We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Director-Sterile Processing.
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for directing all operations of the Central Sterile Processing Department at Tisch, Kimmel, HCC, ACC, and OSC. Ensures management and staff provide the highest quality sterile and high-level disinfected instrumentation, supplies and equipment in compliance with The Joint Commission, federal, state, local requirements and standard and recommended practices from AAMI and AORN. Designs and evaluates processes to improve systems and patient care results. Manages department safety and risk management. Monitors and reports compliance with sterilization and high-level disinfection mandatory testing processes in the medical center and satellite areas.
Partners with senior leadership and perioperative leadership to set department strategy and measurable, performance-based goals
Creates and demonstrates knowledge of department policies & procedures regarding sterilization/high-level disinfection and consistently articulates same to staff, management, nursing, and physicians
Oversees the decontamination, cleaning, assembly, sterilization and high-level disinfection of all reusable instrumentation in the medical facility and satellite areas
Maintains awareness of current regulatory requirements. Ensures department policies and procedures are in compliance with all applicable regulations and standards
Participates in organizational committees including: Perioperative Management Committee, Infection Prevention and Surveillance Committee, and CSPD/OR Regulatory Committee
Monitors financial performance and identifies and implements strategies to reduce cost and improve quality of care/service
Ensures all equipment is maintained according to manufacturer’s specifications. Periodically evaluates condition, function and appropriateness of existing equipment, and makes recommendations to the Senior Director for replacement and upgrading as necessary. Establishes and monitors cost containment efforts throughout the department
Manages and resolves human resource, labor relations and employee issues
Determines the appropriate staffing patterns for the department and develops processes to screen, interview, hire, train, and maintain the competency of all Sterile Processing Department staff
Collaborates with clinic and hospital managers and educators to assure staff competency and compliance with sterilization/high-level disinfection processes, documentation, record keeping, standards of practice and policies
Directly supervises the managers and oversees the supervision of the entire staff of the Department. Ensures assignments are understood and institutes appropriate follow-up with the Manager to ensure the desired outcomes are reached. Allocates resources appropriately so that assignments can be accomplished
Bachelor’s degree Healthcare related field or a combination of similar education and experience
A minimum of a 5 years of progressive leadership experience
High level of analytical skills to make management decisions at the department level and make recommendations for consideration of departmental issues
5 years of CSPD experience
Lean Six Sigma or industrial engineering experience
Proficient in MS Office
Requires knowledge of teaching methods and counseling techniques in order to direct the growth of department personnel
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.