Supervises the decontamination, processing, assembly, sterilization and distribution of all instruments, equipment and supplies for the O.R. and other departments as needed. Works closely with internal customers and other stakeholders to streamline workflow using process innovation techniques. Assumes the responsibilities of the SPD manager in his/her absence.
Supervises daily workflow; adjusts staffing levels/task assignments and assists as needed to meet work demands. Creates assignments to constitute proper workflow.
Assists the Sterile Processing Manager in developing and implementing departmental policies and procedures.
Serves as a liaison with O.R. and other departments; Recommends and leads quality and /or process innovation initiatives.
Collects and analyzes data, forms conclusions, and provides reports to the manager as requested. Generates CS monthly statistics.
Develops staff by providing orientation, ongoing feedback, and continuing education programs.
Coaches staff and recommends disciplinary action when appropriate.
Work requires organizational, analytical and communication skills generally acquired through the completion of an Associate’s degree in Nursing, Surgical Technology, Business Management, Health Care Management, or a related field. Additional years of experience above the minimum requirements stated below may substitute for educational requirements on a one to one basis (i.e. one year of experience equals one year of education).
Minimum two (2) years experience in CS/OR required; supervisory experience preferred.
CS/SP technical certification by an approved agency required (or within six months). CHL required in 12 Months. Medical terminology preferred. Must have strong oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to gather and analyze data. Must have intermediate skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.