Sterile Processing Supervisor
Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: January 7, 2022
The Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible for supervising
the distribution of supplies and equipment throughout the
hospitals, clinics, operating room, nursing or other designated
areas. This position will maintain optimum service levels, ensure
the consistent high standard of supplies, and ensure that the
department meets or exceeds the Joint Commission on the
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements, in
a cost effective manner. This position is responsible for managing
one or more small sites with less than 10 FTEs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Oversees staff in the delivery of supplies and equipment throughout
the hospitals, clinics, nursing or other designated areas. Assures
the quality of service with respect to turnaround times. Assures
appropriate staffing provided for all shifts of operation.
Implements departmental performance improvement activities and
assures ongoing staff participation.
Ensures general cleaning of department surface areas, racks,
shelves, storage cabinets and all storage areas.
Establishes and maintains inventory levels in accordance with set
standards, in coordination with units within the hospital, clinic,
nursing or other assigned area. Establishes and monitors par level
stocks and proper utilization.
Develops processing methods and supply control methods which will
provide materials to patient care. Makes rounds on each shift to
ensure all chargeable items are in stock in nursing units. Sends
emergency items to nursing units as required. Responds to requests,
complaints or questions concerning equipment or supplies.
Monitors and assists with the processing and sterilization of
instruments and trays for use throughout the hospital, and carries
out contamination control measures. Provides materials which
contribute to better technique of patient care and assists in
decreasing the spread of contamination. Applies aseptic techniques
in daily work assignments. Provides instructions and in-service
education to employees in order to assure optimal sterile technique
and aseptic handling of all sterile items.
Processes patient rental equipment for cleaning between patients,
monitors use and charges, and obtains equipment from outside
services as required. Replenishes supplies and equipment.
Monitors preventative maintenance programs for equipment; and
maintains inventory of equipment to meet patient care requirements
in compliance with safety guidelines. Adheres to OSHA guidelines
regarding safe handling of Ethylene Oxide (ETO) and product
sterilized by same. Supports the Corporate Compliance Program by
adhering to the Principles and Standards stated in the Corporate
Code of Conduct and Code of Ethical Behavior.
Identifies and assesses areas that need improvement, and
participates in process improvement needs.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Knowledge of medical supplies, instrumentation, and interworking of
hospitals and clinics.
Thorough knowledge of aseptic technique.
Knowledge of different types of sterilizers and how to monitor
Well versed in all aspects of the ETO and Spill Plan Alarm
Strong written and verbal communications ability.
Strong attention to detail, with time management skills.
Customer service skills with the ability to interact professionally
and effectively with providers, third party payers, physicians and
staff from all departments within and outside the Company.
Understanding of regulatory requirements.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Cert Reg Central Service Tech (CRCST), Cert Sterile
Proc/Distr Tech (CSPDT), Sterile Processing Mgmt Cert (CSPM), Cert
Surgical Technolgst (CST), License Pract/Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Must have one of the following:
-- LVN or
-- Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or
-- Certified Board Sterile Prcng&Dist (CBSPD) or
-- Certified Sterile Proc/Distr Tech (CSPDT) or
-- Sterile Processing Mgmt Certification (CSPM) or -- Certified Reg
Central Service Tech through IAHCSMM (CRCST).
Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple , Sterile Processing Supervisor, Other , Temple, Texas
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