SUPERVISOR STERILE PROCESSING in San Diego, CA at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

Date Posted: 7/9/2019

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Job Description

At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support and respect of an organization 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 Mercy Hospital San Diego is located in the heart of Hillcrest. Our Sterile Processors have the distinction of working in the longest established hospital and the only Catholic medical center in San Diego. Supporting excellence in patient-centered care, the SPD provides critical support to the highly skilled medical and nursing team in the Surgery department.

You will be responsible for the Operating Room Sterile Processing Department. The right candidate will 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 Materiels Management procurement and distribution. Will serve as back-up for Materiels Manager. Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as outlined in unit based Competency Assessment tools.

This is a full time (80 hour per pay period) afternoon/evening position.

Job Requirements

  • Three years 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.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • leadership experience
  • materials management procurement and distribution.

    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.