Supervisor Sterile Processing - New Orleans - job 677630

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Date: 04/09/2021

City: New Orleans, Louisiana

Employment type: Full-time

About University Medical Center University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic#medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow#s cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region#s only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services. # Click here to view our state-of-the-art facility. # # POSITION SUMMARY:The Supervisor of Sterile Processing supervises staff to ensure the decontamination preparation and sterilization of# instrumentation for the Surgery Department and various Nursing Departments.# Maintains instruments in the Operating Room (OR) system, ensuring par levels are maintained and instrumentation is in good functioning order.# Is responsible for quality control and documentation related to the sterilization process in all sterilization areas. # # # JOB SPECIFICATIONS: # Education-#Required: High School diploma or equivalent # Experience- Required: 2 years in sterile processing or 2 years OR scrub Tech experience. # License/Certification- Basic Life Support-HCP, Required.# Cert Surgical Tech, Preferred. # # POSITION DUTIES: # Works closely with the O.R. Nursing Unit Supervisor and/or nursing staff to ensure all sterilization parameters are being implemented correctly. Monitors biologicals and flash rates. Handles instruments and complex instrumentation correctly to insure proper functioning instruments are available in sets. Supervises staff to ensures appropriate decontamination, preparation, and cleaning have taken place before resterilization. Packages instrument sets and supplies appropriately for type of items and ease of sterile distribution. Is knowledgeable about function, use and car of steam sterilizer, flash autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaner, washer sterilizer, Sterrad, Medivator, and other required equipment. Maintains proper records and biological reports according to Department policies and procedures.# Responsible for checking the indicators and reporting any discrepancies. Interviews, hires, counsels, evaluates, and terminates (if necessary) Sterile Processing personnel with managerial support. Handles and processes patient care items from other Departments; communicates with other Departments effectively. Coordinates with Department Managers any process improvement plans.# Knows the location of instrumentation and acts as a resource person to other staff members. Maintains traffic flow between decomtamination area and Sterile Processing area according to Hospital Infection Control Policy.# Responsible for the Quality Control process and documentation for department sterilizer system.# Reports to the appropriate manger immediately# when a problem is noted.# Establishes recalls when necessary and documents accordingly. Ensures environment is clean and safe and appropriate cleaning schedule is maintained for facility autoclaves and sterilizers.# Is accountable for directing the flow of work within the Sterile Processing unit. Is responsible for ensuring vendor equipment is available and processed in a timely manner.# Reports to the (OR) staff any relocations or changes within the Sterile Processing unit#s systems as recorded in the (OR) staff minutes. Maintains and updates the Skills Checklists of the Sterile Processing staff and reports them to the appropriate manager annually.# Responsible for obtaining and returning borrowed instruments to the appropriate outside facility.# Communicates with the O.R. Nursing Unit Supervisor and staff concerning items out for repair ass the daily schedule might be affected.## Demonstrates appropriate communication skills with physicians, staff and others and maintains professionalism.# Assumes responsibility for attending informal educational and in-service programs to enhance skills and knowledge, requesting and accepting supervision in performing new skills of practice and documentation, and attending and participating in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings and inservices.# Responsible for maintaining high standards in dress, hygiene, conduct, attitude and performance and maintaining regular attendance and punctuality standards. Demonstrate understanding of HCA#s and #Patients First# safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. # # UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


About University Medical Center


University Medical Center New Orleans is the academic medical center of LCMC Health and the ultimate expression of a 275-year legacy of serving the people of New Orleans and South Louisiana. With our academic partners, including Louisiana State University and Tulane University Schools of Medicine, we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals and leading research to find tomorrow's cures and treatments. From expert primary care and the widest variety of specialty care to cutting edge emergency care and the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center, UMC offers the area the widest breadth of healthcare services.


Click here to view our state-of-the-art facility.


POSITION SUMMARY:The Supervisor of Sterile Processing supervises staff to ensure the decontamination preparation and sterilization of instrumentation for the Surgery Department and various Nursing Departments. Maintains instruments in the Operating Room (OR) system, ensuring par levels are maintained and instrumentation is in good functioning order. Is responsible for quality control and documentation related to the sterilization process in all sterilization areas.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS:


Education- Required: High School diploma or equivalent


Experience- Required: 2 years in sterile processing or 2 years OR scrub Tech experience.


License/Certification- Basic Life Support-HCP, Required. Cert Surgical Tech, Preferred.


POSITION DUTIES:



  • Works closely with the O.R. Nursing Unit Supervisor and/or nursing staff to ensure all sterilization parameters are being implemented correctly. Monitors biologicals and flash rates. Handles instruments and complex instrumentation correctly to insure proper functioning instruments are available in sets. Supervises staff to ensures appropriate decontamination, preparation, and cleaning have taken place before resterilization. Packages instrument sets and supplies appropriately for type of items and ease of sterile distribution. Is knowledgeable about function, use and car of steam sterilizer, flash autoclaves, ultrasonic cleaner, washer sterilizer, Sterrad, Medivator, and other required equipment. Maintains proper records and biological reports according to Department policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for checking the indicators and reporting any discrepancies. Interviews, hires, counsels, evaluates, and terminates (if necessary) Sterile Processing personnel with managerial support. Handles and processes patient care items from other Departments; communicates with other Departments effectively. Coordinates with Department Managers any process improvement plans. Knows the location of instrumentation and acts as a resource person to other staff members. Maintains traffic flow between decomtamination area and Sterile Processing area according to Hospital Infection Control Policy.

  • Responsible for the Quality Control process and documentation for department sterilizer system. Reports to the appropriate manger immediately when a problem is noted. Establishes recalls when necessary and documents accordingly. Ensures environment is clean and safe and appropriate cleaning schedule is maintained for facility autoclaves and sterilizers. Is accountable for directing the flow of work within the Sterile Processing unit. Is responsible for ensuring vendor equipment is available and processed in a timely manner. Reports to the (OR) staff any relocations or changes within the Sterile Processing unit's systems as recorded in the (OR) staff minutes. Maintains and updates the Skills Checklists of the Sterile Processing staff and reports them to the appropriate manager annually.

  • Responsible for obtaining and returning borrowed instruments to the appropriate outside facility. Communicates with the O.R. Nursing Unit Supervisor and staff concerning items out for repair ass the daily schedule might be affected. Demonstrates appropriate communication skills with physicians, staff and others and maintains professionalism. Assumes responsibility for attending informal educational and in-service programs to enhance skills and knowledge, requesting and accepting supervision in performing new skills of practice and documentation, and attending and participating in pertinent or mandatory unit meetings and inservices.

  • Responsible for maintaining high standards in dress, hygiene, conduct, attitude and performance and maintaining regular attendance and punctuality standards. Demonstrate understanding of HCA's and "Patients First" safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


UMC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.





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