Assistant Director of Central Processing (FT) – Seacoast
Little River, SC
- Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
- Shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to the quality management system by:
(a) promoting the use of the process approach and risk-based thinking.
(b) engaging, directing, and supporting persons to contribute to the effectiveness of the quality management system
- Assist in preparing annual budgets, reviewing staffing requirements, and cost-effective programs for all services in areas of responsibility.
- Assures departmental quality standards are achieved and demonstrates accountability for improving services within department and system.
- Supervises and mentors the team that monitors and supervises the day-to-day operations.
- Assures compliance and system standardization with all regulatory and accrediting agencies, safety programs, and organizational programs.
- Maintains knowledge of industry best practices with continuous quality and performance improvement strategies by reporting and collaborating with organizational leaders.
- Works collaboratively and provides support as a subject matter expert to Infection Prevention and other members of the Quality and Patient Safety team.
- Oversees the interface between sterile processing, surgery, and materials as well as other departments to ensure that supplies and instruments are available as needed to all areas.
- Plan, direct, and coordinate activities involved in the acquisition, decontamination, storage, assembly, cleaning, and sterilization of medical, surgical, and related supplies, material, and equipment utilized in the care and treatment of patients and operations of McLeod Seacoast sterile processing and endoscopy.
- Interface regularly with Operating Room staff, advising physicians, nurses, and other personnel regarding products, supplies, equipment, service, instrumentation, and other issues necessary to perform designated patient care medical and surgical procedures.
- Work with vendors to quote, budget, and execute orders in collaboration with the Director of Surgical Services.
- Ability to perform and teach technician duties to assist as needed.
- Maintain monthly staffing schedule and rotate staff assignments to keep proficient in all areas.
- Check future schedules for equipment/instrument needs and obtains in a timely manner.
- Maintains adequate inventory levels in all areas of the SPD.
- Manage various personnel actions including, but not limited to: hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, performance expectations (PEP Process), transfers, and scheduling.
- Responsible for management of staff education in compliance with organizational and regulatory requirements.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Surgical Services.
- Assumes 24/7 accountability to manage all operations and systems related to instrument processing and distribution.
Must have a minimum of 5 years experience with sterile processing and high-level disinfection.
A minimum of 3-5 years of progressive leadership experience.
National certification in sterile processing (CBSPDT or CRCST) required.
Certification in a leadership program preferred.
Extensive computer knowledge: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows, Electronic Medical Record, and software platforms.
Little River, SC, United States