One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.
The Project Manager- Surgery Sterilization/Disinfection provides subject matter expertise with responsibility for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements related to sterilization and high level disinfection at UHS acute care facilities; hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics. Provides clinical advice, guidance, and resources to assist facilities in attainment of high reliability relating to reprocessing, cleaning/decontamination, sterilization, high level disinfection and storage of equipment and instrumentation. Works collaboratively with local leadership to implement needed improvements. Provides ongoing education via WebEx or individually on site. Assists with development of standardized orientation and ongoing education. Mentors and coaches local SPD and clinic leadership for clinical effectiveness. Participates in continual performance and process improvement monitoring key performance metrics such as: case cart error frequency, instrument set error frequency, days without bio-burden post sterilization, sterilization documentation error frequency, Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS).
Supports the corporate Director of Surgery with continuous performance and process improvement related to sterilization and high level disinfection in all UHS acute care and ambulatory care areas.
Facilitates high reliability, quality and compliance with regulatory requirements with any hospital or clinic department involved in the management of sterilization, instrumentation, or high level disinfection. Stays abreast of changing regulations/guidelines. Implements corrective/mitigation plans to ensure compliance.
Manages and performs data analysis. Interprets data with action plans to accomplish strategic objectives
Provides expertise, and education for all areas related to sterilization, instrumentation, and high level disinfection.
Participates in Lean and Six Sigma projects relating sterilization and high level disinfection and other projects as identified.
Works collaboratively with facility surgery leadership, infection prevention, nursing, and division Performance and Process Improvement staff to ensure regulatory compliance and high reliability.
Supports facilities with instrument tracking software implementation and optimization.
Designs and develops dashboards and other innovative data visualization solutions.
Promotes standardization of processes, procedures, orientation, competencies, and products used with sterilization and high level disinfection in a fiscally prudent manner.