Job Title:  Supervisor, Sterile Processing

Req ID:  41176
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Provides on-site support, training, and communication regarding the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies. Coordinates and manages day-to-day operations of SPD employees. 

This position is eligible for a $5,000 Sign on Bonus for qualified candidates.


  • Oversees and supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes within all set professional standards and regulations. Ensures proper operational procedures are followed by all members of the STERIS team. 
  • Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with STERIS SPD manager, for scheduling new STERIS employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and STERIS or facility quality assurance programs when needed.  
  • Understands and promotes concepts of the Lean work environment. 
  • Communicates in a professional manner both verbally and in writing to all hospital staff and company employees. 
  • Exhibits professional behavior in all telephone and electronic communications. 
  • Represents STERIS, self and profession positively in all public arenas. 
  • Practices within the scope of certification and job description. 
  • Supports and adheres to STERIS policies and procedures and supports policies and procedures of facility.  
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to STERIS leadership. 
  • Coordinates the repair and replacement of broken instrumentation and equipment; may assist Clinical Operations Manager in order process.  
  • Adheres to STERIS/ facility dress requirements, is neat and well-groomed at all times. 

Duties - cont'd

  • Arrives at facility at the scheduled time and is consistently ready for work assignments. 
  • Schedules, leads, and participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility. 
  • Promotes best demonstrated practices with co-workers through open communication and continuous improvement of skills. 
  • Follows chain of command within hospital and STERIS regarding identified problems or issues to ensure proper communication and resolution. 
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all facility departments to ensure effective, efficient support to the patient caregivers. 
  • Answers and responds to calls from the OR and other end-users during and after regular business hours as required by the contract. 
  • Ensures timely delivery of sterilized instruments to appropriate storage locations or end-users. 
  • Demonstrates and ensures proper care and handling of all hospital property, including instrumentation, durable medical equipment and disposable supplies. 
  • Provides timely resolution to facility issues or concerns. 
  • Schedules staff assignments on a daily basis. Assists Clinical Operations Manager with monthly staff schedule 
  • Assists Clinical Operations Manager to review all required documentation related to STERIS Standard Operating Procedures and facility policies. 

Supervisory Responsibilities                    

Supervision and coordination of sterile processing team. 

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

1.    Minimum High School Diploma or GED Required.
2.    Minimum 4 years of hands-on sterile processing experience
3.    One year of leadership in any industry (supervisor level or above) experience with direct reports, or 2 years of lead experience in any industry required.
4.    CRCST (HSPA) or CSPDT (CBSPD) certification required and additional certification (i.e. instrument specialist, flexible endoscope, healthcare leader, manager, STERIS Assessment) required. If not certified at point of hire, both certifications must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
5.    Must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements. (Travel) 
6.    Demonstrated self-starter and able to manage independently 
7.    Basic computer skills and aptitude 

Physical Demands  

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk, see and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull up to 100 pounds on a cart or carriage. 

Preferred Experience

Associate’s degree from an accredited two-year college or technical school preferred. 


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  41176
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Birmingham, AL, US, 35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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