The Supervisory Medical Supply Technician- Assistant Chief is responsible for assisting the Chief of Sterile Processing Services in oversight of all operational and administrative activities of the service. The Assistant Chief is to ensure that reusable medical equipment (RME) is properly cleaned, processed and packaged as appropriate for use by clinical personnel throughout all clinical and surgery areas of the Ambulatory Care Center utilizing RME. Major duties and responsibilities are as follows: Reports directly to the Chief of Sterile Processing Service (SPS) with a significant amount of time spent on duties assigned by the Chief of SPS managing all SPS processes performed in the decontamination, preparation, sterilization, transport, and endoscopic reprocessing areas. Serves as a technical and program advisor and consultant to management including RME oversight within department, and as well as the clinical areas where RME is utilized. The Assistant Chief of SPS may fill the role as acting Chief of SPS in the absence of the SPS Service Chief making decisions that are in the best interest of the SPS organization and Ambulatory Care Center as a whole. Serves as liaison between the Chief of SPS and other areas of SPS keeping all employees up to date about policies, procedures, and goals of the Chief of SPS as they relate to the work of the service and changes thereto. Provides information to the Chief of SPS on employee's participation, suggestions, and reactions to overall SPS operations. Responsible for coordination and ensuring a balance of the workload among SPS Medical Supply Technicians (MST) in accordance with established workflow or job specialization on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to assure an even flow and distribution of work. When necessary, revise work schedules to meet anticipated and unanticipated changes in the staffing presence/levels and workload. Determines performance of employees, conducts interviews, writes performance appraisals, makes recommendations for performance awards, and takes disciplinary actions and other supervisory actions as required. The incumbent will counsel and/or initiate formal or informal disciplinary actions as appropriate. An understanding of labor relations, EEO and other personnel related matters are required. The incumbent will oversee the completion of performance appraisals, performance standards and yearly general competencies. Along with SPS RME Coordinator and SPS Trainer gives formal training and orientation on the service processes, sterilization techniques, operations of sterilizers, principals of packaging sterile RME, storage, correct sterilization and decontamination methods, safety, body mechanics, and quality assurance techniques. The incumbent will provide this training on these topics to a wide range of SPS employees, nurses, surgical technicians, and other patient care professionals throughout the Ambulatory Care Center and associated clinics. Maintains a current, in-depth knowledge and answers questions of employees assigned to the day to day operations of the department on procedures, guidelines, reprocessing methods, and standards to maintain a high-quality effective department. Collects data and prepares various Quality Assurance reports for the Chief of SPS and develops action plans for improvement in performance monitors. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30AM - 4:00PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Internal Number: 598498600
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