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Manager Sterile Processing

Location: South San Francisco, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 769797 Date posted: 01/31/2019
Description:

Manages services and departments in providing patient care equipment and surgical instrumentation reprocessing functions including; collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection and distribution. Manages the surgical instrument inventory and supplies supporting departmental activities. Serves as subject matter expert and resource for product reprocessing needs.Develops and ensures compliance with departmental budget. Manages fixed departmental equipment and plant property.  Works collaboratively with other departments and units to ensure efficient, safe and effective instrument and equipment availability. Models excellence in customer service, ensuring the highest standards for both internal and external constituent satisfaction.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises SPD technicians and SPD staff to achieve established operational performance and quality goals.  Manages all: collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection, distribution and inventory management.     

  • Maintains continued education and proficiency in the field of Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars. Serves as a technical expert regarding product reprocessing, decontamination, and sterilization for the facility. Demonstrates correct department processes and procedures to staff.

  • Ensures optimal sterile processing performance; through quality control and quality assurance of all Sterile Processing activities and equipment. Monitors and reports equipment operational status.  Recommends equipment changes, upgrades and additions to meet manufacturer's instructions for use (IFU) for all items processed.

  • Assures departmental standards of operation and policies are in compliance with regulatory and professional agencies, including but not limited to CMS, TJC, AAMI,AORN, APIC.

  • Facilitates the recruitment and selection of department staff.  Provides staff with ongoing feedback and documents appropriately including performance evaluations.

  • Develops a comprehensive departmental orientation for new staff.  Routinely coordinates training and competency validation for all. Ensures staff work is performed within prescribed technical and safety standards. Provides or coordinates instructions and in-service on new products, procedures and equipment to identify and prevent resource loss and maintains patient and staff safety. Ensures staff attend technical and mandatory training/education.

  • Schedules staff and work to ensure cases have instruments and equipment when needed.  Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets.  Maintains reports in appropriate cycles for department performance and staff attendance.  Develops and submits department budget to the Director of Perioperative Services. Responsible for maintaining fiscally responsible practices and meets budget expectations.

  • In collaboration with  Facilities Maintenance Department, establishes a preventive maintenance program for Sterile Processing equipment.  Maintains adequate inventory of equipment to meet Medical Center requirements.

  • Provides on going and effective communication with physicians, hospital/clinic department management, staff and vendor representatives.

  • Represents department/Surgical Services by attending appropriate department, facility and regional meetings.

  • 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 three (3) years experience in an acute or ambulatory -care sterile processing department.

  • Minimum one (1) or more years of supervisory experience.

  • Minimum one (1) or more years experience in preparing for local, state and/or federal survey and/or The Joint Commission.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Manufacturing, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Health Sciences;  OR five (5) years of experience in an acute or ambulatory care sterile processing department and two (2) years of supervisory experience.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Sterile Processing Technician certification (CSPDT or CRCST) from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Leadership Certification (CHL).

  • Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS).

  • Five (5) years' experience in an acute-care sterile processing department.

  • Three (3) years progressive supervisory experience.

  • One (1) year or more supervisory experience in a union environment.
  • Primary Location: California,South San Francisco,S. San Francisco Hospital 1200 El Camino Real Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Week 1: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri; Week 2: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 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: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Material Management 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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