Perform routine duties and responsibilities necessary for the proper functioning of the Central Service Department. Oversee the performance of Central Service employees as it relates to the processing and sterilization of supplies and/or equipment. Provides leadership and direction for department activities in the absence of the Central Services Supervisor and Manager. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, cleaning, wrapping, sterilization, storage, and distribution of instruments and/or supplies utilized by the Procurement and Processing departments. Monitor the proper performance of equipment and maintain accurate and clear documentation as it relates to the sterilization of equipment and or supplies.
Assist in all aspects of running the Central Services department, providing daily direction and communication to shift employees so that customer needs are met in a timely and efficient manner.
Provide employees with the appropriate training and resources to perform their job, taking steps to identify and correct deficiencies noted.
Contribute to employee counseling, orientation, and disciplinary action and performance appraisals.
Ability to maintain the operation of the Central Services Department in the absence of the Supervisor, as well as communicate with Processing leadership regarding schedule and equipment needs.
Ability to float within the department and/or flex work hours to address mission critical needs, staffing deficiencies or workload imbalances as necessary.
Facilitate interactions between team members and external customers ensuring that they are conducted in a professional manner.
Ensure that members of the CS team adhere to LifeLink policies, ethics, SOP’s and directives.
Use appropriate judgment in upward communication regarding department and employee needs and concerns. Ensure departmental leadership is informed in a timely fashion.
Ensure supply and materials orders are correct and delivered to Materials Management in a timely manner.
Receive, clean and decontaminate surgical instruments and/or equipment as necessary.
Perform daily monitoring, QC review as directed, and maintenance of sterilization equipment.
Receive deliveries and place stock in its proper location in supply room.
Attend continuing education courses to retain certification as it relates to the Central Service Department.
Work requires a High School Diploma or equivalent or a minimum of 8 yrs. experience in a Central Service or hospital Sterile Processing department.
Work requires a CRCST or equivalent certification.
Work requires the ability to train and direct Central Services Technicians and the interpersonal ability to interact with staff and management.
Work requires the mental acuity to oversee the documentation requirements necessary to conform to the standards of LifeLink SOP’s, AAMI standards, AATB standards, FDA, OSHA requirements and all other relative agencies.
Work requires the mental ability to project for levels of processed supplies in the processing and procurement areas.
Work requires the visual acuity necessary to review and interpret sterilization test results.
Work requires the physical ability to lift and carry equipment up to fifty pounds and the ability to stand for 90 percent of the work time.
Work requires the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines.
Work requires good eye and hand coordination
LifeLink offers a wonderful benefits package to include company paid medical and dental premiums, life insurance, disability insurance and a generous company paid pension plan. EOE.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 201811082
About LifeLink Tissue Bank
LifeLink Foundation is a non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation works in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients, support research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissue for transplant patients.