Sterile Processing Manager at Ascension in Pensacola, Florida

Posted in Retail 7 days ago.

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:
  • Sterile Processing Manager, Full-Time, Days from 7:00AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday, Pensacola, FL
What You Will Do: This role falls within The Resource Group's Operations and Logistics Optimization Solution. Operations and Logistics Optimization is comprised of five communities working together to align inventory and data management, operational procedures, and key performance indicators, and to deliver a cost-effective, highly-efficient managed distributor model. By combining a culture of hospitality with leading operations and logistics processes and controls, these communities of skilled associates ensure resource and supply management runs silently in the background and operates in service of physicians, clinicians, leadership, and associates.

The Surgical Support Services team is responsible for assisting with the delivery of consistently exceptional experiences for our surgeons, clinicians and patients. As a member of The Resource Group's Surgical Support Services team, the Manager, Surgical Support Services - Sterile Processing provides leadership and direction within the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) at their location(s) to deliver quality service to physicians and clinicians and support exceptional patient safety, outcomes and customer satisfaction. The Manager is responsible for monitoring the day-to-day activity related to processing/sterilization service, inventory control, and case cart management within the department as well as supply/support staff as appropriate.

The Manager provides guidance, direction and leadership to all Sterile Processing associates within their location(s). The Manager position responsibilities include managing the daily work activities of the department staff; ensuring quality, productivity, and labor efficiency; and assisting leadership in accomplishing strategic and operational objectives. This Manager should model the attitude and culture expected throughout the department and build relationships with SPD customers. The Manager provides guidance to staff and is responsible for staffing, budget compliance, contributing to staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work-related performance, and assisting in the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. The Manager also implements training, monitoring and operations initiatives that assure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations. This Manager should lead in the professional development and growth of their team members.


  • Builds and maintains relationships with Ascension market leadership, listens to end-user needs, moves initiatives forward, and serves as a resource when issues arise; supervises and manages associate performance; provides ongoing performance feedback, addresses issues, orients and trains associates, monitors workflows and develops plans for process improvement
  • Promotes culture of continuous improvement by encouraging identification of opportunities and resourcing the solution for identified opportunities
  • Supports, implements and monitors infection prevention goals
  • Ensures budget compliance, identifies budget variances and determines strategy for budget reconciliation
  • Supervises and manages associate performance; provides ongoing performance feedback, addresses issues, orients and trains associates, monitors workflows and develops plans for process improvement
  • Monitors and ensures achievement and maintenance of certifications for staff
  • Develops and maintains standards in consistent instrument and equipment quality, distribution and availability and compliance with safety and regulatory standards; initiates improvements as necessary
  • Monitors and ensures adherence to national standards and benchmarks
  • Determines needs for systems/equipment/supplies purchases, monitors usage, and oversees proper working order and/or stock supplies
  • Develops reporting as required, including costing/budgeting (new instruments, replacement etc.), staffing etc.
  • Schedules and coordinates departmental training; manages work programs; oversees on-the-job training
  • Performs other duties as assigned
What You Will Need: Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Central Service Tech credentialed from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
  • IAHSCMM - CRCST; Certified Registered Central Service Technician - required, but can be completed post-hire
  • IAHSCMM - CIS; Certified Instrument Specialist - optional
  • IAHSCMM - CHL; Certified Healthcare Leader Training - required, - required, but can be completed post-hire

  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree required.
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not required.

  • 4 years of combined relevant experience (Surgical Technologist, project management, associate management, and/or sterile processing) is highly preferred.
The Resource Group's value is delivered through its people, and it is our people and culture that enables us to achieve success. We have created an environment where individuals can thrive while working toward the common goal of lowering the cost of healthcare. Passion and hard work are necessary to accomplish this goal, and we are always looking for people who bring a fresh perspective. In addition to the experience listed below, all Resource Group associates embody the following soft skills and attributes: Nice, Bright, High-Energy, Inclusive, Willing to Give Away Power, Inspired by Mission, Invigorated by Change.

Why Join Our Team: Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers across a national network of ministries. We offer rewarding careers across more than 2,600 sites of care - including 146 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities - in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Ascension is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

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