Sterile Processing Supervisor
Sterile Processing Supervisor
COMPANY: For more than 60 years, this company has been dedicated to
improving the health of their members and the communities
we serve, by creating safe, healthy environments and
providing quality health care and coverage for all.
LOCATION: Los Angeles, California
DESCRIPTION: Supervises the day to day operations of the Sterile
Processing Department on all shifts. The Sterile Processing
Department is responsible for the Decontamination, Set
Assembly/ Preparation, and Sterilization of all medical
equipment, surgical instrumentation, and operating room
Responsible for the safe and efficient practices for
decontamination, instrument assembly, and sterilization of
all reprocessed instruments and equipment.
Monitors and maintains a safe work environment.
Twenty four (24) hour accountability for all personnel and
activities occurring in the Sterile Processing Department.
Provides direct and effective supervision to ensure timely
delivery of clean and/or sterile instrumentation and medical
Maintains adequate department staffing levels to ensure
daily operation services to the Operating Room.
Monitors, maintains, and records all department quality
assurance systems activities in accordance with
departmental and facility policy; The Joint Commission,
OSHA and Title 22 regulations and requirements.
Partners with the Sterile Processing Site Manager in
evaluating change in policies and procedures, and
implements appropriate systems to accommodate these
Conducts departmental orientation, training, skills review,
and assists Site Manager with educational programs to
maintain high staff performance standards.
Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies,
preventing waste and controlling costs.
Assists management with payroll, non-payroll and capital
Assists management, as assigned, in developing and
reporting quality assurance reports to appropriate
Provides for ongoing communications with staff and
ancillary departments; provides a forum for staff
involvement in problem identification and resolution.
Attends management meetings locally and Regionally as
Participates in medical center and nursing committees, as
assigned, in order to share information, problem solve, and
evaluate the impact of services to receiving departments.
Meets regularly with management to share information
regarding department activities.
Duties also include:
Assist with recruitment and selection of new employees.
Provide feedback for use in staff probationary and annual
Actively support and pursue Quality Improvement for the
department and organization.
Analyzes department needs, studies new products
equipment and techniques.
Accepts suggestions for improved performance.
Meets established deadlines.
Supervises functions of staff in department to meet
CDC,OSHA, EPA, AAMI, State, APIC, and Joint Commission
guidelines and standards, as required.
Assists with establishing policies and procedures for
decontaminating, setting up and sterilization of instruments
Maintains a safe, functional and effective environment for
patients, staff and other individuals.
Minimum one (1) year of experience in Sterile Processing
and/or Operating Room.
Knowledge of sterile processing and regulatory
Outstanding communication skills.
Data processing experience required.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
Supervisory experience preferred.
Sterile Processing Technician and/or Sterile Processing
Manager certification strongly preferred from International
Association of Healthcare Central Service Material
Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile
Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Maintain membership with a National Sterile Processing
Organization (American Society for Healthcare Central
Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).
Bachelor's degree preferably in sterile processing or
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a
directly related field.
High School Diploma or General Education Development