Oversees the management and facilitates production and quality within contracted facilities. Ensures customer’s expectations are met by managing activities and complying with contractual obligations. Provides on-site support, training and communication to contracted facilities SPD management and personnel. Ensures SPD compliance with the Department of Health, JCAHO, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facility policies and procedures.
This is a nationwide travel position, candidates can live anywhere in the US. It is a 100% (overnight) travel role.
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the facility contract and the project implementation plan.
Educates and assists in training of client facility management staff in all aspects of contracted services. Conducts facility employee assessment to develop baseline knowledge level to identify opportunities for education/training to improve SPD processes.
Manages contracted facilities within budget as specified in facility contract and initial costing performance statements; maintain systems for the preservation of IMS and client facility resources such as surgical instrumentation.
Resolves client issues in a timely and efficient manner.
Submits and tracks contracted facility productivity and statistical reports to IMS and client as necessary.
Ensures proper operational processes are followed by all members of the IMS team in conjunction with the Department of Health JCAHO, OSHA, CDC, AAMI, AORN standards and facilities goals and policies.
Ensures accuracy and completeness of all administrative documents and functions (time records, count sheets, inventories, billing, etc.) required by the contracted facility and IMS corporate.
Ensures proper training of IMS employees. Ensures that monthly in-service programs are being conducted and documented.
Ensures proper IMS coverage at the facility.
Provides supervision and coordination of SPD team including coordinators and technicians at the assigned facilities. May supervise facility staff if contract calls for outsourcing.
Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; instrument tracking systems and employee management systems.
Must be capable of learning additional software as required.
Other Skills and Abilities
Extensive medical instrument knowledge.
Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment.
Knowledge of healthcare logistics and supply chain management.
Extensive knowledge of Sterile Processing, Operating Room and Material Management functions.
Must meet with contracted and potential clients, develop and consult on presentations relating to the department’s functions.
Must possess the ability to teach central processing certification courses.
Ability to manage the day-to-day operations of multiple healthcare central sterile/sterile processing departments; ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment on a daily basis.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk, see & hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
5+ years of Sterile Processing Department experience required
2 years in an SPD supervisory/leader position
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Active certification in sterile processing/central sterile via CBSPD or IAHCSMM required.
If not certified at point of hire, it must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
Additional certification for SPD Management/Leadership is preferred.
Must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements.
Internal Number: 18769
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