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MUHA DI88 - Executive Director, Sterile Processing

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Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Perioperative Services - Surgical Services
Sub Department: MUHA-9674100-Csc - Sterile Processing Dep
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC-Downtown, Charleston, SC-West Ashley
Categories: Executive Leadership & Administrators
Pay scale: MUHA - Unclassified


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

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: 0700-1530

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose: The Executive Director, Sterile Processing Department & Consolidated Service Center-SPD Operations reports to the Chief Perioperative Operations Officer. Under limited supervision, the Executive Director, is responsible for providing leadership of the Sterile Processing Department(s) and all facets of sterile processing and functions to include support of ancillary areas, labor and delivery, outpatient clinic areas, Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (ASFs) and the Consolidated Service Center-SPD. This role oversees departmental operations and productivity, inclusive of work flow design and optimization and is responsible for quality outcomes and patient safety as it relates to the cleaning, sterilization and High Level Disinfection (HLD) of surgical instruments, scopes and equipment processed through the department. This position evaluates, maintains, and improves quality control systems, ensures regulatory compliance and standards is maintained (Joint Commission, DHEC, AAMI, IAHCSMM, etc.), while developing a cohesive team, mentoring supervisory staff, and ensuring technical competency across all position levels. This role is responsible for the development and adherence 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:  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and a minimum of 8-10 years of SPD and/or combined OR/Procedural  experience with at least 5 years of management experience required; a Master’s degree  preferred (MHA, MBA, MSN or other health related graduate degree; Certification as a Certified Scrub Tech or licensed Registered Nurse is preferred. Certification in sterile processing as a Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) is preferred, or must obtained within 6 months in position. Extensive knowledge of standard procedures and methods used to decontaminate, clean, inspect, assemble, package, sterilize, store and distribute items and instrumentation/ scopes within applicable federal, state and other regulatory agencies required. Extensive knowledge of sterilization/High Level Disinfection (HLD) equipment is required (autoclaves, gas sterilization, HLD, Sterrad Plasma, washer sterilizers, Medivator,etc.). Experience working within a large medical center and off-site sterile processing department is preferred.  Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, conflict resolution, consulting and advising as well as prepare clear, comprehensive written and oral reports and materials. Ability to manage complex projects and resources (people, costs, and time) across multiple departments. Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.

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.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 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

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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.