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Supervisor of Central Sterile Processing

Company: St. David's Heart Hospital of Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Description SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. David---s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin ---home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world---is a 58- bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awarded Heart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David---s Medical Center, the 2016 America---s 100 Best Hospitals Award---, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award--- and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award------a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for nine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David---s Medical Center.
We offer you an excellent total compensation package,including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growthopportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent workwith us. Your benefits include 401K, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life,disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stockpurchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you aboutthis fantastic opportunity.--JOB SUMMARY The Supervisor of Sterile Processing supervises staff to ensure the decontamination, preparation, and sterilization of supplies and instruments for St. David---s Medical Center.-- Maintains all supplies, equipment, and instruments, ensuring that par levels are maintained.-- Is responsible for quality control and documentation related to the sterilization process in all sterilization areas.-- This is a working supervisor position and will take call.-- St. David---s maintains all supplies, equipment, and instruments for its facilities, ensuring proper par levels and timely pickup and delivery of all equipment and supplies.-- --GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES --Primary Duties

  • Orients and develops Sterile Processing Techs and conducts on the job training as required so as to ensure high levels of quality and productivity.
  • Conducts performance evaluations of Sterile Processing Techs.
  • Keeps employees informed of policy and procedures changes as the need arises.----
  • Ensures the work environment is conducive to a high level of productivity.
  • Conducts educational programs for continuing educations of Sterile Processing Techs, especially in the methods by which products and equipment are used and/or reprocessed.
  • Maintains a work schedule for Sterile Processing Techs to ensure timely completion of tasks involved.
  • Assumes responsibility for attending informal educational and in-service programs to enhance skills and knowledge, requesting and accepting supervision in performing new skills of practice and documentation, and attending and participating in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings and in-services.
  • Is responsible for maintaining high standards in dress, hygiene, conduct, attitude, and performance, and maintains regular attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Promotes an atmosphere of cooperation among all areas for the processing and distribution of equipment during peak delivery times.
  • Ensures adequate staffing at all times to meet the needs and workload as dictated on a day-to-day basis, including weekends.
  • Responsible for ensuring Sterile Processing policies and procedures are actual, current, and up to date.
  • Is accountable for directing the flow of work within the Sterile Processing unit.
  • Maintains and updates the Skills Checklists of the Sterile Processing staff and reports them to the appropriate manager annually.
  • Assists with interviews, counseling, and evaluating Sterile Processing personnel with managerial support.
  • Oversees and assists with the decontamination and cleaning activities of surgical equipment, instruments, and ancillary supplies.
  • Ensures appropriate decontamination, preparation, and cleaning have taken place before resterilization.
  • Assures retrieval of equipment is conducted at the designated times each day and shift, and at other times as the need warrants.
  • Ensures stringent cleaning and infection control policies are adhered to, in accordance with the manufacturer---s instructions and established practices.-- Observes the appropriate use of supplies and equipment for cleaning.-- Verifies the performance of functional testing by the staff.
  • Enforces the separation of contaminated items from clean and sterile areas.
  • Knows the location of supplies and acts as a resource person to other staff members.
  • Maintains traffic flow between decontamination area and Sterile Processing area according to Hospital Infection Control policy.
  • Works closely with the OR Supervisors and/or nursing staff to ensure all sterilization parameters are being implemented correctly.
  • Consults with the departments on a routine basis to ascertain their needs concerning various sterilization processes and indications for each.
  • Ensures employees follow established policies and procedures governing decontamination and sterilization of each process used in Sterile Processing.--
  • Ensures proper collection and storage of all associated records for bacteriologic testing, cycle monitoring, and preventative maintenance.--
  • Maintains and complies with current regulations (Federal, State, and Local) concerning steam, ETO, and gas plasma sterilization processes.-- Disseminates such information to the Manager, Sterile Processing and staff as required.--
  • Monitors the appropriate packaging/wrapping of supplies and trays in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the selection of the appropriate sterilization method is used for each item.
  • Coordinates an annual review of the tray manual with Supervisors and other appropriate personnel, and revises as necessary.
  • Maintains proper records and biological reports according to department policies and procedures.-- Is responsible for checking the indicators and reporting any discrepancies.
  • Is knowledgeable about function, use and care of steam sterilizer, flash autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaner, washer sterilizer, Steris System, and other required equipment.
  • Reports to the OR staff any relocations or changes within the Sterile Processing unit---s systems as recorded in the OR staff minutes and sterile room locator guide.
  • Responsible for maintaining the storage and rotation of inventory supplies.
  • Packages instrument sets and supplies appropriately for type of items and ease of sterile distribution.
  • Ensures instruments are placed in their proper location (including departmental trays and instruments) and rotated at time of placement in a timely and neat manner.
  • On a schedule basis, reviews quantity of instrumentation and tray levels on hand and prepares and submits order requisitions to Supervisors to ensure adequate levels are available for tray sets.
  • Maintains all storage areas and supplies in a neat, orderly, safe, and clean environment.
  • Handles instruments and supplies correctly to insure proper functioning instruments are available in sets.-- Removes from service any dull, pitted, or broken instruments.-- Replace instrument or makes a note on package if it is missing.-- Removes from service any instrument reported dull or any instruments that looks weak.--
  • Schedules instrument sharpening on a regular and as needed basis.
  • Collects data to maintain departmental QA plans and supports a high level of customer service and satisfaction.
  • Is responsible for the Quality Control process and documentation for department sterilizer system.-- Reports to manager immediately when a problem is noted.-- Establishes recalls when necessary and documents accordingly.--
  • Cleans autoclave according to department policies.-- Cleans tables, carts, and racks every shift.
  • Communicates with the OR supervisors and staff concerning items out for repair.
  • Responsible for staying within budgetary guidelines for Sterile Processing.-- Makes recommendations to the Manager, Sterile Processing for capital purchases.
  • Participates in budget and inventory control.
  • Keeps supervisor and/or buyer informed of needed items.
  • Participates in staff and self-development.
  • Takes appropriate action to prevent/manage accidents in the area.
  • Participates in performance/process improvement.
  • Assists with orientation of new employees.
  • Completes Annual Equipment Competency Checklist.
  • Attends 80% of Staff Meetings.
  • Attends 90% of Mandatory Education Meetings and In-services, if applicable.--Professionalism
    • Adheres to dress code, conduct and attendance policies. ----------------------------------------------------------
    • Accepts both positive and negative constructive feedback. --------------------------------------------------
    • Attends at least 80% of in-services and departmental meetings. ----------------------------------
    • Demonstrates a supportive/positive attitude toward the hospital and fellow employees --- is a positive team member.
    • Expresses self in an organized, comprehensive, articulate and concise manner.Initiative
      • Develops specific work plans and due dates. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • Follows through on planned assignments within assigned timeframes. ------------
      • Effectively prioritizes assignments. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      • Demonstrates a willingness to accept extra assignments. --------------------------------------------------------
      • Adjusts to change, work pressures or different situations without undue stress. ----------
      • Demonstrates skill in developing improvements in work methods. ------------------------
      • Effective in cost control and resource utilization.Key Relationships
        • Maintains positive relationships with internal customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.
        • Maintains positive relationships with external customers. Is effective in interacting with and problem solving.
        • Proactive in meeting customer---s needs. Responds promptly to customer needs or requests.--------------------
        • Keeps Team Leader informed of problems, recommends solutions.
        • Participates in education/development of peers and other staffAnnual Requirements
          • SDH Annual Education--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          • Attendance Requirements----------------------------------------------------------------
          • Adheres to Department Dress Code
          • Code of Conduct Refresher Course----Qualifications EXPERIENCE Required: 3 to 5 years in Materials Management, Sterile Processing or 5 years--- experience in other forms of healthcare delivery working with instrumentation and infection control procedures. Knowledge of infection control and sterilization practices. --EDUCATION Required: High School Graduate. Completion of an accredited Sterile Processing Program. --Preferred: One year of college in a related field--LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS Required: Certification as Sterile Processing Technician (required upon hire). Certification with IAHCSMM or ASPCSP (required within 6 months)--Preferred: Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) through IAHCSMM

            Company Description:

            HCA Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare network, driven by physicians, nurses and colleagues helping each other champion the practice of medicine to give people a healthier tomorrow. With a comprehensive network of more than 270,000 people across approximately 1,800 care facilities, our scale enables us to deliver great outcomes for our patients, provide superior nursing care and be a preferred place for physicians to practice medicine. We never stop in our pursuit of insights and care advances based on the knowledge and data we gain from approximately 30 million patient encounters a year. Every day, we raise the bar to improve the way healthcare is delivered, not just in our facilities, but everywhere. We---re committed to improving more lives in more ways, and above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

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