Job Title:  Operating Room Liaison

Req ID:  43490
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Chicago, IL, US, 60612


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.

How You Will Make a Difference

Do you thrive in fast-paced environments where no two days are the same? Are you the type of person who loves to be the problem solver or point person? If all these things appeal to you, we’d love to discuss you joining the STERIS team.  


Communication is one of the most critical aspects of any job, but it is especially important in the Operating Room. Our Operating Room Liaisons are responsible for building important relationships between the sterile processing staff and facility administrators. They are the go-to person, making sure everything is in place for every surgery and solving any problem that could arise, whether it’s a missing or dirty instrument or a scheduling mishap.

What You Will Do

  • Keep track of case flow during the day and notify the Sterile Processing Department in advance of additional needs.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of instrument turnarounds and communicate with the surgical team regarding information that may affect surgery start time
  • Review the accuracy of surgical trays and resolve any discrepancies that may arise
  • Perform data analysis to understand trends and identify operational issues within the Operating Room and Sterile Processing Department 
  • Ensure quality of care by assisting in the cleaning and maintenance of instrumentation

What You Need to Be Successful

  • 2 - year relevant work experience and/or training in lieu of Associate Degree
  • 1 – year relevant work experience with Associate Degree
  • Requires thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and is capable of learning software programs and/or hardware as required. Requires Smart Phone knowledge.
  • Certified in related field or ability to obtain certification within 12 months required.
  • Knowledge of OR workflow, procedures, medical terminology, instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of infection control and health & safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor coworkers and all levels of a hospital, including the Operating Room and physicians.
  • Demonstrated customer centric behavior. Proficient analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, and resolve issues in complex situations. 
  • Ability to multi-task projects including the ability to plan and organize.
  • Flexible and self-motivated.
  • Ability to read and understand applicable Standard Operating Procedures.

What We're Offering You in Return

Employees are what makes a company great, so we believe it’s important to take care of them just like we take care of our Customers and their patients. In addition to being a global organization and industry leader with ample room to grow your career, we also offer benefits including Medical/Vision/Dental, Paid Time Off, and a 401(k) with company match.


Our motto in the Sterile Processing Department is simple: 100% complete, 100% sterile, 100% on time. As an Operating Room Liaison, you play a crucial role in making sure we live up to that standard. If you’re looking for the chance to be a part of a team that impacts dozens of people a day, and you want to further your career with a company that offers several opportunities for career development, click the apply button below. Let’s create a healthier and safer world, together.


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:  43490
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Chicago, IL, US, 60612

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Infection Control, Sterile Processing, Surgery, Instrumentation, Facilities, Healthcare, Engineering, Operations