Sterile Processing Supervisor
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible for supervising the workflow processes of decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, instrumentation, storage and preparation and distribution of OR case carts, as well as distribution of instrumentation for other Nursing units and Ambulatory Care Services. The Sterile Processing Supervisor: assists the program manager in human resource-related functions; demonstrates personal and professional effectiveness; willingness to delegate job duties; acceptance of new ideas; and the ability to work under stressful conditions.
1. Education/specialized training/licensure:
a. Education: High School diploma or equivalent
b. Licensure/Certification: Certified Registered central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) required. Certification in Central Service/Sterile Processing must be achieved within 1 year of employment if not present at hire.
2. Work experience: Three (3) years of Sterile Processing/OR experience required.
3. Management experience: Documented leadership roles in OR/Sterile Processing.
4. Skills/Knowledge: Strong instrumentation knowledge.
1. Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact)
Bilingual Skills Required: No Languages: Bilingual skills preferred
Writing /Composing (Correspondence/Reports)
2. Other Skills:
Analytical, Medical Terms, P.C., Word Proc
3. Advanced Education:
Advanced Training Specialty: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT), or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
4. Work Schedule:
Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Overtime, Travel, On Call