**DIRECTOR, STERILE PROCESSING, DUH**


  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: May 17, 2019

Job Description


Occupational Summary
Plan, direct and coordinate activities involved in the acquisition, decontamination, storage, assembly, cleaning and sterilization of medical, surgical and related supplies, materials and equipment utilized in the care and treatment of patients and the operation of the Duke University Hospital Sterile Processing Department.
Work Performed
Plan, direct and coordinate activities involved in the acquisition, decontamination, storage, assembly, cleaning and sterilization of medical, surgical and related supplies, materials and equipment utilized in the care and treatment of patients and the operation of the Duke University Hospital Sterile Processing Department.
Interface regularly with Operating Room staff, advising physicians, nurses and other personnel regarding products, supplies, equipment, services, instrumentation, and other issues necessary to perform designated patient care medical and surgical procedures.
Manage various personnel actions including, but not limited to hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and vacation schedules.
Orients, supervises and evaluates Surgical Processing Instrument Technicians with job classification of Sterile Processing tech I, II, III IV.
Other major duties include, but are not limited to, customer service and departmental efficiencies.
Able to maintain, prioritize, and expedite work flow.
Coordinate with manager of quality control and education to conduct orientation, training programs, and staff development for all SPD personnel.
Ensure that sterilization processes are compliant with state, Federal and JCAHO laws/guidelines.
Promote a customer centric approach to all customers of the sterile processing department.
Serve as a resource for information regarding proper sterilization techniques, product information, and equipment operation, as required by other healthcare team members.
Prepare department budget and manage financial performance of the sterile processing department within established guidelines.
Oversee the accuracy and performance of key departmental information systems to include but not limited to Dove Track, SPM, SAP and assures all stakeholders receive appropriate training in use of all department information systems.
Establish and maintain all policies and procedures required in sterile processing in accordance with The Joint Commission and AAMI guidelines.
Ensure all staff is trained and compliant to established policies.
Develops performance improvement plans with metrics for the sterile processing department to achieve on an annual basis.
Ensure PI plans are consistent with the organization overall performance improve objectives

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
In-depth knowledge of the following standards: AAMI, AORN, FDA, JCAHO, OSHA

Employment Type


  • FULL TIME

Schedule Information


Schedule: Rotating

Duke Health

705 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5600

Fax: (919) 684-5600

Web: http://www.hr.duke.edu/

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