Central Sterilization Manager - School of Dental Medicine-18001587
Central Sterilization Manager - School of Dental Medicine-18001587
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the School promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health.
Clinical Administration supports the clinical and educational efforts within the pre-doctoral and postgraduate clinic operations. The Clinical Administration staff provides courteous, professional and effective support services and is committed to providing patient, student, and faculty with information, guidance, and quality service to contribute to a successful dental clinic experience. This includes maintaining a safe environment, assuring that patients’ dental needs are addressed in a caring, confidential, timely, and thorough manner that patients are informed about their treatment and clinic procedures, and those patients’ finances are handled accurately and efficiently.
The Manager of Central Sterilization will lead the team of sterilization assistants with the Central Sterilization Supervisor and monitor productivity under a defined set of standards. The individual will be responsible for hiring, training and managing performance in accordance with the Tufts University Human Resources policies. The Manager of Central Sterilization is responsible for providing day-to-day leadership for a team of sterilization assistants who play an integral role in quality patient care. The Manager and the team are responsible for coordination of clinic instrumentation and associated equipment. The Manager oversees the team that ensures that instruments are properly inventoried, decontaminated, inspected, assembled, packaged, sterilized, distributed, and tracked in a quality and timely manner throughout the dental school. The Manager of Central Sterilization is responsible for supporting instrumentation needs for screenings, workshops, NERB and WREB licensing exams. The Manager of Central Sterilization is responsible for establishing and enforcing Standard Precautions and infection control protocols to prevent the spread of infection. The individual will seek continuous improvement and proficiency in all areas of Central Sterilization. The individual must be able to develop, maintain on an annual basis, and enforce policies and procedures to support operations. The Manager will ensure that all processes and protocols consistently comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Public Health (DPH), Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), and Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) guidelines. The Manager will ensure the assigned work areas and equipment are maintained in a clean and organized condition to provide for a safe working environment with equipment that is in good working condition to meet required standards for processing instrumentation, handling clean materials, and sterile instrumentation. The Manager of Central Sterilization will document and verify sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process. The Manager is responsible for the sterilization testing performed weekly in different areas of the Dental School, which consists of Oral Surgery Dispensary, Orthodontic and Endodontic Post Graduate Clinic autoclaves. In addition, the individual will monitor that bio-hazardous materials are handled properly and sterile cassettes are handled and stored correctly. The Manager of Central Sterilization is responsible for ordering the necessary supplies for conducting reprocessing functions and instrumentation for maintaining adequate cassette and instrument inventory to support daily clinic operations. The individual must practice principles and techniques of resource management effectively by: controlling costs, practice recycling and waste management tactics and manage inventory appropriately. On occasion, the individual will be expected to operate and troubleshoot autoclaves, washer/disinfectors and ultrasonic washers in support of department operations in the absence of appropriate staffing levels. The Manager of Central Sterilization is responsible for staff engagement in promoting a positive and safe work culture to meeting the goals of the department, and expectations and demands of its customers (i.e. patients, students, faculty, and other staff and caregivers). The individual must engage staff in work practices by providing staff education opportunities, and disciplining staff when necessary. The individual must introduce and orientate new employees and perform annual competencies on existing staff to maintain a high-level of professionalism and instrumentation quality. The manager must maintain appropriate staffing levels, including evaluation of staffing needs on a daily basis and for long-term operations, considering clinic volume changes and including an emphasis on reprocessed instrumentation quality.
- 3-5 yrs. related experience with demonstrated strong knowledge of sterile processing procedures and dental instrumentation.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- Excel, Basic computer skills, use of instrument management application(s).
- Certification as a CRCST (Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician) and CHL (Certified Healthcare Leader) from IAHCCSMM strongly preferred.
- Prior experience in a Sterilization Processing Department.
- Prior supervisory experience a plus.
- Strong problem solver, strong communication and organization skills.
- Must be able to plan ahead for upcoming events.
- Ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines.
- Must be able to lead teams and assign tasks to staff members.
- Prior management skills required.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Clinic Materials-Dental
Employee Status: Regular
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2018, 1:31:14 PM