Interim Sterile Processing Department SPD Manager

We are currently seeking a talented and dedicated Interim Director of Operating Room OR, Surgical Services, and Perioperative Services RN. The ideal candidate will possess 5 years of current experience working in an ambulatory surgery center or an acute care hospital and have 5 years of current experience working in a management role in an Operating Room or Surgical Services.


About Our Client:

Surgical Directions

Surgical Directions is a specialty healthcare consulting firm composed of professionals with focused experience in their fields. Their multidisciplinary team of nationally recognized physicians, nurse, procedural, and strategic planning executives and analysts have worked together to yield real results in thousands of hospital ORs. Surgical Directions is purposed to up operating and healthcare team efficiency by providing consulting services and tried and true programs for reordering operations. Their team has worked to create an average 50% reduction in SSIs, a 30% increase in surgical case volume, a 75% improvement in block utilization, a 60% reduction in remission rate, an 80% reduction in surgical tray errors, a 50% reduction in turnover times, and a 10% reduction in case times across all OR projects. Surgical Directions considers its clients' challenges within context, and offers customized solutions to make transformational and permanent positive change.

Rewards of the Interim Sterile Processing Department SPD Manager

  • Signing Bonus
  • Retention Bonus
  • Travel accommodation stipend
  • Stable and long-term interim work

Responsibilities of the Interim Sterile Processing Department SPD Manager

  • Assessing site instrument set needs to eliminate IUSS and modify case order
  • Reviewing instrument set contents, supporting global change in collaboration with the OR staff and surgeons
  • Supporting the hiring and mentoring of the SPD Manager to continue quantifying instrument needs and comparing to the existing service supply
  • Assisting supervisors with current and future storage locations
  • Optimizing staff productivity
  • Working with the current department structure to determine organizational chart
  • Holding staff accountable to industry standards with defined decontamination standard work and sterilizing protocol
  • Standardizing processes between hospital locations ensuring policies align
  • Partnering with the Nurse Educator to make recommendations that provide continued education and improves staff clinical knowledge
  • As applicable, partnering with each site’s perioperative department to provide services to meet their needs, assessing the workflow with supervisors and implementing changes as necessary
  • Acting as the liaison between OR leadership and physician request for instrumentation to best meet the needs of our physician customer and meet our fiscal responsibility
  • Reviewing and updating policies as necessary according to AAMI standards

Requirements of the Interim Sterile Processing Department SPD Manager

  • 5 years of SPD management experience
  • Certification in HSPA or CBSPD: CRCST, CER
  • Experience with instrument tracking systems
  • COVID vaccination (as required by hospital or facility)
  • Liability insurance
  • HS diploma
State
IL
City
Chicago
Date Posted
6/28/2022
Job Type
Contract