Job Description

Location: Carney Hospital
Posted Date: 5/11/2022

At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.

We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.

In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Excellence

Stewardship

If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Develops, implements, and maintains control of supplies and equipment. Communicates effectively with all levels of personnel both in the Operating Room and other departments within the hospital.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Demonstrates ability to maintain adequate inventory control of supplies and equipment.

1.1 Works in conjunction with Central Purchasing to create par levels to meet the needs of the Operating Room.

1.2 Monitors par levels in the Operating Room to keep inventory moving.

1.3 Monitors inventory controls to maximize cost effectiveness.

1.4 Meets with vendors to maintain good quality and pricing of supplies for the Operating Room and to keep up with new products, and upgrades.

1.5 Works with Central Purchasing to create new Meditech #s for new items

  1. Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel.

3.1 Communicates with Clinical Director, discussing daily issues, problems, reports, new products, in-services.

3.2 Communicates with charge nurses continually to discuss new products, product evaluations, maintenance of equipment and supplies for each service.

3.3 Communicates with secretary’s changes and additions in computer, scheduling anything pertinent to Hospital-wide Standards, Infection Control, Fire/Safety, MSDS.

3.4 Communicates with surgeons any special requests or emergency equipment needs for cases.

  1. Demonstrates ability to communicate with other departments in the hospital.

4.1 Collaborates with Biomedical Engineering and or Maintenance Department to establish, evaluate and maintain a preventive maintenance schedule for all equipment in the Operating Room.

4.2 Collaborates with General Services to establish systems for processing and controlling uniforms and linen.

4.3 Collaborates with Materials Management to maintain par levels and communicates any changes in products, product recalls and annual surveys, etc.

4.4 Collaborates with Housekeeping to maintain proper cleaning equipment and supplies.

4.5 Collaborates with Sterile Processing to maintain sufficient amount of instruments, orders and follows-up on equipment/instrument repairs and trouble shoots any problems.

4.6 Collaborates with Data Processing to maintain computer hardware/software.

  1. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with the computer.

5.1 Does daily and monthly stats.

5.2 Provides Purchasing Manager with statistics.

5.3 Trouble shoots any problems with the computer.

5.4 Provides other departments with monthly stats or any other stats needed.

5.5 Creates reports needed to monitor expenses and efficiency.

6.0 Demonstrates ability to provide resources to meet the needs of the Operating Room.

6.1 Provides necessary equipment for booked cases.

6.2 Provides emergency service for surgeons regarding equipment.

6.3 Communicates with vendors for emergency equipment needs.

7.0 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

7.1 Attends annual Infection Control, hazardous Waste, Fire/Safety classes.

7.2 Participates in at least one department or hospital committee or performance improvement task force

(i.e. OR Enterprise Committee and Value Analysis).

7.3 Attends computer conferences.

7.4 Attends monthly in-service.

  1. UNIT COORDINATION

8.1 Ensures documentation of preventive maintenance agreements and Biomed check.

8.2 Collaborates with both Purchasing Manager and Clinical Director on budget, keeping within the guidelines of the Operating Room.

    1. Collaborates with vendors to continuaally monitor products and prices to be cost effective in the Operating Room.
    2. Accepts assignments for projects related to the functioning of the department.
    3. Assists Stores Inventory clerk with Just-In-Time Inventory needs.
    4. Assists Purchasing Department as needed
    5. Other duties as assigned.
    6. Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

    1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

    2. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

    • Meditech
    • Microsoft office
    • Good math skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Time management
    • Ability to work independently
    • Ability to prioritize and respond to emergent situations
    • Excellent customer service skills

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

    1. Education: Must be a high school graduate, BS preferred
    2. Experience (Type & Length): Must possess minimum of five years O.R. experience, computer experience, one year purchasing experience preferred, management experience.
    3. Certification/Licensure: N/A
    4. Software/Hardware: Meditech, Microsoft office

    Additional Information

    Important COVID message

    Please note, our Carney Hospital is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.

    Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

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