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Supervisor Sterile Processing

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   4/12/2017
Job Title: 
Supervisor Sterile Processing
Job Category:   Clinical:Central Supply Svcs/Sterilization
Location:   Federal Way
Job Description:   **Supervisor Sterile Processing** **Description** This job is responsible for supervising all processes and staffing related to the decontamination, assembly and sterilization of instrumentation and case cart assembly for sterile processing stakeholders (e.g. Family Birth Center, GI, ER, ICU and outside vendors), ensuring that all activities are conducted in a cost-effective and efficient manner and are compliant with manufacturer recommendations, professional standards, internal policies/standards/procedures and applicable regulatory requirements. Work is strongly focused on identifying/ensuring customer/patient satisfaction through timely and effective infection control processes, sterility assurance and product availability and an incumbent is accountable for keeping potential risk for infection at a minimum by monitoring all phases of reprocessing devices and reusable equipment.Work includes: 1) overseeing instrument inventory management, including maintenance/use of associated technology/automated systems for instrument management, tracking and reporting; 2) assuring the on-time availability of sterile instrumentation for future cases (pre-planning); 3) supervising, training and evaluating assigned staff, including identifying/addressing performance management issues; 4) providing analytics/data to support the approval of supplies/equipment purchasing requests; and 5) troubleshooting/resolving sterile processing issues escalated to first-level management. An incumbent participates in budget administration, and is responsible for monitoring/controlling expenses and maintaining costs within approved budget parameters, and collaborating with clinical areas that use sterilized devices and equipment to ensure patient needs are met. Work requires advanced knowledge of surgical instrument and power systems, and the standards, processes and equipment relating to decontamination, preparation, sterilization and distribution of surgical instruments, trays, and related equipment. Also requires knowledge of current science-based literature/methodologies for infection control as relates to sterile processing activities. An incumbent will apply standards relating to employee supervision, human relations and continuous performance improvement, safety/risk management and quality/expense control in the overall coordination and supervision of the assigned functions. Essential Functions Operations: * Supervises and evaluates the operations/services of the sterile processing function to ensure that all activities are conducted in a timely/cost-effective manner and in accordance with organizational values, internal policies/standards/procedures, and/or applicable regulatory requirements; modifies work-flow processes and/or auditing functions as necessary to improve performance/productivity and customer service; ensures that work unit activities, productivity, and/or quality indicators are documented in accordance with CHI-FH guidelines; troubleshoots emergent issues and resolves per established guidelines; ensures that appropriate automated systems are maintained in a timely and accurate manner; produces reports on key performance indices and other significant benchmarking metrics to CHI-FH Leadership as required; collaborates with other departments to address and resolve problems, share information and enhance overall effectiveness/productivity; maintains patient safety by ensuring appropriate policies, procedures are implemented for the cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of reusable medical devices. * Assists in the development and updating of policies, procedures, workflows, tools and action plans; recommends, implements and evaluates new/revised standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, training materials and/or general communications in support of assigned functional area. * Participates in budget planning/administration relative to assigned responsibilities; provides management with data/analytics relative to purchasing of supplies/equipment; monitors work schedules to control overtime and/or premium pay; monitors/approves expenditures within defined scope of responsibility, including instrument repair/replacement costs; explains variances and addresses in a timely manner; informs manager of all issues with potential for budgetary impact. Staff Supervision and Development: * Schedules, supervises and evaluates the work of assigned staff engaged in sterilizing/processing equipment/supplies and in setting up surgical instrument trays in accordance with established procedures; assists in identifying adequate staffing levels for appropriate coverage to meet budgetary and operational objectives; adjusts staffing as needed during shift(s) to meet customer needs; interviews job candidates and makes employment and other personnel decisions in accordance with established guidelines; orients employees and holds regular staff meetings to keep employees appraised of all matters relevant to successful job performance; develops and delivers ongoing continuing education programs to ensure that employees possess the knowledge/skills necessary to meet new/changing standards and requirements; approves timecards; communicates performance standards and evaluates employee performance; counsels employees, providing constructive feed back and recognizing results achieved; participates in performance management activities and resolves technical issues referred by subordinates as beyond their scope of authority. Monitors Compliance: * Interprets, and monitors compliance with, applicable internal/external legal and regulatory agreements, standards and requirements; keeps abreast of changing regulatory requirements/regulations, professional standards and competitive industry practices impacting assigned functions, as well as organizational initiatives/changes with potential to impact current operations; monitors impact on existing activities and identifies/implements effective response/solution while maintaining acceptable service levels and work quality keeps abreast of applicable infection control requirements. Performance/Quality Improvement * Monitors and assesses current operations/services to identify opportunities and provide recommendations to management for performance/process improvements initiatives; monitors and assures compliance with safety, infection control, regulatory, sterility standards, inventory control procedures, and established distribution schedules; implements approved changes and ensures that staff receive the necessary on-site training and consultation to enhance their understanding of quality/performance improvement initiatives. Performs related duties as required. **Qualifications** Education/Work Experience Requirements Bachelor’s degree related to the duties of the position and one year experience in the discipline that provides the requisite job knowledge/abilities; OR three years’ experience in the discipline that provides the requisite job knowledge/abilities; OR Master’s degree that provides the requisite job knowledge/abilities. Graduation from an accredited CS Technician course is required. Licensure/Certification * Current certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM); OR current certification as a Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT) through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) at hire, OR within one year of date of hire, is required. * Possession of SPD Supervisor or SPD Manager Certification is preferred. **Job** Management **Primary Location** WASHINGTON-FEDERAL WAY-ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** 6:30am-3pm **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0107533
Job Features:   

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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