The Sterile Processing Manager will oversee the operations of sterile processing and endoscope processing at Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy Pavilion, and the Outpatient Surgery Center.
Total of 60 Operating Rooms and Endoscopy Reprocessing on 2 floors
24-7 coverage at Clements only
Experience and Education Requirements
Minimum five years management experience in hospital or multi-hospital system
Minimum three years central sterile processing inventory and functions is required, to include endoscope processing
Certification as CBSPD or IASCHMM, and CER or CFER
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand English
Preferred Experience and Education
Additional certifications preferred, such as CSIS, CSPM, CHL
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Supervises and evaluates unit operations and functions and provision of services provided by personnel assigned to unit. Facilitates compliance by personnel assigned to unit to all policies and procedures, PACT, TJC standards, OSHA standards, and AAMI standards.
Interviews and provides input regarding hiring of all personnel for unit. Provides immediate counseling and constructive criticism and disciplinary interventions of personnel in private setting and in manner that is positive and respectful. Follows-up with accurate and timely reports to Director of Sterile Processing.
Conducts daily and/or shift by shift review of unit assignments, scheduling and staffing plans to ensure adequate coverage of unit and adherence to policies, procedures, and productivity targets. Revises unit assignments, schedules, and plans as necessary. Utilizes staffing patterns and guidelines to foster most cost effective option for providing adequate coverage for unit.
Generates and/or supervises generation, implementation and evaluation of occurrence reports and performance improvement activities as appropriate. Provides appropriate and timely follow-up and monitors occurrence reports and performance improvement activities and submits them to Director of Sterile Processing.
Assists in the completion of all annual performance evaluations and orientation evaluations of personnel assigned to unit.
Communicates effectively with all hospital personnel and industry representatives. Participates in identification and resolution of complaints regarding unit. Reports complaints and interventions to Director of Sterile Processing to allow adequate follow-up.
Assist with the human, fiscal, clinical, operational and quality management of department.
Seeks opportunities to teach, mentor, promote professional growth of personnel assigned to unit. Collaborates with Clinical Educator to assist in meeting educational needs of personnel assigned to unit.
Conducts staff and committee meetings and special projects such as educational, research and recruitment activities. Participates in routine interdisciplinary and special care conferences.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Broad knowledge base regarding medical/surgical instruments and equipment.
Communicate in a manner that promotes efficiency, courtesy, and cooperation.
Utilize proper telephone etiquette and speak clearly.
Convey a feeling of helpfulness and repeat the caller's message to ensure proper communication. Give complete attention to the caller and hang up last.
Constant walking, standing, bending, turning, and stooping. Pushing and pulling heavy objects. Must be able to lift 20 pounds, heavy boxes, and instrument sets. Demonstrate willingness to respond to all reasonable requests from supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT
Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
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