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Company: South Shore Health System
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: November 17, 2023

Job Description:

If you are an existing employee of South Shore Health then please apply through the internal career site. Requisition Number: R-13982Facility:LOC0001 - 55 Fogg Road55 Fogg Road
Weymouth, MA 02190
Department Name: SSH CPD Status: Full time Budgeted Hours: 40 Shift: Evening (United States of America)Responsible for the day-to-day supervision and coordination of the overall function of the Central Processing Department including the management of sterile and unsterile, disposable and reusable medical/surgical supplies, equipment, and instrumentation. Participates in scheduling responsibilities, ongoing in service/training programs, and oversees the daily operational activities required for the effectiveness of the department on all shifts while maintaining optimal control of CPD standards. In the absence of CPD Manager, under the direction of the covering Administrative Clinical Lead, able to assume the responsibility of the department according to need. Completes annual performance appraisals as required also counsels and disciplines employees in accordance with SSH policies.

Responsible for Supply Chain inventory and equipment within Perioperative Services including purchasing special order supplies, services and equipment at competitive prices while maintaining budgetary goals and utilizing accepted purchasing practices. Develop systems for standardizing products, tracking repair costs and cost containment goals. Coordinate the procurement of supplies and capital equipment including special orders in both routine and emergence situations. Coordinate service and repair of equipment as provided for under service contracts and the bioengineering provider. Act as a leader in product evaluation, recall and failures of supplies and equipmentEssential Functions:1 - Actively participates in Performance Improvement Activities and Programs a - Plans, organizes and facilitates all department PI activities. b - Demonstrates proper documentation of mechanical, chemical and biological controls on a daily basis for all sterilizers. c - Maintains accurate records of all sterilization processes and maintains files accordingly.2 - Identifies problems and effectively communicates to the Manager of Perioperative Services in order to meet customer needs to assure overall quality of care delivered. a - Tracks shift reports to ensure accurate increasing or decreasing sterilizer usage. b - Communicates all customer service problems to the Manager of Perioperative Services. c - Actively assists in problem solving with the CPD Management Team to ensure ever increasing internal and external customer services. d - Conveys a positive customer service attitude toward user departments, peers and subordinates. Answers telephone in a courteous manner at all times. e - Assures education of the CPD staff regarding proper care, handling, and assembly of instrumentation and equipment. f - Assures timely delivery of supplies and equipment to appropriate department/unit. g - Assures that the sterility of items stored in CPD has not been compromised and action is taken to reprocess if necessary. h - Demonstrates the ability to organize all work areas for efficient and effective processing. i - Demonstrates an understanding for rotating all stock and proper par levels of supplies. j - Maintains ongoing education programs on supplies and equipment for all CPD personnel.
k. Maintains an Index Book of surgical instruments and supplies giving the location and alternative names of those items.
l. Serves as a resource person in such areas as sterilization, stock rotation methods, arrangement of trays, and proper use of maintenance of supplies and equipment, decontamination, reprocessing (including sterilization), and patient charges.3 - Complies with accreditation and regulatory bodies and commissions in relation to OR materials management. a - Maintains systems to assure compliance in regards to item tracking. b - Makes decisions based on knowledge with assistance from Systems Coordinator. c - Maintains a quality control program to ensure compliance with institutional/departmental policies and procedures as well as Joint Commission and OSHA standards.4 - Responsible for following all organization and department precautions and procedures in the performance of all job duties to ensure a safe work environment for self and others. a - Demonstrates knowledge of South Shore Health & Educational Corporation policies and procedures for decontamination of supplies and equipment. b - Demonstrates knowledge of South Shore Health & Educational Corporation policies and procedures for proper assembly and packaging of all supplies and equipment. c - Demonstrates knowledge of South Shore Health & Educational Corporation policies and procedures for all required sterilization methods. d - Demonstrated knowledge of AORN and Central Services standards and recommendations pertaining to CPD.8 - Supports Perioperative Service Supply and Equipment Manager by supporting and coordinating program development activities.9 - Understands sterilization process on various instruments and equipment. a - Provides mechanism to identify what type of sterilization is necessary for various items. b - Discusses and recommends type of sterilization for new items in collaboration with Surgical Inventory Coordinator. c - Provides oral and written education for CPD and OR staff to ensure proper processes are followed. d - Provides current information on instrumentation, equipment, and sterilization processes by maintaining and updating the CPD data base.10 - Supervises case cart set-ups for accuracy and completeness. a - Reviews surgical schedule and case carts on an on-going basis. b - Oversees documentation and reports of missing or substituted items to OR and appropriate CPD staff. c - Serves as the backup for SIC and reviews the surgical schedule then generates the case cart pick lists for the following day.11 - Is responsible for department's operational excellence; assures department delivers quality services in accordance with applicable policies, procedures and professional standards. a - Manages all activities so that quality services are provided in an efficient and effective manner, as observed by Director of Perioperative Services. b - Creates and maintains an environment that fosters innovation. c - Develops and provides services that meet all applicable regulatory requirements. d - Participates in Performance Improvement programs that meet JCAHO and other regulatory agency requirement standards as evidenced by reports. e - Maintains departmental productivity measurements; reports status monthly. f - Directs department activities in a manner consistent with organization-wide programs and procedures. g - Assists with developmental, review and revision of departmental policies and procedures that reflect the organization's standards. h - Assists with the development and implementation of strategic plan for department.12 - Manages human resources to assure quality services and promotes positive employee relations, as required by the CPD Nurse Manager. a - Consistently and fairly implements human resources policies. b - Maintains effective and appropriate staffing by monitoring employee turnover, overtime and absenteeism. c - Assists with employee performance appraisals in collaboration with the CPD Management Team. d - Follows human resources policies to implement progressive discipline, when necessary, as required by the Director of Perioperative Services. e - Collaborates with human resources and the CPD Management Team for the recruitment and selection of qualified employment candidates, following all policies, guidelines and applicable laws, as required by the Director of Perioperative Services. f - Is recognized as a positive role model.13 - Assist Manager with fiscal management of department; assures proper utilization of organization's financial resources. a - Assist Manager with preparing department budgets.14 - Effectively communicates departmental, organization and industry information to staff. a - Promotes regular, comprehensive communication with CPD Management Team and all other staff. b - Attends organization's informational meetings, as evidenced by attendance sheets. c - Gathers, interprets, and delivers information to staff in a timely fashion. d - Assures staff understands information as evidenced by staff compliance with, and participation in, Hospital programs, seminars, training and related activities. e - Exhibits effective communication with staff for conflict resolution which otherwise may hamper relations and productivity, as observed by the Director of Perioperative Services. f - Utilizes Hospital communication resources to inform internal and external customers of departmental news/achievements/policies. 15 - Attains all agreed goals and objectives within specified time frames, as part of the organization's overall mission. a - (List specific goals for current year) b - Develops annual departmental objectives to support institutional goals and objectives, and strives to attain same.16 - Technology - Embraces technological solutions to work processes and practices. - a - Utilizes Lotus Notes to provide information of changes and additions to department practices and processes via email and databases. b - Utilizes the OR Manager to generate surgical schedules and pick lists for case carts. c - Utilizes ReportXpress to track employees' badging time with special regard to South Shore Hospital's policy on attendance and punctuality. d - Utilizes MediTech to complete the on-line ordering process for supplies. e - Utilizes Lotus Notes data bases to keep knowledge current and to report changes or problems. f - Utilizes new technology such as digital cameras and images to provide educational and informational tools to CPD, OR, and other departments within the organization.17 - Safety Awareness - Fosters a "Culture of Safety" through personal ownership and commitment to a safe environment. a - Successfully answers safety questions in annual mandatory education program and insures that staff completes the required educational programs. b - Understands individual and departmental roles/responsibilities during hospital codes (e.g., Code Green, Code Red). c - Operates all department equipment safely and maintains staff competency in equipment safety. d - Knows where to find and utilize material safety data sheets (MSDS) for items used to perform job. e - Follows all CDC guidelines for Universal Precautions when handling soiled equipment, instruments, and supplies and enforces these guidelines for CPD staff. f - Uses and provides staff with personal protective equipment and knowledge of proper body mechanics when performing all aspects of the job. g - Properly handles and disposes of biohazard waste by following Infection Control guidelines and hospital policy and enforces department compliance in the policies and guidelines. h - Obtains annual TB test and monitors staff complianceMinimum Education - PreferredPrinciples of Management and Supervision for Central Services Personnel course by IAHCSMM preferred.Minimum Work ExperienceSix (6) years' experience in Central Services Department with at least three (3) years' experience at a supervisory level preferred.Required Certifications -CRCST - Certified Registered Central Service TechnicianRequired Licenses / Registrations If you will be driving a SSH vehicle as part of your job, a valid MA driver's license in good standing is required as well as verification of an acceptable motor vehicle driving record, at time of hire, with annual verification required thereafter. Required additional Knowledge, and Abilities
Supervisory experience.
Current membership in IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management).
Prefer strong knowledge of PC, including, but not limited to, Word, Windows and Excel.
Specific knowledge of aseptic technique, microbiology, sterilization, inventory control, surgical case cart system, surgical equipment, instrumentation, and procedures, as well as medical/surgical devices and equipment and manufacturers requirements as necessary.
In-house inventory tracking, order coordinating and questions, and pricing.
Sterilization process.
Surgeons' preference card files.
Case cart set-ups.Monday - Friday 0630-1500Rotating weekend call shifts Responsibilities if Required: Education if Required: License/Registration/Certification Requirements: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) - Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA), Valid Driver's License - Various About UsSouth Shore Health is a not-for-profit, charitable health system offering primary and specialty care, hospital care, home health and community care, emergency and urgent care, and preventative and wellness services. We are the largest independent health system in Southeastern Massachusetts. -South Shore Health brings together like-minded people who work "As One" toward a common goal of providing exceptional care the people of our region deserve. We unite top-caliber talent, technology, and service with the wishes and personal needs of patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans.

Keywords: South Shore Health System, Weymouth , CPD SUPERVISOR, Other , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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