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A Brief Overview
Responsible for managing sterile processing related functions at assigned CHOP locations including the Philadelphia campus and Services and Logistics Center (SLC). This individual is accountable for the management of staff within the Central Processing Department (CPD) and oversees/supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including, but not limited to decontamination, assembly, sterilization, case cart picking, and storage processes within all set professional standards and regulations. Ensures proper operational procedures are followed by all members of the CPD team. Works closely with CHOP's clinical teams to supports processes that are developed to reduce variation, eliminate waste, and improve the experience of patients and clinicians.
What you will do
Leadership and Operations
Oversees the day-to-day operations and staff of CPD by preparing all departmental work schedules and communicating changes in order to ensure that all duties and responsibilities are completed
Can assess, identify, and respond to urgent/emergent requests for instruments, supplies, and equipment in an efficient and effective manner
Conducts staff interviews, and makes hiring, disciplinary and performance management decisions in accordance with the Human Resources policies and procedures
Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with the HLD/S team, for scheduling new employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and managing the departmental quality assurance program when needed
Participates in defined meetings with surgical services leadership to ensure that CPD operations are meeting/exceeding department expectations.
Coordinates, assigns, and adjusts daily assignments to achieve and accomplish maximum utilization of all resources while ensuring productivity metrics are being met
Communicates in a professional manner both verbally and in writing to all customers
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, meet strict deadlines, problem solve, make independent decisions, and build relationships with individuals across various disciplines/levels within the organization.
Performs other related duties as required
Quality Assurance and Staff Education
Actively identifies and leads initiatives to address areas of opportunity to improve CPD functions
Assist in implementing policies and procedures that support local and regional goals, standards and metrics
Supports equipment repairs, replacements, returns, and loaner equipment transactions
Responsible for ensuring the environment is clean, safe, and free from hazards.
Ensures proper care and handling of all hospital property, including instrumentation, equipment, and disposable supplies. Acts as a resource to operating room staff in the proper methodology for decontamination and sterilization of items needed for immediate use
Working knowledge of all mechanical equipment used for sterilization and high-level disinfection
High School Diploma / GED Required
Associate's Degree Preferred
At least five (5) years sterile processing technician experience Required
Working knowledge of all functions of the Sterile Processing department and surgical instrumentation management Required
At least two (2) years leadership sterile processing leadership experience and/or training. Preferred
Skills and Abilities
Familiar with Microsystems instrument tracking system, SPM, or any equivalent system.
Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
Consistently demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our team members, and to customers, contracted providers, and vendors.
Licenses and Certifications
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) - upon hire - Required
Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) - The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management - upon hire - Preferred
To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community. As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite-at any CHOP location, for any portion of time-must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more.
CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.
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