Manager Central Sterile Services
Company: UVA Health
Posted on: June 6, 2021
To manage daily operations of the Sterile Processing & Surgical
Supply Department at University of Virginia Health System
(including planning, organizing, staffing and monitoring of work
quality). Provide leadership and direction in the development and
implementation of organization-wide instrument sterilization
policies, procedures and processes. Effectively utilize available
and developing technology to improve operations and reduce costs.
This position reports to the Director, Central Sterile Services.
The manager is responsible for assuring that instrumentation,
supplies and other resources are available in a timely manner to
support surgical services and other areas dependent upon them.
Position Compensation Range: $69,201.60 - $110,718.40 Annual
- Assures that the standards of operation of the department
comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the
state Department of Health, Joint Commission and others. Works
closely with service center leadership in the development of
operation standards, policies, and procedures.
- Develops and implements departmental performance improvement
activities and assures ongoing staff participation. Reviews
feedback from customers (i. e. Main OR, OPSC), responds, compiles,
and analyzes support data and implements procedural changes as
- Provides direct supervision to a variety of SPD personnel
residing in several different functional areas within the hospital.
Provides orientation and all aspects of training. Hires, evaluates
performance, and provides corrective action as necessary. Reviews
and approves time off requests, completes payroll, monitors
attendance and tardiness, interprets hospital policies and ensures
adequate coverage for all areas of responsibility.
- Assigns and prioritizes workload; evaluates, and standardizes
operating procedures and effectively troubleshoots and resolves
issues as they arise. Informs staff of inter- and intra-
departmental policy and procedure changes.
- Establishes internal inventory levels and maintains levels in
accordance with set standards and in coordination within using
units within the hospital; establishes par level stocks and
monitors them for proper utilization. Supervises the retrieval,
editing, and storage of requisitions to ensure proper
- Acts as a champion of the SPM Instrument Tracking System.
Performs some system administrator duties and supervise others who
work on the system. Utilize the system's reporting capabilities to
identify opportunities for improvement within the department.
- Works with departmental IT staff to assess/recommend new
information technologies and how they might be applied to improve
the efficiency of the department.
- Acts as the liaison to other hospital units or departments in
regards to sterilization activities. Attends and participates in
hospital committee meetings as appropriate (i. e. Infection Control
Committee and Safety Committee).
- Works closely with leadership to develop and maintain fiscal
reporting, annual operating and capital budgets. Monitors budget
performance during fiscal year, verifying accuracy in monthly
budget statements. Resolves discrepancies and reporting errors as
they are discovered.
- Ensures the physical environment is maintained. Establishes and
enforces fire and safety regulations for the area, following
established protocols, and ensuring compliance with JCAHO, OSHA and
- In coordination with Clinical Engineering and other departments
establishes a preventative maintenance program for Central Sterile
Processing equipment and maintains adequate inventory of equipment
to meet hospital use requirements.
- Attends and participates in hospital/departmental meetings.
Attends seminars and training sessions necessary to maintain
appropriate level of professional competence.
- Creates user support teams, develops and conducts user training
at multiple levels. Responds to and resolves customer service
- Makes recommendations and assists leadership in the procurement
of medical/surgical supplies and equipment.
- Identify own areas for development and actively seeks
opportunities to strengthen and expand skills and abilities.
- In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience:Three years management or supervisory experience
within sterile processing
Licensure:Certification as CRCST or above through
IAHCSMMORcertification as CSPDT or above through
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently
bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive);
Repetitive motion: computer keyboard. Proficient communicative,
auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to
write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 - 100lbs. May be
exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body
fluids and infectious disease.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health
System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine
and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health
Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the
diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is
excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives
and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative
action employers. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color,
disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national
or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and
family medical or genetic information.
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