Sterile Processing Quality Manager - DUH - Sterile Processing
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient
beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic
facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major
surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery
center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with
nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
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University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer,
cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose &
throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology &
neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Occ Summary Responsible for providing daily oversight of the
operations for assigned agencies. Sterile Processing units. In
collaboration with the SPD Leadership, develops and activates
annual departmental strategic and operational plans.Actively leads
performance improvement, quality, and patient safety initiates
associated with high level disinfection, sterilization, and
instrumentation transport to ensure risk of environmental cross-
contamination is minimized and health of staff is safeguarded.
Serves as an expert on sterilization processes and systems. Assures
compliance with policies and procedures and all regulatory and
Supervises Sterile Processing staff ensuring maximum productivity
and issues effectiveness to include staffing and evaluating work
performance. Implements, monitors, and improves the department
workflow to optimize safe patient outcomes. Monitors activities on
a 24 hour/7 day week basis to ensure adequate work flow and to
allow for rapid adjustments as indicated. Ensures staff is
oriented, trained, and appropriately credentialed to meet
competencies established within the department and hospital
mandatory requirements. Supervises all decontamination and
sterilization processing producing results in conformance with
departmental goals and objectives and regulatory compliance.
Ensures timeliness of instrumentation turnover, coordinates with OR
with regard to instrument replacement, functionality and
setcompleteness. Ensures all SPD patient care equipment and
distribution equipment is properly maintained; ensures that all
department processing equipment is operating as required. Monitors
and ensures daily operational compliance with the standards
governing sterile processing activities. Identifies emerging trends
in sterile processing to achieve better outcomes. Works with SPD
Educator to coordinate and monitor staff training program. Ensures
all staff is knowledgeable as to applicable standards, procedures
and safety requirements. Keeps current with trends and advances in
methods of sterile processing by attending training sessions or
professional forums and/or reading health care literature.
Participates in development and/or revision of department operating
policies and procedures; responsible for keeping departmental
policies current to satisfy hospital and regulatory agency
requirements. Coordinates preparation of budgetary recommendations
of assigned units, monitors, verifies and reconciles expenditures
of budgeted funds. Hires, coaches, trains, and implements
corrective action as necessary. Provides development and mentoring
opportunities for staff. Develops relationships with physicians,
nurses, and other department customers to enable conversations
around service, safety and financial.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of AAMI standards, Association of Professional Infection
practices. Control (APIC), and Association of Operating Room Nurses
(AORN). Ability to problem solve department issues and maintains
clinical. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Able to
maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Competent in
leadership for designated scope of responsibility. Ability to
remain calm under stressful situations.
Education Associate's degree in a related healthcare field
required. Bachelor's degree in related healthcare field
Five years' experience in a sterile processing or similar setting,
including at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Current certification as a Sterile Processing Technician through an
preferred accredited organization (CRCST- Certified Registered
Central Service Tech, IAHCSMM, or Certified Sterile Processing and
Distribution Technician CBSPD) required. Certification as CHL -
IAHCSMM; Certification in Health Care Leadership
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