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MemorialCare Health System

Sterile Processing Supervisor, Sterile Processing - FT/Eves (8hr)

Post Date:Sep 29, 2019Type:Full-Time
Start Date:9/29/2019Salary:
Location:US-CA-Long Beach Job Reference:LON005492

Job Description:

AtMemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare toour communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare.  Across our family ofmedical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees inreaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution,collaboration and accountability.  Whatever your role and whateverexpertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your fullpotential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

TheSterile Processing Supervisor supports all departments of the Medical Center inthe coordination of surgical instrumentation and cleaning activities. Directlyresponsible for the frontline supervision of SPD techs I & II, and SPDCoordinators on the 1st and 2nd shifts. Assigns employees to tasks andreassigns as necessary to reflect changes in staffing, census, nursing oroperating room service needs. This position reviews employee’s work to ensurestaff maintains supplies at sufficient levels so that staff may provide qualityseries and insure that all equipment, instrumentation, and associated processare met to insure patient safety and physician satisfaction. Is responsible forcounseling and/or disciplinary action including termination for performanceissues, working directly with human resources along with maintainingdocumentation. Responsibilities include problem resolution relating todepartment, hospital, medical and administrative staff. Oversees all QAprojects verifying documentation is completed relating to TJC, AAMI, DHS, andOSHA standards.

Additionalresponsibilities include communication and assertive skills necessary tofacilitate the flow of sterile processing/surgical services daily activities.These responsibilities include oversight of the management of the maintenanceof instruments, sterility process and support of resources to patients,visitors, physicians, staff and ancillary personnel. Responsible for theutilization and maintenance of surgical and cleaning supplies, order entryfunctions. Participates in the orientation/training of new personnel andcollaboration with the healthcare team towards achieving fiscal and qualitycare goals and of outcomes for the divisions within surgical services.

Theposition is a leadership position with accountability for ensuring thatAssociation of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Association of PerioperativeRegistered Nurses (AORN), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),Joint Commission, and all regulatory standards from the Department of PublicHealth are strictly adhered to.

Worksdirectly with and advises AUMs and physicians in the Operating Rooms to ensurethat the correct product and instrument levels are maintained to ensure that ORtime is not impacted by delays or missing instruments. Works closely with ORAUMs and management to insure adequate levels of communication and problemsolving are maintained. Incumbent evaluates staffing requirements and providesinput to budget needs and manpower staffing either to increase or decreasebased on nursing and department needs.


Minimum Requirements

  • 3years hospital Central Service/Sterile Processing experience, 5 years preferred
  • Advancedknowledge of aseptic and Sterile Processing techniques
  • Certificationfrom a recognized certification organization (IAHCSMM, CSPDT)
  • HighSchool Graduate or equivalent required, Associates degree preferred
  • InternationalAssociation of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (AHCSM) or(Certified Board Sterile Processing Department) CBSPD certification inleadership preferred or ability to obtain within 12 months.

Job: United States-California-Long Beach
Primary Location:
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Regular
Job Posting: Staff

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