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Manager - Central Sterile Services

Company: Doctors Community Hospital
Location: Lanham
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Manager - Central Sterile Services
Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center
Job Code: 20200-30024-000065
Reports to: Clinical Director, Surgical Services
FLSA: Exempt
Position Overview
Serves as part of Surgical Services leadership team in the planning and implementation of organizational and departmental goals. Creates a climate of innovation through role modeling, consultation, research, and facilitation of learning in collaboration with the clinical education team, departmental-specific leadership, and department staff.
Essential Functions

  • Leads a Sterile Processing group by communicating with and developing staff members, and building consensus for programs and goals that support a business, function or geographic area. Develops systems to ensure availability of sterile instrumentation for surgeries and optimal condition of returned instruments: utilizes key performance indicators for trending and identifying improvement areas.
  • Develops and articulates a short-term strategic vision for areas of responsibility. Develops and oversees financial management including operating budget, supplies, equipment, space, staff and information; develops and reports on budgets, including monthly indicators on quality, productivity and efficiency.
  • Builds and maintains productive inter/intra departmental and vendor work relationships to optimize operations; collaborates with perioperative management on work-flow issues and implements solutions.
  • Serves as a liaison between materials management and supply organizations to facilitate smooth supply operation.
  • Oversees compliance and consistency with sterilization principles, standards and techniques; ensures compliance with government and agency regulations.
  • Coordinates activities of ordering, receiving, and inventory control; ensures inventory meets par levels, surgeon preferences, and quality standards; analyzes equipment and inventory spending patterns to maximize cost effectiveness.
  • Oversees the maintenance and integrity of departmental records.
  • Selects, develops, manages, and evaluates both direct and indirect reports.
  • Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.
  • Ensures high quality standards of processing instruments, equipment, and supplies, utilizing infection control guidelines, AORN standards, The Joint Commission, and IAHCSMM.
  • Oversees sterilization, assembly, and storage of medical supplies and equipment.
  • Ensure staff compliance with sterilization techniques, policies, and procedures.
  • Establishes and oversees methods for preparing, handling, and storing sterile equipment and materials.
  • Supervise, train, discipline, and evaluate the performance of staff.
  • Teaches in-service training courses and in doing so demonstrates actions and behaviors that facilitate the process of change necessary to support the Surgical Services strategy.
  • Prioritize, schedule, assign and monitor work of the staff to optimize operational service and maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
  • Ensures sterilization activities are properly documented and participates in the maintenance of department records.
  • Acts as a role model and initiates an effort to assure standards for customer satisfaction. Uses data collected to demonstrate that standards and quality improvement goals are met.
  • Performs related duties as required and in the absence of the Director assumes in-charge responsibilities for CSS Department.
  • Take part in Surgical Services coverage due to the 24/7 nature of the Operating Room.

    Educational/Experience Requirements:
    Required Minimum Education: BA/BS Degree
    Required Minimum Experience: Five years of experience in Central Sterile Services, with three years management experience.
    Required License/Certifications:
    Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
    Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) preferred.
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Strong work ethic, intense drive, and initiative for quality and customer service.
    Ability to communicate effectively in written format and oral presentations with all levels in the organization, Excellent listening and empathy skills.
    Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.
    Must have working knowledge of SPM system
    Must know a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software such as MS Office.
    Experience assisting with establishing department standards and policies preferred.
    Physical Requirements The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    Medium work - physical requirements
    The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

Keywords: Doctors Community Hospital, Washington DC , Manager - Central Sterile Services, Executive , Lanham, DC

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