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Title:  Staff Development Specialist

Req ID:  13604
Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN
Postal Code:  37403

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

Ensures that Sterile Processing technicians, internal to IMS, are properly trained and operating within the guidelines set forth by various industry standards and regulations including, but not limited to IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AORN, The Joint Commission, FDA, CDC, OSHA, AAMI and those of IMS and its customer facilities. Performs various other training duties related to IMS employees in outsource accounts.

Career Track


·       Responsible for supporting outsource engagements at Customer locations.

·       Responsible for hands-on employee training and continuous assessments of skills and knowledge retention utilizing the Circle of Skills assessment tool in areas including decontamination, instrument tray assembly, instrument tray storage, sterilization processes and standard precautions to ensure patient safety and to minimize department pain points related to quality of performance.

·       Conducts orientation and training program of new employees with no central sterile processing experience including a focus on the following:

o   SPD certification information review

o   Surgical Instruments (name and function)

o   Standard Operating Procedures


Duties - cont'd

·       Develops and maintains an education plan based on the prioritization of training needs in the account and for the development of the technicians on an individual basis.  Documents all successes and barriers electronically using the IMS portal.

·       Maintains real time documentation of education data and adjusts the education plan or communicates with management to ensure progress is maintained and barriers are addressed.

·       Communicates regularly with the SPD manager.  Presents training highlights and overviews/refreshers in staff department huddles/shift change meetings.

·       Provides re-education training and communication for performance issues found in the OR and instrumentation tray audits.

·       Conducts employee assessments and trains to deficiencies noted.

·       Adjusts schedule to work with all employees on all shifts to ensure training needs are met and supported. Ability to work pre-arranged weekend, night, and evening hours.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  • 2 years experience working within a Sterile Processing Department 
  • 1 - 2 years' training experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Certification in Sterile Processing required


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.

Req ID:  13604
Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN
Postal Code:  37403

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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