Manages staff that are responsible for preparing, storing, and distributing OR instruments. Oversees departmental activities to ensure quality services for patients, physicians, and internal departments. Serves as a resource to and collaborates with others to advance the MCHS System mission. Focuses on planning and implementation of policies and systems that adhere to DNV, AAMI, APIC, and AORN standards.
Minimum Job Requirements
Sterile Processing Mgmt Cert - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
2-4 years of Surgical Technologist and/or Sterile Processing experience in a fast-paced environment
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Safety and Quality
Complies with Infection control, DNV, AAMI, and APIC Standards to develop and create policies related for instrumentation with OR biologicals.
Responsible for application of Key Quality Indicators (wet loads, biologicals). Proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and/or surpass team productivity/goals (CEI).
Identifies and manages lean processes in department overseen by director.
Maintains a comprehensive staffing plan (SPD, Peri-op Aides) and model that aligned with budget and key quality indicators.
Manages and maintains a complete inventory of supplies necessary for surgery and leads process to secure additional equipment through the capital budgeting process while working with vendor review.
Manages the repair and preventive maintenance for instruments and equipment.
Oversees and supervises day to day operations and staffing; reacting effectively to unplanned circumstances and challenges while assuring quality services, and patient directed care. Performs administrative functions with data collection, analysis, and reporting.
Directly manages personnel resources from hiring to employment separation while supervising staff through orientation, training, and annual reviews within established guidelines and scope of responsibility.
Manages procedures including payroll, time/attendance, and progressive disciplinary action in a timely and accurate manner.
Provides training, coaching, counseling, and mediation as necessary to ensure the staff (SPD and Peri-op Aides) work effectively. Provides training on department procedures.
Responsible for the department day-to-day operations, implements standards, and financial practices. Plans, develop, and implements methods and procedures. Responsible for department budget and overall expenses.
Ensures highest integrity for the business operations. Oversees the development of capital and operating budgets through collaboration with Leader; presents department budgets to leadership.
Strategically positions the department to react effectively to unplanned circumstances, demands, and challenges facing the industry while creating revenue enhancements and cost reduction practices.
Monitor and evaluate staff competencies, regulatory requirements, credentials, and completeness of paperwork.
Utilize performance improvement data to plan for staff development and continuing education. Responsible for and promotes/practices cost containment.
Professional accountability to ensure compliance thru timely completion of certifications, competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu), initial competencies, and education requirements
Maintains professional accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by the MCHS Timekeeping Policy. Complies with the Attendance Guidelines and procedures per MCHS Attendance Policy. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Certified Surgical Tech preferred
Knowledge of AAMI standards, Association of Professional Infection Control (APIC), and Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).
Ability to problem solves department issues and maintains clinical practices.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Competent in leadership for designated scope of responsibility.
Ability to remain calm under stressful situations.
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.