SUPERVISOR, CENTRAL PROCESSING in San Diego, CA at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to work.
You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of their patients and their teammates.  So if you’re open to change, go ahead and unlock your potential.
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas serves the communities of San Diego’s coastal North County.  We offer a full range of clinical and surgical services, including North County’s first Primary Stroke Center, a regionally recognized brain injury program, state-of-the-art imaging center, 24-hour emergency room care and award-winning OB-GYN, maternal health and infant health services.
We invite you to join our highly engaged team in the Sterile Processing department.  In an environment that is welcoming, we collaborate very closely with the Surgery and Supply Chain departments
The Supervisor, Central Processing is responsible for the Operating Room Sterile Processing. The Supervisor is the face of the department and is able to build strong relationships with staff and customers, promoting a cohesive team environment while able to communicate processes and timelines to other departments. As an innovative leader, the Supervisor is key in problem solving and implementing new process changes and ideas Department.
Must have a thorough knowledge of the sterilization process, including decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and storage of instrumentation and equipment. Must have a thorough understanding of quality control testing and all appropriate corrective actions to take if necessary. Must be knowledgeable in all methods of disinfection and sterilization. Must be knowledgeable in infection control principles and practices. Must also have knowledge of microbiology principles and surgical asepsis. Works collaboratively with nursing personnel in the OR and hospital services, medical staff administration to ensure that quality patient care is delivered. Duties include, hiring, on-going training, evaluating and counseling of personnel, setting and maintaining optimal standards for sterility assurance, and developing and maintaining a safe and organized professional environment. Must have knowledge of allocating and managing fiscal and human resources. Must have a thorough understanding of all applicable accreditation and regulatory standards, including AORN, AAMI, OSHA, and JCAHO. Prefer some knowledge in Materials Management procurement and distribution. Will serve as back-up for Materials Manager. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in unit based Competency Assessment tools.
This is a full-time, salaried position.

Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills:
  • Three years of experience in sterile processing within an acute care setting.
  • Computer proficiency with a working knowledge of order entry, spreadsheet and database functionality preferred.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Ability to work well as a part of a leadership team.
  • Ability to direct others and negotiate desired results.
Required Certification/Registration:
  • CRCST  
Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:
  • Bachelor's degree, leadership experience, materials management procurement and distribution.
Scripps Health is repeatedly named on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to work for, only San Diego-based company and Becker’s Healthcare Top Hospitals. Scripps Health offers a robust Total Rewards Program designed to compensate and motivate you throughout your career. Scripps Health Total Rewards Program includes a broad range of plans and programs including market competitive pay and performance incentives, health and wellness benefits, financial wellness benefits, work-life resources, learning and development opportunities, and rewards and recognition. Unlock your potential with Scripps Health today.

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.