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Assistant Manager Central Sterile Processing (Capitol Hill, Seattle)

Location: Seattle, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 812270 Date posted: 08/13/2019
Description:

AS THE ASSISTANT MANAGER, YOU WILL LEAD CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS, DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF CHANGE WITHIN AND BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS WITH MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT IN PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES AND EFFICIENCY AS RELATED TO STERILE PROCESSING.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS EXCELLENT VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS; EXCELLENT INTERPERSONAL SKILLS; HAS THE ABILITY TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE, MOTIVATE AND DEVELOP STAFF.


Manages staff and work activities of the Central Sterilization and Reprocessing (CSR) department, which serves the Capitol Hill Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery/Procedure Centers.
Aligns work processes and staff priorities to support the accomplishment of established service agreements, department goals, regulatory obligations and financial, clinical and customer service objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manages and leads staff within the CSR department. Recruits and hires staff certified or eligible for certification. Evaluates performance and provides skills development and education to support achievement of performance standards. Develps and monitors productivity expectations. Works with Perioperative  manager re: change management and other key departmental activities to assure safe implementation. Consults with local managers regarding CSR work/roles in the clinical areas that the CSR department supports, e.g. Procedure Center, specialty and primary care clinics.
  • Participates in development, assessment and improvement of systems for receiving, reprocessing, manufacturing, sterilizing, distributing and disposing of materials, instrumentation, medical devices and equipment, in accordance with organizational objectives.
  • Assures that department meets or exceeds local/state/federal guidelines and regulatory requirements, e.g.OSHA, DOH, CDC, PSAPCA, ANSI/AAMI, AORN, FDA and the KFHPW Infection Control Committee. Develops, monitors and implements the department's quality assurance, safety, disaster, environmental and infection control programs. Remains active in professional organizations and networks with Central Services and peri-operative professionals to stay abreast of new technology, new procedures and performance benchmarking.
  • Collaborates with multiple internal customer departments within the region to contribute to efficiency, financial success and customer service outcomes of the clinical areas. Aligns priorities to meet market goals, establishes clear service level agreements. Assesses, inventories and standardizes the purchase & use across patient areas. Maintains a repository of surplus instruments.
  • Plans and prepares the annual capital and operating budgets for the department. Contributes to ROIs for new expenditures if required. Monitors budget performance monthly and makes adjustments to align with approved budgets.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum one (1) year of management or supervisory experience in a hospital or specialty based Central Services unit, performing instrumentation and equipment processing and case carts.
  • Education
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • CRCST certification by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the mechanics and regulations regarding sterilization and medical device and equipment processing and distribution.
  • Infection Control principles and guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA, PSAPCA, DOH, JCAHO & CDC).
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and lead others in multiple and diverse activities.
  • Excellent organizational, resource utilization, people development and teamwork skills.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Budget development experience.
  • CS Management Certification.
  • Skilled at managing change, system design/redesign, project management and presentatio
  • Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building 201 16th Ave. E Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon - Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 4:00 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: Healthcare / Hospital Operations Department: Central Sterile Processing Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 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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