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Mgr Central Sterile
Parkridge Medical Center | Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Job Description

Parkridge Medical Center


Manager Central Sterile

Parkridge Medical Center offers compassionate care and advanced technology in a comfortable and convenient setting. The 275-bed hospital near downtown Chattanooga features comprehensive diagnostic and medical/surgical services, including cardiovascular surgery, cancer treatment, intensive care, orthopedic and spine surgery, and rehabilitation. As part of the Parkridge Health System, patients also have access to OB-GYN services, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and behavioral health treatment centers for children and adults.

A few of the benefits we provide you:

* Corporate and Facility Driven Professional Development Programs
* Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness
* 401k (3%-9% match based on tenure)
* Employee Stock Purchase Plan
* Full Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
* New Extended Family Leave
* Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
* Hundreds of consumer discounts
* Financial Fitness Program with a Certified Financial Planner

Job Summary:

The Central Sterile Manager must be able to:

* Provide Leadership and direction to Central Sterile staff
* Implement improvements, changes policies and practice on work force initiatives
* Demonstrate proficiency in infection control techniques
* Maintain instruments and supplies at appropriate inventory levels to meet department needs
* Demonstrate ability in using effective interview skills/techniques
* Knowledge in operations and troubleshooting Central Sterile equipment
* Functions as a resource person
* Participates in and demonstrates compliance with the Patient Safety Initiatives, National Patient Safety Goals (i.e. infection control, hand washing etc.
* Actively involved in PI process as applicable to department
* Assures that all trays and instruments are processed following policy and procedure
* Comply with all policies/procedures in order to maintain a state of continual survey and regulatory readiness
* Maintains sterilization records for infection control practice
* Documentation biological report to IC for quarterly reviews per regulatory requirement
* Audits at least 3 trays per quarter on sterilization process instrument trays and equipment
* Demonstrates efficiency in all areas of central sterile department
* Demonstrates efficiency in isolation techniques
* Maintains steady work flow
* Keeps accurate and complete documentation of all sterilization related information
* Manages the decontamination, disinfecting and sterilization processes
* Assists OR staff with trays as needed
* Participates in orientation of new employees

Position Requirements


* Education:
* Degree in Nursing; or Certification in Surgical Technology or related field , experience preferred
* Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, current

2. Education:

* Graduate of an accredited RN Program; Surgical or Central Sterile program.


* Three to five years of experience in the Operating Room or Central Sterile in a hospital setting.
* Lawson HRMS experience preferred
* Computer experience required
* Kronos experience preferred
* CRCST certification required
* Endoscopy certification preferred
* CHL certification preferred

About Parkridge Medical Center

For over 30 years, Parkridge Medical Center has been providing advanced technology and quality care to this fast growing, vibrant community. Our Mission, Vision and Service Values all focus on a commitment to continuously improve the services we provide to patients and their families. Parkridge Medical Center is a main provider with 2 remote locations composed of Parkridge East Hospital and Parkridge Valley, a behavioral health facility. We are constantly adding new services and upgrading technologies to provide you the highest quality patient care experience. As a result of Parkridge Medical Center's continued advances in quality care, many improvements in all areas of healthcare have been made and thousands of lives have been significantly impacted. We have been recognized nationally for our quality care: Parkridge Medical Center, Inc. named "100 Top" hospitals by Solucient® 2003 and 2004 The Society of Chest Pain Centers has granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to Parkridge Medical Center, including the campus of Parkridge East Hospital, making them the 13th and 14th facility in Tennessee, and 49th and 50th in the nation to be accredited. None of these accomplishments would have been possible without the dedication and hard work of our physicians and staff, and their commitment to quality care. With over 1200 staff and 600 physicians, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family. If you have any questions or comments about the facilities of Parkridge Medical Center do not hesitate to contact us. Again, thank you for taking the time to view our web site.

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