This position provides leadership of the department’s overall operations and is responsible for an annual operating budget of over $5 million and over 70 FTEs. This position has 24-hour accountability of general unit activities and functions. Ensures adherence to departmental policies/procedures/ regulatory requirements. Sets standards of care, quality of work and best practices. Ensures effective management of human, fiscal and physical plant resources. Seeks opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operational processes and productivity.
Bachelors degree in a relevant field including healthcare, nursing, or management.
Two years experience managing a central processing department or comparable leadership experience managing a perioperative/operating room unit or department.
Certification in area of expertise through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM),
Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Competency and Credentialing (CCI) for applicants with perioperative nursing backgrounds.
Knowledge of the following standards & recommended practices for the following professional associations: IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central • Service Materiel Management), CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) AORN (Association of perioperative Nurses), AAMI (Association of the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation).
Knowledge of handling infectious waste and hazardous substances (chemicals used in cleaning, sanitation, disinfection and sterilization.
Masters degree in a related field is preferred.
Experience with a surgical instrument tracking program preferred.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
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