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Sterile Processing Manager

Company: Memorial Hermann
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.
Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.
Job Summary
Responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the activities required to meet the sterile instrument and surgical equipment processing needs of the facility and/or other areas as directed. Under general direction of the Regional Director, Sterile Processing Managers perform work ensuring that the operational performance and quality goals of the department are met.
Job Description
Minimum Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in Health Science or related field or five (5) years equivalent experience
Licenses/ Certifications:

  • Must hold or attain three (3) certifications from the following credentialing organizations within 18 months of employment
  • Technical Certification
  • Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician Certification (CRCST) with International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or
  • Sterile Processing Certification with Certified Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
  • Management Training
  • Certified Healthcare Leadership (CHL) with IAHCSMM or Certified in Sterile Processing Management (CSPM) with CBSPD
  • Specialty Certification
  • Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) or Certified Endoscope Reprocessor with IAHCSMM or Surgical Technologist with National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
  • Registered Nurse and CNOR Certification preferred

    Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

    • Minimum five (5) years of experience involving sterilization of instruments, equipment and supplies or related experience in the operating room/acute hospital environment
    • Minimum two (2) years of supervisory or lead experience
    • Oversee less than 15 employees, less than 12 ORs, and less than 250 beds
    • Basic knowledge of budgeting concepts
    • Knowledge of perioperative and materials management software programs e.g. Care4, Surginet, point of use technology (e.g. Pyxis, Abacus)
    • Knowledge of Joint Commission and Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standards
    • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health" through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.

      Principal Accountabilities

      • Plans and directs the activities involved in the acquisition, decontamination, storage, assembly, and cleaning and sterilization of medical, surgical and related supplies, materials and equipment utilized in the care and treatment of patients.
      • Manages Sterile Processing department personnel to achieve established operational and quality goals: Schedules and conducts performance evaluations, interviews prospective employees and completes personnel actions, including counseling and terminations, as necessary.
      • Directs and maintains quality control parameters for sterilization processes and ensures biological/mechanical testing is performed on all cleaning/sterilization equipment throughout the hospital. Develop and maintain related policies and procedures.
      • Maintains and monitors inventory levels of supplies and instruments.
      • Adheres to all MH policies, procedures, and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.
      • Assists with budget preparation and is accountable for meeting budgetary parameters. Provides complete and timely reports and updates on activities and achievements.
      • Acts as a resource to Sterile Processing staff and internal customers.
      • Represents facility on system Sterile Processing Council and other teams or committees, as requested.
      • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
      • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
      • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Memorial Hermann, Houston , Sterile Processing Manager, Executive , Houston, Texas

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