Interim Manager Sterile Processing in Richland, WA   at SkyBridge Resources, LLC

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

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 Interim Manager Sterile Processing 


SkyBridge Resources is seeking an Interim Manger Sterile Processing in the Richland Area of Washington State!  

Job Description:  

  • $1,981 weekly gross pay 

  • Day shift: Monday-Friday, start and end times may vary based on case levels for the day, no call 

  • Demonstrates and sustains compliance with the Caregiver Expectations and Code of Conduct. 

  • Fosters an environment that nurtures collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect through effective communication. 

  • Provides sound leadership to the team to the Sterile Processing team, and any ancillary staff including OR team members, volunteers, and other medical center team members within the Sterile Processing Department. 

  • Collaborates with Human Resources on personnel issues. 

  • Collaborates with Talent Acquisition on recruitment items including completing requisitions, interviewing, hiring. 

  • Insures appropriate staff competencies are maintained (licensure, certification, orientation, mandatory training continuing education). 

  • Ensures assigned employees complete mandatory education competency assessment requirements.  

  • Supervises and coordinates the staffing schedule. 

  • Reviews and approves time cards & time off requests. 

  • Monitors, documents and manages absenteeism & individual performance. 

  • Assists in the development of the Operational and Capital budgets. 

  • Maintains the budget within the established parameters. 

  • Maintains inventory of supplies and instruments within establish budget. 

  • Supports Kadlec Lean processes and Value Improvement for Patients.   

  • Supports Standard Work.  

  • Develops the orientation & competency plan for the department & ensures compliance for all employees. 

  • Develops and implements best practice education, goals, policies, procedures and performance improvement opportunities. 

  • Trains and provides direction to the SPD team, new employees, and students.   

  • Demonstrates effective problem solving through active listening, research, data analysis, and documentation. 

  • Actively participates in management development programs offered at the medical center and other pertinent conferences to enhance personal and professional growth.  

  • Follows universal protocols including frequent hand washing & wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.  

  • Provides leadership and guidance in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, outcome achievement, and performance improvement activities. 

  • Assists with the development of new programs, protocols, and policies. 

  • Collaborates with other departments to problem solve on-going issues that impact department / organizational goals and patient care delivery. 

  • Maintains compliance with all applicable federal state, and regulatory agency requirements. 

  • Ensures appropriate preparation of surgical instruments/equipment, trays, case cart assembly, and instrument processing for all departments in a timely manner. 

  • Develops and follows all appropriate policies and procedures related to infection control, fire and safety, hazardous chemicals, personnel policies and departmental procedures. 

  • Oversees quality control in SPD and related OR. as directed by regulatory agencies including but not limited to Joint Commission, Department of Health, & CDC.  

  • Operates and maintains all equipment used in the sterilization process assuring proper functioning of temperatures, pressures, & cycle times; Reports any malfunctions and follows up on repair or replacement. 

  • Troubleshoots repair / replacement of instruments & equipment.  

  • Manages all loaner equipment & instrumentation. 

  • Assists with delivery of instruments and supplies to all care departments. 

  • Supports the Mission, Vision, & Values of Kadlec. 

  • Actively participates in meetings, committees, and processing improvement projects. 

  • Optimizes time by effectively using resources to identify barriers and balance priorities. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 


  • 2 years sterile processing or surgical services experience preferred 

  • Active BLS required - must be American Heart Association 

  • Min 3 years recent supervisor or management experience required 

  • RN, Surgical Technologist, or Sterile Processing Technician experience in an acute care medical facility preferred 

  • Knowledge and ability to apply sterile technique / processes as outlined by AAMI, AORN, OSHA, CDC, and other regulatory agencies. 

  • Knowledge of surgical procedures, medical supplies, instrumentation, equipment and basic medical terminology. 

  • Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.  

  • Knowledge of telephone / computer techniques and etiquette. 

  • Knowledge of supervision, scheduling and training. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the tact, patience, and courtesy. 

  • Excellent organization skills. 

  • Excellent decision making skills. 

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all medical center business.  

  • Ability to meet schedules, time lines, and work independently or in collaboration as needed for successful completion of project. 

  • Ability to cope with and manage change; as well as help others with the change process. 

  • Ability to perform numerous projects simultaneously and accomplish assignments with numerous interruptions.  

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service. 

  • Ability to follows the Fish philosophy and Commitment to Co-Workers.  

  • Ability to communicate clearly in difficult situations, offering alternative methods for problem solving.  Seeks guidance from in-house experts, supports organizational program development.  

  • Ability to analyze data for to prepare and maintain reports for effective problem solving.  

  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for decisions by effectively communicating goals, objectives, strategies, and expected results of decision.  

  • Ability to understand the work of the Sterile Processing Team is critical to patient safety. 


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