Responsible for personnel supervision and ensuring compliance with Hospital policies and procedures. Acts responsibly in the interest of the Hospital with respect to enforcement and implementation of personnel policies to include adherence to collective bargaining agreements. Evaluates and disciplines employees, makes recommendations with respect to hiring and termination of employment. Oversees staff schedules and work assignments. Handles employee grievances consistent with Hospital policy. Coordinates the work load in the department. Has 24-hour responsibility for operations of the processing, and distribution functions in SPD. Provides supervision and direction for SPD staff. Knowledgeable of supplies and equipment appropriate to every age group (infants/pediatrics/adolescents/adults/geriatrics). Demonstrates ability to direct others and make independent decisions. Manages all surgical services supply systems. Maintains appropriate supply par levels. Works in conjunction with materials management department to provide throughput and efficiency in the surgical services supply chain. Is responsible for ordering and maintaining the system for all specialty supply items within surgical services. Willing to take call.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited program for Registered Nursing. BSN preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico or Compact stateR.N. license. BLS required.
SKILLS: Demonstrated skills and ability in personnel supervision, management decision making, and time management. Must demonstrate proficiency in personnel supervision, scheduling, employee evaluations and implementation of hospital policies and procedures. Must have demonstrated knowledge of surgical instruments. Must have effective oral and written communication skills with individuals and groups. Must be able to orient to function as a staff person in the department.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 5 years Operating Room experience and/or Sterile Processing experience. 3 to 5 years progressive management experience preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director, Surgical Services
- Bloodborne pathogen pathogen C
Works in a clean, well lit, ventilated smoke-free environment. Multiple simultaneous activities required. Exposure to infectious diseases. Subject to varying unpredictable situations.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged extensive or considerable standing/walking. Has knowledge of and uses good body mechanics. Working hours vary, with flexibility required due to unexpected changes in schedule and emergencies. Requires the ability to speak, listen, and develop and communicate written materials.