This a great leadership opportunity for someone with at least 2 years of Sterile Processing experience along with a CRCST.
This position is 3rd shift, Sunday- Thursday, 10 pm- 6:30 am and located in the South Campus and BJH.
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists, assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.
Responsible for supervision of the BJH main campus Sterile Processing Department (CSPD) and providing quality, efficient, cost-effective decontamination, sterilization, high level disinfection and distribution services with proper management of service utilization and inventory levels. Provides education and training support and oversees quality of all work. Able to problem solve equipment issues. Works as high functioning member of a team supporting clinics, procedural areas and over 65 operating rooms and clinics spread over a large campus. Over sees production of complex tray configurations for variety of services including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT, trauma, transplant, cardiac, orthopedic, labor and delivery, fetal surgery, general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic cases and supports level 1 trauma center. Supervises a variety of functions which include decontamination, preparation, sterilization and distribution of sterile surgical instrumentation and supplies. Supervises case cart build for ?just in time? supply and instrumentation delivery to the operating rooms. Provides cleaning and sterilization support for research related and IRB approved instrumentation. Over sees all decontamination and high level disinfection for flexible endoscopes.
Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
May participate in the development of departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets and having direct responsibility for adhering to those goals. This includes responding to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
Provides leadership and day-to-day support for operating rooms, clinics and procedural areas. Develops, communicates, and manages daily staffing schedules. Ensures daily assignments are made and completed and monitors all work to ensure 24/7 coverage of all departmental areas including scope reprocessing, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, case cart, sterile storage, and remote OR locations. Has oversight of daily production, staff productivity and distribution of case carts. The supervisory team supports daily production of over 900 trays and >50 HLD endoscopes in a fast paced, 24/7, academic, multispecialty, level 1 trauma facility. BJH CSPD services support over 430 transplant and >1000 robotic cases annually. Performs annual evaluations, coaching and discipline as needed.
Works with manager, educators and QA/QI to develop appropriate in-services and competencies for all staff. Oversees all daily operations and ensures that staff are meeting all compliance and quality requirements. Verifies staff competencies through direct observations. Oversees and audits daily equipment testing on all relevant equipment in CSPD as well as remote perioperative locations.
Daily responsibilities include assessment of instrument outages and developing action plan with leads and point of service personnel, communication with clinical staff on status of instrumentation requests, rounding in all areas to address areas of concern. Communicates with clinical staff on status of outages. Makes recommendations to improve instrument inventory to reduce future outages and assists with the procurement and coordination of equipment and instrumentation needed.
One-on-one meetings with leads and technicians on a regular basis to develop improvement/sustainment plan based around quality, productivity and ICARE Values. Appropriately coaches staff with performance concerns, completes any corrective or disciplinary action promptly and completes all performance evaluations and guides staff on how setting goals and improving performance. Tracks attendance and addresses issues promptly.
Keeps abreast of new developments, techniques and procedures on equipment, tests and methods as well as other information relating to sterile processing, and writes, updates, or reviews procedures as necessary. Has input into evaluation and selection of new technology and methodology that improves department performance and efficiency.
High School Diploma or GED
< 2 years
Licenses & Certifications
Associate or Trade School Equi
Licenses & Certifications
Benefits and Legal Statement
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At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.
Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan funded by BJC
401(k) plan with BJC match
Tuition Assistance available on first day
BJC Institute for Learning and Development
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community healt...h programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.