Assoc Dir Central Sterile Proc | Central Service

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Assoc Dir Central Sterile Proc
Job ID: 7303
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Professional / Management
Winston-Salem, NCProfessional / Management, Medical, Healthcare7/9/2014Associate Director, Central Sterile Processing JOB SUMMARY: Position provides 24/7 strategic leadership, direction, support, accountability, and management of the Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD), including the surgical services supply chain functions, including equipment...

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Associate Director, Central Sterile Processing

JOB SUMMARY: Position provides 24/7 strategic leadership, direction, support, accountability, and management of the Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD), including the surgical services supply chain functions, including equipment reprocessing/distribution, decontamination processes, and sterile processing in compliance with applicable regulatory standards. The position reviews and evaluates department performance reports, usage reports and other fiscal documents for adherence to hospital goals and directives. The position is also responsible for quality and functional excellence and assists the Director, Supply Chain, in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in business, healthcare administration or nursing, and five years experience in sterile processing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in acute-care sterile processing environment preferred. Experience with clinical education or quality processes preferred. Experience in operating room as a technical, LPN or RN preferred.

REPORTS TO: Director, Supply Chain

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Sterile Processing certification from IAHCSMM or CDSPD or surgical technology certification.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Please list 10-12 accountabilities with no bullet points)
1. In a leadership capacity, supervises CSPD technicians and CSPD staff to achieve established operational performance and quality goals. Manages all collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection, distribution and inventory management of equipment, supplies, and sets managed by CSPD.

2. Maintains continued education and proficiency in the field of Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars. Serves as a technical expert regarding product reprocessing, decontamination, and sterilization for the Medical Center. Demonstrates correct department processes and procedures to staff. Protects self, co-workers and facility by following approved policies and procedure to prevent the spread of bloodborne and/or airborne diseases(s).

3. Ensures optimal sterile processing performance through quality control and quality assurance of all CSPD activities and equipment. Assures departmental standards of operation and policies are in compliance with regulatory and professional agencies, including but not limited to CMS, TJC, AAMI, AORN, and APIC. Recommends equipment changes, upgrades and additions to meet manufacturer's instructions for use (IFU) for all items processed.

4. Develops a comprehensive departmental orientation for new staff. Routinely coordinates training and competency validation for all staff. Ensures staff work is performed within prescribed technical and safety standards. Provides or coordinates instructions and in-service on new products, procedures and equipment to maintain patient and staff safety. Ensures staff attends technical and mandatory training/education.

5. Schedules staff and work to ensure cases have instruments and equipment when needed. Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets. Maintains reports in appropriate cycles for department performance and staff attendance.

6. In coordination with Surgical Services leadership, maintains adequate inventory of equipment to meet Medical Center requirements. Analyze inventory reports and surplus inventory lists to determine the need for improvement in control methods, and directs the initiation of corrective measures to restore satisfactory inventory balance and investment. Provides proactive recommendations to tray configuration changes and changes to instrumentation inventory levels.

7. Provides on-going and effective communication with physicians, hospital/clinic department management, staff and vendor representatives. Represents Supply Chain department by attending appropriate department meetings. Provides face-to-face interaction with surgeons and staff during problem resolution opportunities.

8. Presents applicable and relevant sterile processing information and data to senior leadership, physicians, clinicians, and staff in timely and efficient manner. Proactively works with OR personnel including surgeons, clinical coordinators and OR administration to improve processes and workflow related to OR Sterile Processing.

9. Recommends and manages modifications to established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection prevention standards as applicable to central processing and/or supply chain management activities.

10. Utilizes instrument tracking system to effectively manage the flow of work within the department, evaluate employees, and track inventory data.

11. Analyzes EMR data to determine IUSS (flash) rates and proactively addresses opportunities for reduction.

12. Manages a thriving workplace environment through team building exercises and staff development.

13. Assists the Director, Supply Chain, in major project initiatives and makes decisions on behalf of the department in the absence of the Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive/expert knowledge regarding instrumentation/processing/sterilization and case carts
Demonstrated experience in managing instrument inventory and management
Experience with developing strong team environment
Ability to serve as a role model for training and teaching in the clinical setting
Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships as required in the surgical services environment
Basic knowledge of surgical procedures and the instruments necessary for high volume procedures
Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload
Ability to get things done through and with other people
Skill in coaching, counseling and developing the functional and supervisory skills of others
Ability to cope well under emergency and stressful conditions
Ability to converse and interact with various health care professionals
Strong analytical and budgeting skills
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong decision making skills
Strong management and labor relations background
A proven (and documented) track record of success in the field of Sterile Processing
Ability to analyze and solve problems

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Works with confidential information
Subject to stressful conditions
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Moderate noise environment
Clean, well-lit, comfortable climate
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens

Associate Director, Central Sterile Processing

FLSA Status: Exempt
Original Date: June 2014
Last Revision:

JOB SUMMARY: Position provides 24/7 strategic leadership, direction, support, accountability, and management of the Central Sterile Processing Department (CSPD), including the surgical services supply chain functions, including equipment reprocessing/distribution, decontamination processes, and sterile processing in compliance with applicable regulatory standards. The position reviews and evaluates department performance reports, usage reports and other fiscal documents for adherence to hospital goals and directives. The position is also responsible for quality and functional excellence and assists the Director, Supply Chain, in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master?s degree in business, healthcare administration or nursing, and five years? experience in sterile processing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in acute-care sterile processing environment preferred. Experience with clinical education or quality processes preferred. Experience in operating room as a technical, LPN or RN preferred.

REPORTS TO: Director, Supply Chain

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Sterile Processing certification from IAHCSMM or CDSPD or surgical technology certification.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Please list 10-12 accountabilities with no bullet points)
1. In a leadership capacity, supervises CSPD technicians and CSPD staff to achieve established operational performance and quality goals. Manages all collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection, distribution and inventory management of equipment, supplies, and sets managed by CSPD.

2. Maintains continued education and proficiency in the field of Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars. Serves as a technical expert regarding product reprocessing, decontamination, and sterilization for the Medical Center. Demonstrates correct department processes and procedures to staff. Protects self, co-workers and facility by following approved policies and procedure to prevent the spread of bloodborne and/or airborne diseases(s).

3. Ensures optimal sterile processing performance through quality control and quality assurance of all CSPD activities and equipment. Assures departmental standards of operation and policies are in compliance with regulatory and professional agencies, including but not limited to CMS, TJC, AAMI, AORN, and APIC. Recommends equipment changes, upgrades and additions to meet manufacturer's instructions for use (IFU) for all items processed.

4. Develops a comprehensive departmental orientation for new staff. Routinely coordinates training and competency validation for all staff. Ensures staff work is performed within prescribed technical and safety standards. Provides or coordinates instructions and in-service on new products, procedures and equipment to maintain patient and staff safety. Ensures staff attends technical and mandatory training/education.

5. Schedules staff and work to ensure cases have instruments and equipment when needed. Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets. Maintains reports in appropriate cycles for department performance and staff attendance.

6. In coordination with Surgical Services leadership, maintains adequate inventory of equipment to meet Medical Center requirements. Analyze inventory reports and surplus inventory lists to determine the need for improvement in control methods, and directs the initiation of corrective measures to restore satisfactory inventory balance and investment. Provides proactive recommendations to tray configuration changes and changes to instrumentation inventory levels.

7. Provides on-going and effective communication with physicians, hospital/clinic department management, staff and vendor representatives. Represents Supply Chain department by attending appropriate department meetings. Provides face-to-face interaction with surgeons and staff during problem resolution opportunities.

8. Presents applicable and relevant sterile processing information and data to senior leadership, physicians, clinicians, and staff in timely and efficient manner. Proactively works with OR personnel including surgeons, clinical coordinators and OR administration to improve processes and workflow related to OR Sterile Processing.

9. Recommends and manages modifications to established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection prevention standards as applicable to central processing and/or supply chain management activities.

10. Utilizes instrument tracking system to effectively manage the flow of work within the department, evaluate employees, and track inventory data.

11. Analyzes EMR data to determine IUSS (flash) rates and proactively addresses opportunities for reduction.

12. Manages a thriving workplace environment through team building exercises and staff development.

13. Assists the Director, Supply Chain, in major project initiatives and makes decisions on behalf of the department in the absence of the Director. Performs other duties as assigned.

SKILLS&QUALIFICATIONS:
Extensive/expert knowledge regarding instrumentation/processing/sterilization and case carts
Demonstrated experience in managing instrument inventory and management
Experience with developing strong team environment
Ability to serve as a role model for training and teaching in the clinical setting
Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships as required in the surgical services environment
Basic knowledge of surgical procedures and the instruments necessary for high volume procedures
Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload
Ability to get things done through and with other people
Skill in coaching, counseling and developing the functional and supervisory skills of others
Ability to cope well under emergency and stressful conditions
Ability to converse and interact with various health care professionals
Strong analytical and budgeting skills
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong decision making skills
Strong management and labor relations background
A proven (and documented) track record of success in the field of Sterile Processing
Ability to analyze and solve problems

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Works with confidential information
Subject to stressful conditions
Handles absentee replacement on short notice
Moderate noise environment
Clean, well-lit, comfortable climate
Handles emergency or crisis situations
Subject to many interruptions
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Exposure to bloodborne pathogens

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