Spv-Sterile Processing
The Woman's Hospital of Texas- Houston - Houston, TX

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The Woman’s Hospital of Texas

JOB DESCRIPTION – Sterile Processing Supervisor


      1. Under the direction of the Director of Surgical Services, is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the daily activities of the Sterile Processing Department.

      2. Provides feedback to the Nurse Manager and Director of Surgical Services regarding budgetary considerations, staff evaluations and opportunities for improvement.

      3. Demonstrates and maintains current with specialized knowledge of instrument care and sterilization standards.

      4. Participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving patient’s health care goals through supervising, monitoring and documenting the efficacy of the sterilization processes.

      5. Accurately and completely maintains unit-based documentation of job-related activities.

      6. Schedules and maintains staffing levels within productivity guidelines and to meet the needs of the facility.

      7. Oversees and reports Sterile Processing Unit’s Performance Improvement activities.

      8. Reviews and maintains required employee records for in-services, evaluations and time-keeping.

      9. Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.

      10. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness.

      11. Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.

      12. Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs.

      13. Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, unit staff, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve.

      14. Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices.

      15. Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit.

      16. To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity.

      17. Other duties as assigned

      Reports to: Director of Surgical Services

      Job Requirements:

      Education required and/or preferred:

      Required: High School graduate or equivalent, successful completion of training in technical school for instrument technicians or surgical technologist with equivalent work experience

      Li censure/Certification REQUIRED:

      REQUIRED: Certification in specialty

      Experience required or preferred:

      PREFERRED: Clinical experience with management duties