and distribution. Serves as primary liaison between SPD and the OR. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
We set the standard for compassionate patient and family-centered care in every interaction, whether it’s greeting a patient or performing a procedure.
Our culture is ingrained in our organization, where each associate can make a difference in the lives of others—and enjoy his or her job.
Methodist hires the best people, so we can treat our patients well!
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Thorough knowledge of standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, clean, inspect, assemble, package, sterilize, store and distribute items and instrumentation within applicable Federal, State and other regulatory agencies.
Detail oriented with excellent organizational and documentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and capable of communicating and coordinating with multiple constituents.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel).
Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
Ability to understand and interpret regulations and standard operating procedures to ensure compliance.
Ability to establish and maintain relationships, especially with physicians and OR leaders.
Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects and to maintain control of own and others’ work flow.
Ability to work without close supervision or professional guidance and to exercise independent judgment.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Plans, organizes, implements, and coordinates activities and technical services for sterile processing; monitors activities to ensure standards and objectives are being met; implements plans to keep operations moving smoothly.
Serves as primary liaison between SPD and the OR to meet service needs and facilitate resolution of problems.
Ensures instruments are processed, labeled, and stored correctly.
Coordinates the preventative maintenance of equipment with Biomed.
Manages relationships with vendors that supply products and services. Ensures that vendors meet or exceed their contractual obligations by delivering quality products and services on time.
Responsible for department metrics related to compliance and standards in instrument and equipment processing turnover times.
Plans and schedules work ensuring distribution of assignments and adequate staffing based on workload and productivity standards.
Manages the activities of Associates; monitors Associates performance and clarifies work expectations, and assists with goal setting; promotes cooperation among individuals and groups.
Develops and implements orientation, training and education to ensure that staff maintains competency-based knowledge and skills in sterile processing tasks. Provides orientation in policies and procedures regarding infection control, safety, attire, personal hygiene, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
Develops and maintains training and procedure manuals for all aspects of sterile processing related to approved protocols. Validates, documents, and tracks training and associate competency.
Assists in the preparation of the expense budgets for assigned area(s), monitors and authorizes expenditures within budget limits. Assists in the development and implementation of capital budget and plans to control costs and improve department operations.
Maintains performance standards to include quality assessment/improvement programs. Integrates and applies pertinent aspects of performance improvement programs into professional practice.
Ensures compliance with organizational, state, federal, and regulatory standards and protocols for Infection Control, OSHA, and exposure to blood-borne pathogens, and protective work practices.
Performs periodic audits, investigates and resolves non-compliance issues.
Works with Materials Manager to order instruments as needed for replacement or repair.
Internal Number: 136279
About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital is a nationally recognized, 319-bed, full service hospital located in a community setting.
• U.S. News and World Report, Best Regional Hospital
• 2018 Fortune magazine list of the Top 100 Best Places to Work For®.
• DNV-GL Certified Hospital