Responsible for the overall mission and strategic vision of LeeSar Regional Service Center (LeeSar) in providing sterile processing services to Lee Health (LH) and other member locations as required. Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Off-site Reprocessing Center (ORC) and Sterile Processing Turn Centers (found at each LH care site) in addition to Surgical Pack Operations. Ensures adherence to standards of practice as established by OSHA, FDA, AORN, DNV, and AAMI. Responsible for the leadership of SPD technicians and support staff, management of an $11M annual budget, and accountability for maintaining highest standards for quality, accuracy, and timeliness in providing sterile products with a zero tolerance for defects. The Executive Director also supports the mission, vision, and values of Lee Health, and reports dotted line to a senior LH executive.
MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
Advance the mission of our members to improve the health of patients and communities we serve.
Provide world class supply chain services that position members for success in a value-based healthcare market.
Develops short term and long term goals that are in alignment with LeeSar and LH’s strategic objectives through a dyad partnership with the LH System Director, Surgical Process Standardization. Develops capital budget (operational expense including supplies, equipment and labor) which reflects anticipated expenditures/resources to meet initiatives and flexible staffing based on volume. Reviews budgeted recommendations with supervisor for approval. Analyzes, resolves and reports variances between budgeted and actual supply and expense lines with monthly monitoring fluctuations in volume
Plans, directs and coordinates activities involved in the acquisition, decontamination, storage, assembly, cleaning and sterilization of medical, surgical and related supplies, materials and equipment utilized. Serves as a resource for information regarding proper sterilization techniques, product information, and equipment operation, as required by other healthcare team members. Ensures that sterilization processes are compliant with State, Federal and applicable accreditation laws/guidelines. Ensures collection, cleaning, quality control, sterilization and distribution of instruments and materials necessary for operation. Maintains, prioritizes, and expedites work flow with adherence to the Quality Management System.
Maintains expertise and acts as primary resource for sterile processing related needs and issues. Oversees interviewing, selecting, training and assigning work to employees; evaluates employee performance and recommends salary adjustments. Counsels management as well as employees and performs corrective action, up to and including termination. Resolves employee related issues and concerns as they arise. Ensures annual development plan for each employee is established. Provides direction on departmental educational plan, providing feedback, as needed, and sets an example by being a role model for department staff
Supports the organizations efforts of preventing the spread of microorganisms among patients, personnel and visitors; staff will demonstrate knowledge and application of standard precautions and the 5 types of transmission based precautions (contact, droplet, special respiratory, airborne, and neutropenic). Ensures staff is appropriately trained in the principles of aseptic technique, sterilization, disinfection, instrument recognition and tray assembly, ensuring adherence to established standards, policies and procedures
Prepares clear, well-organized, complete and timely written communications. Interacts on all shifts with unit personnel. Attends meetings and facilitates staff attendance at hospital required committees. Provides mechanism for staff representation to report back to unit. Participates actively in leadership council and OR Management Committees. Disseminates information to staff. Uses verbal communication which is clear, concise and timely. Is an effective listener, demonstrates effective interpersonal skills and provides feedback in a timely manner
Collaborates with LH’s Organizational Transformation department to establish area based indicators and monitors. Reports findings to the primary point of contact from Organizational Transformation and recommends plan of action. Develops, implements, and monitors adherence to established quality standards, guidelines, and philosophy of Lean Management.
Addresses concerns regarding instrumentation, equipment and case cart supplies with clinical and non-clinical departments to ensure proper root-cause resolution of problem. Communicates with customers to maintain and enhance relationships, to improve services and to maintain an understanding of clinical operations and related issues
Coordinates ordering of instrumentation for preference card requirement with SPD supervisory staff and clinical managers. Works with vendors to ensure that instrumentation is current and trade-outs with new technology are accomplished. With the LH System Director, Surgical Process Standardization, coordinates the standardization of instrument trays across the Lee Health. Works closely with the OR staff in all hospitals to suggest changes and develop standardization where possible. Assists with the coordination and implementation of departmental supply chain logistics, including the internal movement of all materials from entry to the point of use. Facilitates and supports strategic vendor relationships.
Ensures routine maintenance is performed on washer- disinfectors, steam and low temperature hydrogen peroxide sterilizers and cart washer (including education and review of function and operation with employees of sterile processing)
Monitors stability of work force as indicated by turnover rate, staff feedback and exit interviews. Facilitates the completion of time schedules according to written guidelines. Apprises supervisors and staff of potential shift problems. Reviews employee attendance on an ongoing basis. Analyzes trends and identifies problems. Initiates corrective measures to reduce absenteeism and tardiness. Monitors work flow and quality of service provided to customers
Establishes and maintains all policies and procedures required in sterile processing in accordance with applicable guidelines. Administers policies and procedures that contribute to the accomplishment of financial, material and human resource objectives and ensure all staff is trained and compliant to established policies
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree and certification from a recognized accreditation school such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Health Care Central Service Materiel Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution) is required. A Master’s Degree in Health Related Field or Business Administration is strongly preferred.
In-depth knowledge of the following standards: AAMI, AORN, FDA, DNV, OSHA. Possess strong computer skills including proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office products such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Requires effective communication and team development skills. Ability to exercise analytical judgment with strong teamwork approach. Ability to effectively coordinate and manage staff and customers. Extensive knowledge of sterilization methods, case cart deployment, supply chain logistics and surgical instruments is required.
Requires 10 years of experience in sterile processing or equivalent for a multi-hospital system, including at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity. Experience should demonstrate effective leadership, management, and organizational skills. Must have acquired knowledge of decontamination, and sterilization processes, case cart systems and medical/surgical supplies & equipment. Proven experience in team engagement and process improvement.
Visual acuity necessary to accurately type, file and proof-read documents and ensure accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of job
Ability to perform job tasks with our without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to safely drive and be present at customer sites as needed.
Hours for this position may flex depending on business needs.
Ability to work primarily in a seated position with frequent standing, walking, reaching, holding, grasping. Occasional lifting up to 20 lbs, carrying, kneeling, climbing.
Manual dexterity necessary to perform tasks such as typing, filing, sorting, writing and using keyboards, telephones and other office equipment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works in sterile processing and operating room environments.
Some exposure to contaminated equipment, supplies, and instruments may occasionally occur. Such hazards are minimized when established safety procedures are followed.
Job Type: Full-time
Internal Number: 1
CommittedSince our humble beginning in 1998 LeeSar/CSF has been dedicated to increasing efficiencies, assuring quality, and creating opportunities for savings by equipping healthcare systems to perform at their best.Every contract signed and new process implemented reflects of our commitment to advance patient care by providing reliable, cutting-edge solutions.LeeSarLeeSar’s supply chain services provide healthcare professionals with the resources they need to ensure high quality patient care. We pride ourselves in utilizing innovative technology and processing solutions to cover a range of services, including surgical, medical, pharmaceutical, and more.Cooperative Services of FloridaIn order to drive value through the healthcare supply chain, Cooperative Services of Florida (CSF) uses the power of group purchasing: working on behalf of our members to negotiate cost-saving contracts with manufacturers and service providers.As an industry leader in healthcare supply chain management, LeeSar/CSF provides optimal resources at the best value, positioning our members for success and the delivery of excellent patient care.