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Supervisor Sterile Processing

Location: San Francisco, CA Job Number: 697987 Date posted: 06/12/2018
Description: Supervises the day to day operations of the Sterile Processing Department on all shifts. The Sterile Processing Department is responsible for the Decontamination, Set Assembly/Preparation, and Sterilization of all medical equipment, surgical instrumentation, and operating room Case Carts.

Essential Functions:
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient practices for decontamination, instrument assembly, and sterilization of all reprocessed instruments and equipment. Monitors and maintains a safe work environment. Twenty four hour accountability for all personnel and activities occurring in the Sterile Processing Department.
  • Provides direct and effective supervision to ensure timely delivery of clean and/or sterile instrumentation and medical equipment. Maintains adequate department staffing levels to ensure daily operation services to the Operating Room. Monitors, maintains, and records all department quality assurance systems activities in accordance with departmental and facility policy; The Joint Commission, OSHA and Title 22 regulations and requirements.
  • Partners with the Sterile Processing Site Manager in evaluating change in policies and procedures, and implements appropriate systems to accommodate these changes. Conducts departmental orientation, training, skills review, and assists Site Manager with educational programs to maintain high staff performance standards. Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies, preventing waste and controlling costs. Assists management with payroll, non-payroll and capital budgets. Assists management, as assigned, in developing and reporting quality assurance reports to appropriate committees.
  • Provides for ongoing communications with staff and ancillary departments; provides a forum for staff involvement in problem identification and resolution. Attends management meetings locally and Regionally as assigned. Participates in medical center and nursing committees, as assigned, in order to share information, problem solve, and evaluate the impact of services to receiving departments. Meets regularly with management to share information regarding department activities.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.

  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of experience in Sterile Processing and/or Operating Room.
    Education
  • Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field (preferably in sterile processing or operating room).
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Data processing experience required.
  • Maintain membership with a National Sterile Processing Organization is preferred (American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).
  • Knowledge of sterile processing and regulatory requirements.
  • PC skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Sterile processing technician and/or sterile processing manager certification strongly preferred from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
  • Maintain membership with a National Sterile Processing Organization is preferred (American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).
    Primary Location: California,San Francisco,San Francisco 2425 Geary Hospital 2425 Geary Blvd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri * May include weekends and after hours Working Hours Start: 7:00 AM Working Hours End: 3:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Perioperative Services Mgmt (Sterile Processing) Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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