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Steril Processing Supervisor Central Services - 1354716
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Position Summary

Responsible for supervision and overall operations of hospital central processing (sterile processing) functions, including staffing and scheduling of all major C.S. components (e.g., processing, distribution, decontamination, and sterilization)


  • Exercises good judgment and demonstrates effective critical thinking skills.
  • Flexible and able to prioritize and address multiple responsibilities concurrently.
  • Works effectively under stress and frequently changing job requirements/situations
  • Ability to read, write legibly, and converse in the English language.
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to rapidly changing patient and unit needs.
  • Demonstrates effective teaching skills.
  • Proficient in using basic computer functions, including Internet and word processing.
  • Proficiently operates all equipment in a central sterile.
  • Maintains regular, consistent, and punctual attendance at the assigned job location.
  • Ability to cover weekend call shifts.
  • Ability to identify, disassemble, decontaminate, reassemble, and sort all instrumentation and instrument trays used in the operating room.
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation needed in specific cases.
  • Ability to follow surgery schedule to ensure scopes, instruments, and supplies are available as needed.
  • Understands care and handling of scopes and special procedure instruments.
  • Knowledge of proper use, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials used in the area and associated good safety practices.
  • Understands storage and rotation of sterile supplies.
  • Ability to use instrument washers, autoclaves, sterilizers, and ultrasonic cleaning machines appropriately.
  • Familiar with computer documentation
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and documentation.


  • Education Required: High School or equivalent preferred
  • Experience Required: 
  • Five years of hospital-based sterile processing experience, including two years of supervisory capacity.
  • Two years of previous experience in all aspects of employee training & development, performance evaluation, coaching, and disciplinary action.
  • A minimum of 6 months of healthcare supply experience is preferred.
  • Certifications Required: 
  • CRCST certification is required or must be obtained within 12 months.
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)

Physical Demands


  • Able to stand, climb, stoop, and bend frequently; positions require considerable physical activity.
  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Requires ability to tolerate exposure to conditions which may include toxic chemicals, bio-hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, heights, high temperatures or confined spaces.
  • Able to use proper body mechanics to lift supplies and equipment and push carts and dollies weighing up to 500 lbs.
  • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Needs adequate color vision. Must wear protective clothing as required.
  • May be required to travel to various locations.
  • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.


  • Pay Range: USD $59,817 to $75,651


Position Details:

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Shift: Days
  • Benefits: Full
  • Relocation Assistance Available: Yes
  • Commission Compensation: No
  • Bonus Eligible: No
  • Overtime Eligible: No
  • Interview Travel Reimbursed: No

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