Sterile Processing Supervisor

Job ID
2020-113219
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Sterile Processing
Hours / Pay Period
80
Facility
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Work Schedule
8 Hour
Location
CA-NORTHRIDGE

Overview

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California.  The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley.  As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems.  We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers.  Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:
The Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible for unit performance, operations, staff development and supervision of staff and ensures compliance with TJC, CMS, and other regulatory requirements.
The SP Supervisor, working in collaboration with the Clinical Manager of Surgery and the Nursing Director of Perioperative Services, actively drives the unit-specific plan and operations. Performs quality
measures to ensure that staff are preparing and maintaining surgical instruments/supplies in accordance with Hospital policies, procedures and standards of patient care.
 
Principal Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Supervise staff in the sterilization workroom. Maintain work schedules per union contract, including On-call for weekends, daily assignments, maintain competencies and in-services.
  • Coordinate and demonstrate competence in all areas of preparation and sterilization activities, including decontamination, inspection, packaging, sterilization storage, distribution, as well as completing the quality control testing of sterilization parameters. Maintain accurate records and documentation of results.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of and adequate relevant experience in hospital-related work in sterile processing.
  • Establishes and maintains professional, cooperative interpersonal relationships with other staff members, physicians, patients, patient family members, and the public as appropriate, while assuring confidentiality of all patient information.

Qualifications

Education and Experience: 
  • Minimum three (3) years technical operating/instrument room experience, with prior supervisory experience required.
  • Certified International Association of Healthcare Central Service Management (IAHCSMM) and/or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required.
  • LA County Fire Card required within 90 days of hire and maintained during employment.
  • Knowledge of specialty instruments and thorough knowledge of sterilization and disinfecting parameters (steam, ETO, OPA Cidex, Steris, Sterrad) required.
  • Familiarity with current Federal and state laws and regulations as related to specialty.

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