Sterile Processing Supervisor
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
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