Education: Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Nursing or Health Services related field. Will accept 15 years of applicable experience in lieu of degree. Preferred - Master’s Degree in Business, Nursing or Health Services related field.
Experience: Minimum - 8 (eight) years progressive experience in Central Sterile Processing, Surgical Services or Infection Control. Preferred - 10 (ten) years plus experience as a Central Supply Manager or Supervisor in a multi-divisional hospital system.
Computer/Software Knowledge: Minimum - Working knowledge of information systems and Microsoft Office applications.
Licensure/Certification: Minimum - Central Supply certification within one year from accepting position. Preferred - Central Supply Certification.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Critical thinking skills, scientific judgment and leadership in planning, directing and provision of care to patients.
Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services. Leads and directs the work of others.
Excellent analytical and report writing / analysis skills.
Thorough Knowledge of Joint Commission standards related to Central Sterile operations and other local, State & Federal regulations required.
Environmental and Physical Requirements
On a regular and recurring basis, the work involves moderate risks and discomforts such as exposure to dirty supply items; exposure to items contaminated by patients with contagious diseases; or working with or near equipment that has moving parts, is noisy, generates heat, or emits toxic fumes, such as a mechanized transport system, an ultrasonic unit, automatic washers, or gas and steam sterilizers. The employee must comply with special safety and health precautions and use protective clothing or gear such as aprons, gowns, caps, gloves, or ear plugs.
Constantly moving about, up to 90% of the time.
Frequently positions self to properly place, inspect, and receive surgical trays.
Constantly positions or moves objects weighing 10 to 50 pounds.
Constantly transports objects weighing 20 to 650 pounds.
Required Protective Equipment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is REQUIRED to wear blue uniforms, aprons, a medical cap, masks, gloves, and foot covers.
Operates in a confined indoor open space.
Constantly exposed to bodily fluids, hazardous cleaning chemicals, contagious and infectious diseases.
Manages employees responsible for preparing, storing, and distributing equipment as needed for patient care. Oversees proper sterilization of medical supplies and assembly of equipment. Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling of the daily and long range activities as it relates sterilization, decontamination, supplies and case carts system at Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital.
Essential Functions & Accountabilities
Plan, manage, and coordinate the 24/7 activities of designated Materials Management, Central Sterile Supply areas involved in sterilization, decontamination, supplies, case carts and IntelliShelf/Omnicell replenishment at Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital.
Responsible for developing department budgets (operational and capital). Allocates budgeted funds to support the operational needs and the strategic objectives of the organization.
Develop and implement methods and systems for improving operational deficiencies. This includes sterilization, decontamination, operating room case cart system, and IntelliShelf supply replenishment. Ensure compliance with The Joint Commission regulatory requirements and department operating procedures. Develop and maintain ongoing dialogue with Kent General Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital Operating Room management to assure service levels are communicated and met.
Responsible for decisions to hire. Evaluate performance and recommend or initiate promotions, transfers, and disciplinary action for department staff. Mentors staff members in continual training, teaching and reinforcement of service, technical, analytical, planning and developmental skills. Manages the scheduling of staff, campus assignments in support of customer requirements.
Ensures clear expectations and goals are established annually for all direct and indirect reports; updated as needed.
Creates and develops a culture of quality and service improvement, including appropriate metrics to support the department’s operating goals.
Provides leadership and acts as a resource to supervisors and departmental staff to insure smooth operations of the day to day activities; and insuring operational goals and customer needs are met. Manage in a diverse environment.
Oversees the cleaning, sterilization, assembly and storage of all instruments tray sets assuring availability for surgical cases. Responsible for inventory records of Central Supply Room for both KGH and MMH.
All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities.