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Job Title:  Supervisor, Sterile Processing

Req ID:  22343
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  AL
City:  Birmingham
Zip:  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 oversees day-to-day operations of the STERIS IMS sterile processing team on-site.


  • Provides supervision and coordination of SPD team including coordinators and technicians at the assigned facilities.
  • Ensures proper shift coverage at the facility.
  • Ensures timely delivery of sterilized instruments to appropriate storage locations or end-users.
  • 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 sterile processing team.
  • Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with the manager of sterile processing, for scheduling new STERIS IMS employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and STERIS IMS or facility quality assurance programs when needed.
  • Ensures employees meet Contractual obligations, including tracking performance measures and correcting behaviors as necessary.
  • Supports and adheres to STERIS IMS policies and procedures and supports policies and procedures of facility.
  • Coordinates the repair and replacement of broken instrumentation and equipment; may assist manager in order process.
  • Schedules, leads, and participates in In-Service and educational offerings provided by STERIS IMS in the facility.

Duties - cont'd

  • Promotes best demonstrated practices with co-workers through open communication and continuous improvement of skills.
  • Follows chain of command within hospital and STERIS IMS regarding identified problems or issues to ensure proper communication and resolution.
  • Answers and responds to calls from the OR and other end-users during and after regular business hours as required by the contract.
  • 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.
  • Assists manager in review of all required documentation related to STERIS IMS Standard Operating Procedures and facility policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. Has an Associate’s Degree and 1 year of hands on SPD or applicable experience or a High School Diploma and three (3) years Sterile Processing Technician experience.
  2. Previous sterile processing leadership experience and/or training strongly preferred.
  3. Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  4. Understands and promotes concepts of the Lean work environment.
  5. Must be capable of learning software programs (including instrument tracking and timekeeping and payroll systems) and/or hardware as required.
  6. CRCST or CBSPD Certification and additional certification (i.e. instrument specialist, flexible endoscope, healthcare leader, manager) required. If not certified at point of hire, must be obtained within 12 months of hire.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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