Sterile Processing Supervisor Job Details
The Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible for daily tasks in all three areas to include decontamination, assembly room, and sterile room in support of the Sterile Processing Department and personnel.
They are accountable to the Manager of Sterile Processing for the coordination of duties such as: work assignments, productivity goals, assisting with staff compliance of hospital and departmental policies and procedures and objectives.
This includes: CSIQ tray tracking for productivity and monitoring biological compliance, presenting staff with their tray errors, minor disciplinary documentation in the form of matter of records when needed under the supervision of the SPD Manager, yearly evaluation assistance, and supporting performance improvement projects.
In addition they promote a positive environment and cooperative staff effort with our customers and other shifts to provide the highest quality of support to assure excellent patient care and cost effective operations.
In addition to other duties as assigned.
Complies and provides direction on hospital, personnel, and department operational policies, procedures and
assignments concerning CSIQ software system, safety, infection control, and equipment in the Sterile Processing
Supervises Sterile Processing associates and demonstrates leadership skills in direction of the activities of team
members and the delegation of responsibility.
Assists with evaluating performance of new staff members
Actively promotes team unity and trust.
Supports all other leaders in a positive manner.
Leads all sterile processing staff in a positive way by encouraging, development, caring, and providing recognition and praise.
Checks surgery schedule daily to assure all instruments needed for same day or turnover are processed correctly and ready for use to prevent case delays.
Inventories sterile room shelves for needed instruments for emergencies.
Delegates next day needs to staff to assure case carts and departmental instruments are completed.
Assists in daily SPD department duties deemed necessary during their shift to include decontam, sterile room,
Acts as liaison for surgery, physicians, and hospital department’s communications.
Assists all personnel in a positive manner to locate instruments needed for a case.
Daily maintains biological and sterilization records for steam, sterrad, and ETO using CSIQ according to
departmental procedures to assure all biological tasks are completed.
Participates in the SPD leader on-call rotation, inclement weather rotation, and the flexing of work schedules
Other duties as assigned by management Requirements
Completion of Surgical Technician program or Associate Degree in related field, or no less than four years Sterile Processing experience.
40 hours Central Sterile Program through Purdue Central Service Technician Program within 6 months of employment if not nationally certified in Sterile Processing.
License/Certification Instrument Technician certification through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Two-four years current Sterile Processing experience.
One year Sterile Processing leadership experience.
Advanced ability to identify, assemble, decontaminate instrumentation
Helps to mentor new staff when needed
Intermediate Outlook, Excel, Windows, and Word specific skills
Requisition ID: 2019-R0251953 Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Evening Job Market: CHI Memorial
About this company
Memorial Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the Church. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 4,000 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Memorial Health Care System is recognized as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals® by Thomson Reuters, the health care industry's leading source of information on hospital quality.
Location/Region: Chattanooga, TN (37404)