MUHA MA91 - Manager, Central Sterile Processing

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Finance and Support Services - Supply Chain Management
Sub Department: MUHA-9674000-Sterile Processing Department
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Support Services
Pay scale: MUHA-Grade 15: $58,965 - $77,658 (midpoint)


Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:  Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/PurposeThe Manager, Central Sterile Processing reports to the Director, Central Sterile Processing.  Under limited supervision, the is responsible for providing daily oversight of the operations for the Sterile Processing Services Department (SPD) to include all facets of sterile processing and perioperative supply chain functions in support of labor and delivery and several outpatient and ambulatory settings. This role is responsive to the needs of the end user and SPD staff. This position abides by and maintains quality measures that are established by the department. This role identifies and brings forward opportunities to improve quality control systems, build and maintain a cohesive team, mentor staff, and ensure technical competency across all staff positions. The Manager adheres to the budget and partners with stakeholders at all locations to ensure customer and patient satisfaction while upholding the quality standards of a high performing organization.

Minimum Training and Education: An associate’s degree from an accredited college/university and a minimum of 5 years of SPD experience with at least 3 years of demonstrated management experience required; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Nursing, Business or Health Care Administration preferred.   Fundamentals of cleaning and packaging sterile supplies and instruments, steam sterilization, quality assurance, infection control, isolation techniques, and safe practices in sterile processing within applicable federal, state and other regulatory agencies required. Extensive knowledge of all surgical instrumentation and equipment, processing and sterilization techniques and standards, supplies, microbiology, soaps and detergents required.  Knowledge of standard procedures and methods used to   Must be proficient in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, have experience in staff development, personnel management, critical thinking and budgetary principles.  Proficiency with MS Office required.  Certification in sterile processing as a Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) is preferred, or must obtained within 6 months in position.   If a Registered Nurse, current licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state is required.   If a Certified Surgical Technologist, must hold the credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, (formerly LCC-ST).

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Certification in sterile processing as a Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) is preferred, or must obtained within 6 months in position.   If a Registered Nurse, current licensure as a registered nurse by the South Carolina Board of Nursing or a compact state is required.   If a Certified Surgical Technologist, must hold the credential administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, (formerly LCC-ST).

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)


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