The Sterile Processing Manager is responsible for the effective management of the high volume day-to-day opera t ion s for transporting, cleaning, inspection, assembling, maintenance, proper sterilization, distribution, and storage of sterile surgical instruments and equipment required for the care, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The Manager facilitates the safe and effective care of instrumentation, ensuring that the sterile processing environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the quality issues are addressed in a timely manner. Encourages the promotion of professional development and assures financial viability of the department/organization. Provides leadership, management, supervisory proficiency with excellent quality outcomes and ensures
recommended standards and regulatory requirements are upheld. Responsible for directing the equipment/supplies and interdepartmental coordination. Acts as a liaison between the staff, physicians, nursing and administration. Responsible for assisting in the development, implementation and administration of patient care services in order to achieve fiscal year business plans. Manages financial resources and capital allocation, works to meet established quality and productivity standards, and develops solutions and action plans to address any cost/productivity/quality, infection control issues Manages variety of reports, analyses and summaries as requested by the Director. Responsible for interviewing, hiring and performance reviews on direct reports; completes corrective actions, as needed. Maintains adequate departmental staffing schedules and prioritize instrument needs for the OR schedule. Coach and council staff in a timely manner and complete annual performance appraisals. Works with internal and external customers to ensure quality sterile instrumentation for all patients in a timely manner. Ensures quality and infection control indicators to ensure safe quality product. Collaborates with the OR Manager, Team Leaders and other interdepartmental representatives to ensure proper protocols are being adhered to and issues are handle in a timely manner. Supports the mission, vision and values of CHRISTUS® Trinity Mother Frances Health System.
Current Certification in Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and/or International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management (IAHCSMM)
3-5 years experience in leadership as a Sterile Processing Technician or Surgical Technician, knowledge of surgical instruments/principles and Infection Control practices
Leadership/Management Courses and ability to professionally present information in front of an audience
Proficient in Word, EXCEL, PowerPoint and Publisher, and instrument tracking systems
Has worked with technical equipment and learns quickly.
Listens and communicates effectively. Knowledge of basic OR & SPD procedures and techniques, Budget, Finance
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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