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Sterile Processing Supervisor, Tyler, Full-time, 2:30pm - 11:00pm

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Tyler
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Advancing Healthcare Together - The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas

Why UT Health - East Texas?

Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone's life and change the course of healthcare.

Our Place. Tyler is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.

Our UT Health Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced SPD Supervisor. We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Sterile Processing Department where you will be responsible for:

* Assists manager with oversight of daily operations of the Central Sterile Department. * Assists manager with oversight for all reprocessing activities of instrumentation, supplies and equipment used for patient care. * Ensures staff follows established procedures regarding receipt, collection and transportation of all contaminated instruments and supplies. * Ensures operation and cleanliness of all department equipment. * Other duties may be assigned.

Duties, Accountabilities, and Responsibilities include the following:

* Assists in coordination of daily workflow of the department. * Demonstrates effective leadership skills and professional growth. * Assists with the administration and overall operation of the department. * Each Supervisor will provide shift report regarding coordination of daily workflow activities. * Participates in the implementation of and assists with the management of the instrument management system (SPM). * Reviews, corrects, standardizes, and manages count sheets for all current and future instruments sets. * Assists in establishing the instrument repair program to reduce overall instrument maintenance, repair and replacement costs. * Assists in establishing instrument requisitions and purchasing process with best cost, high quality instrument selection in accordance with established hospital policies and guidelines.


* Associate's degree in Surgical Technology


* Requires extensive knowledge of practices regarding Decontamination, Sterilization, and Instrument Storage.

* Requires knowledge of surgical procedures, medical terminology, infection control practices and standards, as well as anatomy.

* Requires knowledge of State and Federal regulations and Professional Recommended Practices.

* Customer friendly * Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment. * Strong verbal and written communication skills * Active listening, hearing and visual skills * Must use written and/or verbal sources of information * Good problem solving skills * Basic personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; database and word processing skills required * Strong time management skills * Ability to think strategically and act tactically * Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time * Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions * Demonstrates good team work

Certification and Licensure:

* Three to Five years of hospital based sterile processing experience or CST experience in a Trauma Level 1,2, or 3 facility.

* Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

* Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM).

* Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Compliance Requirements

* Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies


* Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people. * Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.


* Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best. * Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.


* Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others. * Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.


* Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business. * Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.


* Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions. * Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.


* Must be in good health and able to physically complete a fitness assessment. * Ability to lift/carry 50lbs. * Frequent and prolonged bending stooping, crouching, walking, pushing, pulling and standing.

Now that you have read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients. UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons

Keywords: Ardent Health Services, Tyler , Sterile Processing Supervisor, Tyler, Full-time, 2:30pm - 11:00pm, Other , Tyler, Texas

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