The Central Sterile Reprocessing Dept. (CSPD) manager is responsible for the administrative and operational goals and objectives of the CSPD department at Michigan Medicine’s University Hospital. This position plans, organizes and directs the operations of the Central Sterile Processing Department in accordance with Federal, State and Local standards, regulations and Michigan Medicine guidelines, procedures and policies that govern decontamination, sterilization and distribution of instrumentation required for the Surgical Services department, procedural areas and clinics. The CSPD manager works in collaboration with Ambulatory Care and OR leaders, nursing/patient care leaders, support services, faculty, and staff to manage the re-processing and availability of instrumentation.
Leadership and Organizational Development:
Strategic planning; work with the System’s Manager for CSPD to identify unit priorities, support business efficiencies, and enhance a culture of teamwork and cooperation among staff members.
Develop and promote innovative approaches for team development and cohesiveness throughout all levels of business operations to meet operational and business needs.
Identify, communicate, share, and present operational, performance, financial metrics, and best practices to staff, and leadership.
Builds and inspires confidence, trust and collaboration through an atmosphere of cooperation with all internal and external partners and customers to assure timely processing, sterilization and distribution of instrumentation.
Supervision and Staff Management:
Manages and oversees the reprocessing of instruments for Surgical Services and units outside the Operating Room (OR) environment (units, clinics, diagnostic areas, etc.).
Responsible for staff human resource management, onboarding, performance planning and development, coaching, and discipline.
Responsible for ensuring that all sterile processing policies/procedures are current and practiced consistently.
Develop and oversee procedures to recognize and incentivize staff excellence.
Oversees educational programs for staff and leadership development.
Oversees and ensures compliance and training for the Instrument Tracking System.
Assures all storage areas and supplies are maintained in a neat, orderly, safe and clean environment.
Assures the environment of care is clean, compliant with standards and has required air flow and air exchanges.
Assigns other tasks to staff members, and performs other tasks as the need dictates.
Compliance, Safety and Quality Programs:
Responsible for compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements concerning the reprocessing of instrumentation.
Oversees and assures the selection of the appropriate processing method used for each sterilized item is compliant with manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU).
Responsible for the development and monitoring of all process improvement and quality indicators and managing these indicators to a high performance level.
Reviews and monitors Patient Safety Reporting Forms and other quality reports to ensure safe practices are in place and being followed.
Maintains and fosters compliance with productivity and first time quality indicators and criteria.
Is responsible for the preparation and publishing of monthly statistical activity reports.
Prepares regular reports for SDS committee and other committees as needed.
Ensures proper collection and storage of all associated records for bacteriologic testing, cycle monitoring, and preventative maintenance.
Financial Responsibility and Fiscal Oversight:
Responsible for sound fiscal management of the unit including managing to or exceeding forecast targets.
Oversees capital and operational budgets.
Assures unit and supervisory staffing models are reviewed and adjusted accordingly.
Develops standard work practices, to ensure the work environment is conducive to a high level of productivity, safety and efficiency.
Bachelor's degree in the Health Care related field, Administration, Business, Education, Sciences, or other related field. May consider work experience in lieu of degree.
A minimum of five year’s management experience in a Central Sterile Processing or Surgical Services Department.
A thorough knowledge of asepsis, surgical instruments, patient care equipment, sterilization, and decontamination.
Completion of a Sterile Processing Certification within one year of placement is required.
Competent in the use of Word, Excel and other computer software applications.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, critical thinking and customer service skills.
Sterile Processing and Distribution Manager Certification. Two or more years of manager experience in Sterile Processing with progressive improvements in staff utilization, workflow, budget management, Lean/Toyota method training, administrative and teaching duties. Operating Room or similar experience.
Full time, M-F, weekends as needed. Hours are typically “day shift” however, may flex based on unit needs.
Reports to the System Manager for Sterile Processing/CSPD.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 181157
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