Fairview Health Services Manager Central Processing Center Operations in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for Manager Central Processing Center Operations based out of the University of Minnesota Medical Center (West Bank) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a full time benefit eligible position. This position will have day shift hours of 6:30am - 3:00pm M-F.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Manager Central Processing Center Operations is responsible for the management of daily operations of the Central Sterile Processing center to include all sterile processing, decontamination, inventory control, distribution, employee training, and quality control. They also provide direction and audits compliance to the Fairview Turn Centers for the Fairview System Instrument Tracking System. As well as providing over site and direction to the System Sterilization Standardization Committee that directs standardization of the Fairview System sterilization processes, policies and procedures, AAMI, AORN, EPA, OSHA, and other related industry guidelines.Supervise the day-to-day business operations of the Central Processing Center to ensure that the Center meets the sterile instrument, metal ware, floor trays and linen needs of Fairview hospitals.

  • Manages the overall operation and activities of the unit.

  • Recommends and formulates necessary policies that assures compliance with state/federal guidelines, which govern the management of the program and coordinates with Fairview policies.

  • Determines staffing needs as evidenced by budgetary analysis and/or department indicators on an ongoing basis, providing an appropriate number, mix and selection of competent staff.

  • Manages the production schedule to ensure the hospitals’ surgical instruments, linen, metal ware, implants, and sterile product needs are on time, sterile, functional and complete.

  • Ensures employees are meeting their daily productivity measures.

  • Assists the director in developing a strategic plan consistent with Fairview’s long-range plan.

  • Manages and maintains the required documentation related to sterile processing and employee safety.

  • Ensures compliance with HR policies, department guidelines and applicable union contracts.

  • Provides leadership in team building, employee engagement and conflict management.

  • Develops and monitors process improvement initiatives to assure quality standards are being met: Quality of 100% sterile, complete, functional, and on time.

  • Rounds at all hospital sites to identify customer needs, process improvement needs, and maintain good customer relations


Required Qualifications

  • Certified Surgical Technician or Certified Instrument Processing Technician (IAHCSMM CRCST certification is required within 12 months of hire)

  • 5 years’ experience in sterile process, operating room, or supply chain

  • 3 years in a leadership (supervisory or lead) role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree in Management, Business, Nursing, or related field

  • Certified Instrument processing Tech Instructor

  • Certified surgical technician

  • Certified instrument processing tech

  • Registered Operating Room Nurse Technician Instructor

  • Production process experience

  • Operating Room experience.

  • Six Sigma Training

  • LEAN Manufacturing

  • Instrument tracking Systems.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-25508

Profession Non-Clinical Professional

Speciality Other

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center West Bank Hospital

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department System Central Sterile Service