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Manager, Sterile Processing - Scottish Rite

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Monday - Friday; Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  33364

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provides surgical services equipment, supplies, and instrumentation in an efficient and effective manner. Manages day-to-day sterile processing activities, including direct management of Sterile Processing Supervisor and working collaboratively with Surgical Inventory to facilitate prompt and effective distribution of supplies, equipment, and instrumentation. Provides oversight to other areas as needed.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent and Associate's degree or graduate of accredited surgical technology program

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Advanced sterile processing, e.g., Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) within one year of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • Extensive experience in personnel supervision
  • 3 years of experience in fiscal management in a management or coordinator capacity
  • 5 years of experience in a high-volume sterile processing and distribution environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Advanced sterile processing, e.g., Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or healthcare materials certification or Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in an operating room

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Extensive experience in personnel supervision
  • Proficient in data analysis and word processing (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access)
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • In-depth knowledge of sterile processing regulatory standards

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Monitors and manages daily operation and overall performance of Sterile Processing.
    • Oversees department activities and works collaboratively with operating room materials to ensure flow and assist with identifying and solving problems in a timely manner.
  2. Directs and coordinate daily activities of Sterile Processing.
    • Makes rounds through departments, identifies opportunities for improvement, and works collaboratively with appropriate personnel to implement identified opportunities.
  3. Develops and implements goals and objectives relative to Sterile Processing department operations.
    • Leads continuous assessment and improvement of quality of services provided.
    • Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and for supporting the problem resolution process.
    • Supports and participates in continuous assessment and improvement of quality of services provided throughout Surgical Services.
  4. Develops and implements effective procedures to ensure optimal use of equipment and instruments while decreasing overall costs.
    • Coordinates equipment, instruments, and supplies/facilities issues, enhancing satisfaction levels of clinical staff and minimizing service interruptions.
    • Monitors equipment and instrumentation needs/usage based on feedback from physicians, nursing staff, department staff, and automated information systems.
  5. Establishes, implements, and monitors effectiveness of policies and procedures for Sterile Processing department.
    • Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility.
    • Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to compliance office.
  6. Serves as resource for Sterile Processing, Infection Control, and Operating Room personnel on sterility issues.
    • Understands and complies with infection control, safety, Joint Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation standards and regulations as relates to sterile processing.
    • Provides and documents monthly educational in-services and staffing meetings.
  7. Ensures customer satisfaction in areas of instrumentation, patient equipment, and facilities functionality and implements quality indicators and customer service feedback mechanisms regarding all areas of responsibility.
  8. Assists with compilation and oversight of operating and capital budgets for Operating Room, Anesthesia, and Sterile Processing departments.
    • Reports monthly operations statistics to Business Administrator and Surgical Services.
    • Provides feedback relative to business office functions of charging, auditing, and file maintenance, ensuring completion of all activities in a timely manner.
  9. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  10. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  11. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Clinical/Nursing Support - Clinical Support


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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