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  • Sterile Processing Supervisor

    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/21/2019 9:06 PM)
    Location : Location
    US-CA-San Gabriel
  • Overview

    The Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible for the direction and overall operations of the Sterile Processing department (SPD). Ensures all instruments, O.R., Labor & Delivery, and hospital wide are cleaned, sterilized, and assembled following regulatory and hospital standards.  She/he maintains high levels of service and quality. This position is responsible for SPD staff supervision and development, quality of SPD work performed, and maintaining effective inter-departmental relations within the SPD.

    The Sterile Processing Supervisor, in collaboration with the Infection Control Director, is responsible to develop and maintain an environment that supports quality care in the processing of instrumentation and equipment for the hospital.  This position will manage the Sterile Processing line by aligning operations and performance improvement training, and capital equipment purchase and maintenance.  The position is accountable for maintaining compliance with all applicable Joint Commission, County, State, and Federal agencies laws, regulations and standards.

    Responsibilities

    • The supervisor in Sterile Processing assumes the responsibility and accountability for the application of clinical practice to the instrumentation and equipment utilized by clinicians in the care of hospitalized patient.
    • The supervisor in Sterile Processing demonstrates independent thinking and performance ability in directing the processing, maintenance and dispensing of materials and equipment required by medical and nursing personnel for the care, diagnosis or treatment of patient.
    • She/he is responsible in providing for in-service education, maintaining accurate record of the effectiveness of the various processes, and maintaining quality assurance parameters.
    • The supervisor must maintain a consistent high standard of supplies, equipment and surgical trays and assures that the department will meet or exceed the Joint Commission requirements and be maintained in a cost effective manner.
    • Provides supervision and procedural guidance for Sterile Processing Technicians.
    • Provides input to the director of Peri-Operative Services for Sterile Processing employee education.
    • Reviews the Biological Monitoring log on a daily basis to ensure the proper recording of the daily test.
    • Ensures that the physical environment is clean, safe and attractive for the performance of daily tasks. Sees that monthly cleaning is done on his/her assigned shift.
    • Communicates to the IC Director all incidents, injuries and other information required for the safe, orderly and progressive activities of the department.
    • Demonstrates the ability to organize time, prioritize activities and solve problems.
    • Contributes to the creation and maintenance of a positive and motivating work climate by example and attitude on an ongoing basis.
    • Can perform all functions of a Sterile Processing Technician.
    • Undertakes projects as assigned and when required to assist the department in maximizing the use of its resources.
    • Interacts with other departments to resolve problems as they occur.
    • Attends meetings with and inservice as required and actively participates in assignments as an active member of the department.
    • Can assemble all O.R. and C.S. instrument trays and case carts.
    • Sends instruments for repair following hospital policy.
    • Orders instruments and supplies as required for Sterile Processing.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of departmental goals and objectives.

    Qualifications

    • High School graduate or equivalent.
    • A minimum of five (5) years experience in a sterile processing, operating room or similar setting, including at least two (2) years in a Sterile Processing Supervisory capacity, acquired knowledge of decontamination, and sterilization sciences, case cart systems and medical supplies and surgical equipment required
    • Central Service Materiel Management (CPSBD or IAHCSMM) certification required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of sterile processing, inventory and supply distribution.
    • Bilingual in Spanish (preferred).

    Facility

    San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

    Req ID

    req4326

    Shift

    Days

    Category

    Ancillary

    Position Type

    Regular Full-Time

    Department

    Central Sterilization

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