Interim SPD Manager

The SPD interim manager that SHC places in your SPD area can:

  • Manage the daily operations of the SPD, including practice standards, staffing, budgets, fiscal management, and quality improvement
  • Address management issues identified through hospital process improvement efforts
  • Develop and administer policies, procedures, and practices related to sterile processing
  • Establish and maintain customer satisfaction of serviced perioperative areas and physicians
  • Develop and implement action plans to improve staff development
  • Function as a resource and role model for clinical expertise
  • Hire, evaluate, manage, motivate, and counsel SPD personnel
  • Maintain all protocols for quality control, records, labor relations, fiscal assets, and federal/compliance guidelines, including the Joint Commission, the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Manage and control expenditures within budgets
  • Participate in hospital fire, safety, and disaster programs
  • Support and enforce infection control policies and procedures
  • Maintain a professional approach with confidentiality
  • Communicate effectively with medical, nursing, and interdepartmental staffs
  • Assist with recruitment and transfer of SPD to a new manager
  • Mentor a new manager as needed


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