1+ months

Hospital Central Services Supervisor

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Hospital Central Services Supervisor

Req #: 180569
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Job Location Detail: UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS 
Posting Date: 07/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,578--$6,360 
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, were also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME VARIABLE SHIFTS, HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES SUPERVISOR.
The Central Processing Supervisor, under general direction of the Manager, provides leadership, makes decisions, and sets goals for assigned sections in OR.  This includes Central Processing (including decontamination, instrument room, supplies, case carts), the transportation team, O.R. Assistants, and other assigned O.R. ancillary personnel. 

This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Clinical/Operations Coordination, includes:
     Operations: Supervises day-to-day operations of the assigned sections or work groups.  Facilitates daily scheduling and staffing. Coordinates, facilitates, and expedites completion of patient care activities. Prioritizes work and resources to meet customer service expectations.   Assures that staff members receive proper orientation / training and perform work competently. Serves as a technical expert resource, problem solver and role model.  Answers questions, takes action to resolve problems, issues, complaints. Provides management coverage in the absence of Manager.
     Clinical Coordination/Standards:  Assists Manager in developing, evaluating and implementing standards of practice for assigned sections.   Acts as resource to staff regarding established standards, hospital policies and procedures. Monitors and maintains staff compliance with standards, protocols, policies, procedures, and regulatory/accreditation requirements.
     Supplies/Equipment: Performs inventory and orders adequate supplies. Oversees equipment management, maintenance and calibration. Assists Manager in determining need and justification for capital equipment.
     Provides coverage: Performs staff duties during short staffing or to maintain skill levels, or as scheduled.
     Committees and Collaboration: Leads and/or participates on committees, work groups, and multidisciplinary teams as appropriate.  Serves as consultant or liaison to nursing department staff and to other departments.
     Quality Improvement: Assists Manager in developing, evaluating, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance and improvement programs/activities. Monitors and improves quality of clinical services. Develops and maintains competency standards and measures to support high quality work.
     Goals and New Programs: Participates with Manager in preparing annual departmental goals and objectives, strategic plans, and standards.  Implements selected goals and reports on progress to Manager. Performs special projects.
Leading, includes:
     Effectively delegates,
     Manages change,
     Sets expectations and goals,
     Makes decisions and solves problems,
     Models fairness and respect.
Standards & Accountability, includes:
     Identifies quality benchmarks, assesses departmental performance and designs improvement plans,
     Models accountability, integrity, ethics, and honesty,
     Promotes safety and security,
     Assures compliance with regulations and rules,
     Promotes excellent customer service.
Planning & Decision Making, includes:
     Develops goals and objectives in support of Hospitals mission,
     Develops and maintains policies and procedures,
     Resolves complex problems,
     Develops budget and monitors/controls expenses to fit budget expectations,
     Improves department cost efficiency and productivity.
Building Relationships, includes:
     Fosters teamwork and collaboration to accomplish organizations goals,
     Inspires trust,
     Deals effectively with conflict.

Developing and Retaining Talent, includes:
     Interviews and selects staff, hires, and promotes,
     Evaluates staff performance and competency;
     Coaches/disciplines/discharges to improve individual and departmental performance,
     Motivates and develops competent staff,
     Facilitates continuous learning and development,
     Monitors staff retention and satisfaction,
     Designs succession plans.
Communications, includes:
     Facilitates open communications and joint decision making with staff,
     Demonstrates effective interpersonal, verbal, writing, listening, and presentation skills.
Professional Growth & Development, includes:
     Strives to expand own knowledge and skills,
     Monitors trends in healthcare industry, and adapts to changes and new developments.
     Legal Requirement(s)
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employers responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Desirable Qualifications
Completion of a recognized Central Supply Technician course AND three years of technical experience involving sterilization of surgical trays, medical supplies, equipment and instruments in a hospital or institution central medical supply unit
High school graduation or equivalent AND four years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment 
Equivalent education/experience
     Physical Abilities
     Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.
     This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

TThe University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2020-07-09 Expires: 2020-09-03

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