Assistant Manager Central Sterile Processing (Capitol Hill, Seattle)

Full Time | Seattle, WASHINGTON | 11 days

Job Summary

Full Time
Seattle
Kaiser Permanente

$164,098 Average salary of similar jobs | Check Salary...

Job Description


AS THE ASSISTANT MANAGER, YOU WILL LEAD CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT EFFORTS, DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF CHANGE WITHIN AND BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS WITH MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENT IN PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES AND EFFICIENCY AS RELATED TO STERILE PROCESSING.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS EXCELLENT VERBAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS; EXCELLENT INTERPERSONAL SKILLS; HAS THE ABILITY TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE, MOTIVATE AND DEVELOP STAFF.


Manages staff and work activities of the Central Sterilization and Reprocessing (CSR) department, which serves the Capitol Hill Inpatient/Outpatient Surgery/Procedure Centers.

Aligns work processes and staff priorities to support the accomplishment of established service agreements, department goals, regulatory obligations and financial, clinical and customer service objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manages and leads staff within the CSR department. Recruits and hires staff certified or eligible for certification. Evaluates performance and provides skills development and education to support achievement of performance standards. Develps and monitors productivity expectations. Works with Perioperative  manager re: change management and other key departmental activities to assure safe implementation. Consults with local managers regarding CSR work/roles in the clinical areas that the CSR department supports, e.g. Procedure Center, specialty and primary care clinics.
  • Participates in development, assessment and improvement of systems for receiving, reprocessing, manufacturing, sterilizing, distributing and disposing of materials, instrumentation, medical devices and equipment, in accordance with organizational objectives.
  • Assures that department meets or exceeds local/state/federal guidelines and regulatory requirements, e.g.OSHA, DOH, CDC, PSAPCA, ANSI/AAMI, AORN, FDA and the KFHPW Infection Control Committee. Develops, monitors and implements the department's quality assurance, safety, disaster, environmental and infection control programs. Remains active in professional organizations and networks with Central Services and peri-operative professionals to stay abreast of new technology, new procedures and performance benchmarking.
  • Collaborates with multiple internal customer departments within the region to contribute to efficiency, financial success and customer service outcomes of the clinical areas. Aligns priorities to meet market goals, establishes clear service level agreements. Assesses, inventories and standardizes the purchase & use across patient areas. Maintains a repository of surplus instruments.
  • Plans and prepares the annual capital and operating budgets for the department. Contributes to ROIs for new expenditures if required. Monitors budget performance monthly and makes adjustments to align with approved budgets.

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