As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
HMC Surgical, Emergent, & Integrated Clinical Services has an outstanding opportunity for a CENTRAL PROCESSING MANAGER(CPU Manager/Health Services Manager). This individual will report to the Director of Perioperative Services. Under general supervision, the CPU Manager is responsible for directing the hospital’s Central Processing Unit in providing equipment and sterilized instrumentation to the hospital. The Central Processing Manager will also ensure the department will meet or exceed the JCAHO requirements and that the department be maintained in a cost effective manner. Oversee and manage the activities of Central Processing, its functions, operations and services which include central decontamination and sterile processing of reusable instruments and equipment used throughout the medical center. Establish policies and procedures related to central decontamination and sterilization. Serve as a positive role model to facilitate and improve department performance and activities, demonstrating effective communication skills with peers, leads, staff, department managers and guest, to create an efficient workflow and team atmosphere.
Leadership -- Design, implement and evaluate systems to support patient care. Collaborate and promote team building with all disciplines and departments. Advocate, on behalf of the department, physicians and other hospital departments. Demonstrate ability to consider the impact of decisions and actions on the overall organizational philosophy and goals. Contribute to the development and implementation of department goals and objectives. Identify opportunities for improvement and collaborate with PCS administration to effect resolution. Participate in the evaluation of change processes and outcomes. Assist others to understand a more health system perspective.
Central Processing and Sterilization -- Assure the standards of operation of the department are in compliance with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the state Department of Health, Joint Commission, and other regulatory agencies. Establish internal inventory levels and maintain levels in accordance with set standards and in coordination with using units within the hospital, and monitoring them for proper utilization. Coordinate operations for decontamination and sterile processing functions that shall include assigning and directing workflow to maximize efficiency. Maintain and control instrumentation inventory in Central Processing for hospital units and surgery. Requisition purchase orders for repair and/or replacement of equipment and instruments. Work closely with Surgical Clinical Managers to ensure appropriate instrumentation is readily available, facilitating interdepartmental communication to maintain efficient flow of department services. Serve as a resource for decontamination of all instruments and equipment throughout the medical center. Maintain expertise and serve as resource for all sterilization process currently used in the medical center. Maintain competency and oversee the sterilization verification process for all sterilizing equipment. In coordination with Engineering, establish a preventative maintenance program for Central Processing equipment and maintain adequate inventory of equipment to meet hospital use requirements to meet the decontamination and sterilization needs for the facility.
Human Resources Management -- Mentor, coach, and develop Central Sterile Technicians. Act as role model and resource to staff. Monitor staff performance and evaluate staff on a yearly basis. Hire, supervise, counsel, discipline and terminate staff in collaboration with the Operative Services Director. Identify potential performance problems and proactively intervene with the goal to prevent the need for formal disciplinary action. Ensure adequate staffing of implant room. Monitor personnel to identify competency issues, and develop and implement departmental performance improvement activities and assure ongoing staff participation.
Financial Management -- Monitor employee productivity. Provide staffing appropriate for workload and case volume. Track use of instruments and loss prevention efforts.
Regulatory Compliance -- Function within PCS/HMC policies, procedures and guidelines. Participate in writing, reviewing and revising department/service policies and procedures. Help reviews incident reports and initiate procedural changes based on trends. Ensure staff are compliant with regulatory agencies and standards.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
Graduation from an accredited Surgical Technologist or Materials Management Program with 5 years experience -OR- Two years experience in a hospital management position Materials Management preferred. Demonstrated management and leadership skills related to the above tasks. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience will be considered.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.