Network Director of Sterile Processing
Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: June 12, 2021
St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of
its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Director of Sterile Processing Department (SPD) supervises,
assigns and directs all activities of personnel performing Sterile
Processing functions. Has authority and responsibility for the
operations of Central Sterile Processing Department, including
staffing, budgets, customer service and productivity. Also ensures
that strict and proper infection control procedures are followed
for decontamination, sterilization, storage and transportation of
equipment, and sterile supplies and instruments/sets utilized
throughout the Network in accordance with the philosophy and
objectives of St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network. Plans,
organizes, develops, coordinates, manages, evaluates and directs
the daily operation and activities of all Sterile Processing for
the Network. Maintains records and provides reports. Assures
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plans, organizes, develops, coordinates, directs and evaluates
the daily ongoing activities of the department.
- Responsible for SPD Employees, Hiring, Orientation and
Training, Staff retention, Employee Satisfaction, ensuring
compliance with Hospital Policies and allocating appropriate
staffing levels throughout the network.
- Plans, prepares and manages the annual budget, promotes cost
containment, and maintains supply and equipment inventories.
- Formulates and/or revises departmental procedures, evaluates
current products and researches new products, devices and
- Responsible for the preparing and implementing Departmental
Goals and Objectives.
- Develops in-service education programs. Keeps informed of and
communicates to staff current trends in sterile processing
activities. Participates in infection, safety and quality control
programs. Attends seminars, workshops, etc.
- Thorough knowledge of systems: Instrument Tracking, Case Cart,
and Patient Charging, Materials Management (HEMM) and Budget, as
they relate to the SPD department.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures,
objectives, quality assurance program, environmental and infection
- Actively seek cost savings and cost avoidance initiatives.
- Coordinates the implementation of new products.
- Requires daily contact with the Surgical Service Department
professional staff, Physicians and other departments throughout the
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Standing for up to 4 hours, up to 1 hour at a time. Walking for
up to 4 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Sitting for up to 6 hours
per day, 2 hours at a time. Frequently uses fingers for filing and
writing, etc. Occasionally uses hands for stocking of shelves, etc.
Frequently uses upper extremities to lift up to 50 pounds.
Frequently stoops, bends or reaches above shoulder level. Hearing
as it relates to normal conversation. Seeing as it relates to
general vision, near vision, peripheral vision and visual monotony.
Occasionally pushing and pulling carts weighing up to 200
R.N., L.P.N. or Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
and/or 7-10 years supervisory experience in Sterile Processing
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Certified Central Service Manager. active Member of Professional
Organization. Pesticide License. 7 years of experience in Sterile
Processing Management Role with a minimum of 4 years in the
Operating Room environment working with instruments. Thorough
knowledge of Sterile Processing Infection Control and other
Regulatory Guidelines and Regulations. Experience with leadership,
conflict management, report writing, presentations. Knowledge of
Materials Management computer, OR Computer System, Microsoft
Excel/Access/Word experience required.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity
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