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Supervisor, Central Sterile Processing

Company: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center
Location: New Castle
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUPMC Jameson is hiring a Supervisor, Central Sterile Processing to join the Operating Room Team! This full-time role will work primarily Monday through Friday day shift. Travel between UPMC Jameson and UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley is required.
Purpose:Coordinates the daily operations of the department functions and assures instrument and equipment processing including; cleaning and decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution to the patient care givers. Supervises employees and serves the customer as a resource to service problems and/or questions.

Responsibilities:


  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills and is able to articulate and translate to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in unit practices Documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Plan for and complete growth oriented and developmental activities.
  • Coordinate educational opportunities, both internal and external, to facilitate staff acquisition of knowledge and credits necessary to maintain any employee certifications.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to the Core Values by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians, and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely coordinated and thorough.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities. Serves as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to ancillary departments and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the manager ensuring quality of care of the Central Sterile Processing by implementing, communicating, and/or developing philosophies of standards of care; enforcing adherence to organization, departmental or outside, regulatory body requirements.
  • Serve as a role model of excellent customer service by responding constructively to the needs of all those interacted with on a daily basis.
  • Support the departmental goals of quality service, system improvement, and cost containment by contributing to the successful implementation of recommended departmental changes.
  • Ensure a fully qualified and competent workgroup by coaching, scheduling, motivating, and assisting in the development of the employees in Central Sterile Processing.
  • Participate in preparation of staff annual evaluation documents.
  • Sterilize and process equipment/instruments by adhering to departmental standards, professional regulations, and policies and procedures.

    • High School Graduate or equivalent
    • 3 years' experience in central sterile processing
    • 2 years supervisory or team leader experience required
    • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, physicians, staff of other hospital departments, and outside contacts
    • Must complete 10 hours of continuing education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile Technician on an annual basis.

      Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution OR Certified Registered Central Service Technician OR International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
    • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
    • Act 33 with renewal
    • Act 34 with renewal
    • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

      UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: UPMC - Pittsburgh Medical Center, Youngstown , Supervisor, Central Sterile Processing, Other , New Castle, Ohio

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