Under the general supervision of the Director and the Associate Director of Central Sterile Supply, the Assistant Director of Central Sterile Supply is the supervisor of the supply, processing, reprocessing, and sterilization function of Central Sterile Supply. The processing function consists of a 24 hour, seven day a week operation. The processing operation includes all items to be sterilized and processed requiring special handling. Included in this process are all operating room instruments, assembled trays, endoscopy equipment, etc.
The Processing and Instrument Supervisor shall determine the proper technique for the type of sterilization necessary for processing. She/he is responsible for performing the duties of the Associate Director of Central Sterile Supply in his/her absence. She/he is responsible for performing the duties of the implementing and maintaining the Case Cart System. She/he has research and advisement responsibilities and assists within the framework set by the Central sterile Supply Manager.
Duties may include the following but are not limited to:
Supervises, assigns and directs the activities of all personnel performing processing function
Evaluates the performance of the CSS technicians
Establishes and maintains a good professional rapport with the medical staff, nurses, and staff of patient care areas and all other applicable departments and units
Establishes and enforces departmental policies and procedures in accordance with hospital and university policies units
Reviews and makes the appropriate recommendations in reference to all new supplies and equipment for the unit
Develops, schedules, conducts and documents in-services in instrumentation handling and continuing education programs for the personnel of the unit
Meets or exceeds standards of compliance of all the accreditation and regulatory bodies and commissions in relationship to supply, processing and sterilization
Submits periodic reports to the CSS Director concerning the functional phases of the unit.
Performs the appropriate committee functions as assigned.
Attends staff meetings and conferences at the CSS Director's discretion.
Oversight responsibility for operation of all sterilization modalities (high vacuum autoclaves, ethylene oxide, hydrogen peroxide plasma) according to specified policies and procedures and regulatory standards
Develops and requires strict adherence to maximum quality control processing standards.
Develops and accomplishes unit objectives on a regular basis.
Coordinates specialty services (floor trays/outpatient areas) instruments, and other medical/surgical needs for fiscal year.
Secures implants, prostheses or any other devices urgently needed for surgery or patient care from other hospitals, vendors, etc., coordinating transportation of same
Aids in the evaluation process of products and instruments to be current in the state of the art as well as assessing for cost effective measures to perform procedures
Develops teaching tools for trays and instruments for each surgical service
Researches obsolete and discontinued instrumentation for replacement
Responsible for L & D instrumentation and medical/surgical supplies
Collaborates with OR clinician to standardize implants and effect price reduction
Plans workflow improvement in conjunction with case cart selection and facility layout
Collaboration of departmental repairs and construction
Collaborates with OR Implant Manager in tracking requirements for implantable medical devices
Member of CSS/OR CQI group
Performs additional responsibilities as assigned by the CSS manager
Must attend annually at least one educational offering in material or personnel management, infection control, or on programs related to sterile processing technology
Trains and supervises CSS staff on Abacus Instrument Tracking System and maintains communication with the vendor on progam updates, troubleshooting, etc.
Required Qualifications: The candidate should have at least a high school education with considerable central sterile supply experience. A minimum of 5 years of Central Sterile Supply or Operating Room with instrumentation responsibilities - with at least one year of experience on a supervisor or lead technician level. Familiarity with function is preferred.
Effective, January 1, 2015 anyone employed into this position must obtain the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Central Supply Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) credential by their 18th month anniversary from their hire date into the position.
Special Notes: Resume/CV should be included with the online application.
In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes "continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19," Candidates who are not already partially vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later.
The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.
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All Hospital positions maybe subject to changes in pass days and shifts as necessary.
This position may require the wearing of respiratory protection, which may prohibit the wearing of facial hair.
This function/position maybe designated as "essential." This means that when the Hospital is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook University Hospital and related facilities.
Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements:
Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services*
Complete electronic reference check with a minimum of three (3) professional references.
Successfully complete a 4 panel drug screen*
Meet Regulatory Requirements for pre employment screenings.
Provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s).
Failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.
*The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination.
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Preferred Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in biology or bacteriology is highly desirable and Operating Room experience is essential.
Official Job Title:TH CTS Sterile Supply Specialist
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