Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Shared Clinical Services
Vanderbilt Health - Executive Search Team is conducting a national search for a Executive Director, Sterile Processing. The Executive Director, Sterile Processing will oversee the quality, compliance, safety, and related education/training of sterile processing across the VUMC Enterprise.
The Shared Clinical Services Division is a new division at VUMC that will reside within the Clinical Enterprise and will support VUMC's various entities such as Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Health Services along with Vanderbilt Health's community hospitals and ambulatory clinics. The newly forming division will follow a shared services model and will initially include administrative and organizational alignment of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's pharmacy, laboratory, and sterile processing services. The new division's goals are to ensure enterprise alignment, economies of scale and operational synergies, standards of best practice enhancing quality, patient safety and compliance while eliminating variability. Due to VUMC's expansive growth, core services have reached the scale at which a new shared services model, creating greater alignment, standardization, and efficiencies for these services, is needed.
Position Shift: 1st shift; Days
The Executive Director, Sterile Processing will have direct oversight of sterile processing operations at the Vanderbilt Case Cart Operations Center. This individual will work collaboratively with Infection Control, Quality Assurance, Compliance, Peri-Op leadership, Medical Leadership, and other key stakeholders to ensure the quality, compliance, and safety of sterile instruments, &/or related products utilized in the delivery of patient care. This individual will be responsible for managing a large workforce, providing exemplary customer service, and meeting key performance metrics related to sterile processing.
The ideal candidate with have a minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in large/complex sterile processing operation along with a history of delivering outstanding technical and customer service. A Master's degree in healthcare or business is highly desired.
Our professional administrative functions include critical supporting roles in information technology and informatics, finance, administration, legal and community affairs, human resources, communications and marketing, development, facilities, and many more.
At our growing health system, we support each other and encourage excellence among all who are part of our workforce. High-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt Health for professional growth, appreciation of benefits, and a sense of community and purpose.
* Organizational Impact: Establishes function strategies with direct impact on the function results.* Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Directs the resolution of numerous strategic issues that affect own function and the broader organization.* Breadth of Knowledge: Applies in-depth business knowledge across multiple areas of the business. * Team Interaction: Leads a function serving the organization at large.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Acts upon constructive feedback from all levels of the organization and initiates strategies to develop talent in others. - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Leverages relationships and insight to forecast potential future needs and influence delivery of work to exceed expectations. - Communicates Effectively: Anticipates difference audience concerns, styles and finds mutually beneficial solutions across conflicting and sensitive issues. Delivering Excellent Services : - Serves Others with Compassion: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of broad-based issues and considers the interests of others to improve satisfaction of services. - Solves Complex Problems: Critically evaluates complex information and identifies trends/risks to make recommendations to improve processes across areas. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing feedback and development discussions to motivate and support team members to maximize performance .Ensuring High Quality : - Performs Excellent Work: Anticipates problems or obstacles which may interfere with quality standards and develops plants to ensure area's quality standards are met. - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Routinely draws upon valuable learning from others, past experiences, and new information to determine key opportunities. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Develops appropriate corrective actions for unsafe environments in order to ensure operational and safety compliance. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Identifies potential obstacles to goal achievement and develops solutions to address those obstacles. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Creates the appropriate systems and processes to effectively manage resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Applies in-depth knowledge of data to recommend and implement new approaches to improve decision making capabilities. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Identifies opportunities and leads development of new initiatives that create value across areas. - Applies Technology: Creates the energy and drive for self/others to identify and leverage technology in new, innovative ways to drive greater efficiencies. - Adapts to Change: Anticipates the change process and clearly communicates impact on others/own team(s), assisting them in embracing the change.
Relevant Work Experience
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