Director, Sterile Processing, Full-Time, Days (8hrs)
MemorialCare Health System
Location: Long Beach, California
Internal Number: LON009284
Provides system oversight and local operations management of the Sterile Processing Departments (SPD) across the system supporting Surgical Services, various nursing units, and off-site clinics. Ensures coordinated and timely delivery of reprocessed items to clinical stakeholders within the health care organization. Ensures local facility sterilization and High-Level Disinfection (HLD) functions comply with all regulatory requirements. Manages SPD personnel and serves as liaison between SPD and other departments. Maintains effective interdepartmental relationships, coordinates and resolves problems, and ensures cooperation with other programs and services. In conjunction with Surgical Services Directors as well as other department directors, manages the overall SPD budget for the system including determining resource needs, allocation resources and ensuring proper utilization in productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness of SPD operations. Develops and maintains a system of internal reviews that ensure service programs operation in compliance with regulatory and accrediting organizations
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
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.