Dedicated Sterile Processing Manager well-versed in medical protocols and able to manage sterilization, decontamination and overall central service department for organ procurement company.
Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.
Talented Sterile Processing Manager and team leader offering 7 years of success in medical environments.
Strategic thinker with production proficiency. Offers proven ability to build effective teams.
Committed to identifying and leveraging opportunities for growth.
Financial Responsibility of several million dollar facilities and provided facility merchandise and inventory planning.
Excellent leader with good communication and problem-solving abilities. Skilled at keeping work areas clean and equipment for operating rooms well-maintained.
Proficient in AAMI, ISO, European Union, OSHA, and FDA requirements for medical sterilization and decontamination.
Quality-focused and collaborative team player with reputation for accuracy and efficiency. Results-focused biomedical professional with strength in leadership, production, logistics, and management.
Quality assurance controls
Planning and coordination
Sterile Processing Manager, LifeNet Health, July 2017-CurrentVirginia Beach, VA
Processes customer complaints, non-conformances and internal errors and develops effective corrective and preventative actions.
Develops and submits production support department goals & objectives to director of production and logistics.
Monitors and routinely reports production support department key performance indicators and objectives to ensure continuous improvement and timely completion of tasks/projects.
Analyzes production plans and works with tissue operations management to provide adequate decontamination and equipment sterilization capacity to maximize/optimize processing equipment availability for operating rooms.
Identifies and manages the development of new processes and equipment used in operating rooms to ensure production efficiency.
Works with the equipment development group to ensure proper engineering of new production equipment regarding decontamination and sterilization capabilities.
Creates, revises, reviews and enforces production policies and standard operating procedures for the production support department that are consistent with GMP/GTP, AATB and AAMI/ISO Standards.
Ensures staff compliance to all applicable SOPs regarding cleanliness and decontamination for the prevention of cross-contamination.
Maintains annual equipment sterilization performance qualifications, validations and calibrations necessary to ensure FDA/AATB/AAMI compliance.
Ensures production support department equipment maintenance and documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets all quality requirements.
Monitors and ensures appropriate staffing levels in the production support department at all times, utilizing management by walking around.
Provides oversight for all technical training, education, interviewing/hiring, professional development, and employee disciplinary actions.
Assists the leadership with department budget submission regarding all aspects of the budgeting process, including future capital and operation equipment needs.
Maintains records ensuring compliance to OSHA standards and the Department of Environmental Quality permit.
Center Operations Manager, Octapharma Plasma, INC. , October 2012-January 2017Birmingham/Charleston/ Norfolk & Chesepeake, AL/SC/VA
Promoted rapidly through a series of increasingly responsible management positions based on integrity, strong financial, operating, team building, and team leadership performance.
Relocated three times for the company.
Managed 50+ employees within the biopharmaceutical plasmapheresis facility.
Maintained FDA, CLIA, PPTA and European Union Compliance.
Performed audits, problem resolution for facility, operations and quality department.
Ensured that center was in compliance with directives on shipping listed in the SOP and instructions provided by the corporate logistics group.
Monitored required maintenance for freezer and refrigerators which stored live saving plasma.
Ensured freezers and refrigerators were within required temperature ranges.
Managed several plasmapheresis facilities in Viriginia, Alabama, Norfolk and South Carolina. Ensured operations, and quality department within facilities followed all cGMPs and company SOPs.
Corporate representative whom daily interacted with Vice President, Executive Leadership, and Human Resources.
Responsible for budget, pay roll, and fiscal control.
Oversaw organizational leadership and effectiveness.
Managed doctors' timesheets, nurses, phlebotomists, medical screeners, managers, and lab technicians.
Managed entire operations department, lab, and facility.
Volunteer Coordinator, Virginia Kids Eat Free Inc/ AmeriCorps Vista , June 2010-August 2010Noroflk , VA
Recruited and coordinated volunteers for Virginia Kids Eat Free functions and activities.
Solicited volunteers to assist feeding children in low socio-economic environments.
Performed administrative and clerical tasks in office.
Created and maintained volunteer credential files in compliance to Virginia Kids Eat Free credentials policy and procedures.
Ensured the proper completion of required documentation.
Maintained and updated the VKEF volunteer system database.
Maintained the security and confidentiality of volunteer credentials files.
Provided exceptional customer service Interviewed potential clients at office, day-cares and church sites.
Student Activities Council Homecoming Chair , OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY, May 2009-May 2010Norfolk, VA
Old Dominion University Homecoming Chair
Directed and planned all activities and events for the first ODU football Homecoming.
Planned and chose celebrities for homecoming concert.
Planned and directed student and public activities on and off campus affiliated with the Student Activities Council.
Directed homecoming ball and parade.
Managed and recruited members to assist and help with events for Old Dominion University.
Interviewed and selected individuals for homecoming planning committee and homecoming royalty.
Ordered inventory and decorations needed for homecoming events and all campus student activities.
Communicated with graphic designers on homecoming logos for publicity and paraphernalia.
Education and Training
Bachelor of ScienceCommunication Science & Disorders, , Old Dominion University, , Norfolk May 2012
Activities and Honors
Old Dominion University Lean White Belt Certified
ODU Student Activities Council Executive Board Member of the Year November 2009
ODU Student Activities Council Executive Board Member of the Month
ODU 2009 Dean of Students for 2009-2010 "First and Goal" Homecoming
LifeNet Health Bill Anderson Innovation Award 2020