Job Description

Job Title: Supv Ctrl Sterile Processing
Job ID: 731906
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC McKeesport
Department: Sterilization Departme
Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132

Description

Are you looking for that next step in your career within Central Sterile? Do you have a passion for patient safety and impacting care? UPMC East is looking for a supervisor to support the Central Sterile department. This position offers a generous benefits package and competitive salary. Apply today to learn more!

Purpose:

Coordinates the daily operations of the department functions and assures instrument and equipment processing including; cleaning and decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution to the patient care givers. Supervises employees and serves the customer as a resource to service problems and/or questions.

Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the manager ensuring quality of care of the Central Sterile Processing by implementing, communicating, and/or developing philosophies of standards of care; enforcing adherence to organization, departmental or outside, regulatory body requirements.
  • Coordinate educational opportunities, both internal and external, to facilitate staff acquisition of knowledge and credits necessary to maintain any employee certifications.
  • Demonstrates UPMC's commitment to the Core Values by understanding the needs of patients, their families, physicians, and co-workers and doing what is required the first time, every time by being responsible, sensitive, accurate, timely coordinated and thorough.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. Shows the ability to set priorities. Serves as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to ancillary departments and may participate in task forces or other initiatives.
  • Demonstrates interest in the development of others and positively impacts the lives of patients/families, peers, and members of the healthcare team through mentoring, education, and knowledge sharing. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other members of the healthcare team within and beyond the clinical unit/department.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improves the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work. Shares learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships internally and externally by building teams and relationships through mentoring and modeling uplifting and positive communication. Coaches colleagues on cultural diversity and addresses workplace horizontal violence and impairment. Demonstrates accountability to self and others for safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles.
  • Ensure a fully qualified and competent workgroup by coaching, scheduling, motivating, and assisting in the development of the employees in Central Sterile Processing.
  • Participate in preparation of staff annual evaluation documents.
  • Plan for and complete growth oriented and developmental activities.
  • Practices solid verbal and written communication skills, and is able to articulate and translate to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in unit practices Documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers. Demonstrates critical thinking in the analysis of clinical, social, safety, psychological and spiritual issues. Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction of the patient experience in daily work. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with colleagues. Disseminates new knowledge and innovations through presentations, posters, and publications.
  • Serve as a role model of excellent customer service by responding constructively to the needs of all those interacted with on a daily basis.
  • Sterilize and process equipment/instruments by adhering to departmental standards, professional regulations, and policies and procedures.
  • Support the departmental goals of quality service, system improvement, and cost containment by contributing to the successful implementation of recommended departmental changes.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent is required.
  • Three years experience in central sterile processing is required. 
  • Two years of supervisory or team leader experience is required. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, physicians, staff of other hospital departments, and outside contacts.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or Certified Registered Central Service Technician or International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $17 to $27.22

Union Position: No

At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

QUALITY & SAFETY
DIGNITY & RESPECT
CARING & LISTENING
RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

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