Job Title:  Manager I, Sterile Processing

Req ID:  43256
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Durham, NC, US, 27703


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

Are you currently leading your team but want to take the next step in management? Maybe you are already in management but want to continue with a company that offers more career growth? If so, we’d love to discuss you joining our industry-leading team as a Sterile Processing Manager.


STERIS works with healthcare systems nationwide to make sure that their facilities are ready for anything that comes their way. In these facilities, the Sterile Processing Department is a central part of that mission, and the Sterile Processing Manager is the leader. This is a multi-faceted leadership role, handling everything from scrubbing in to meeting with senior leaders. 


We are looking for smart, effective leaders who are willing to learn. Some of our most successful employees in this role have previous experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, process improvement, or sterile processing. 

What You Will Do

Be A Leader

  • Supervise and coordinate the SPD team in day to day operations, lead training efforts, and ensure proper policy implementation
  • Interview and hire new employees, and coach existing employees to meet company objectives and Customer requirements
  • Assist Sterile Processing Technicians with instrument processing as needed


Be A Partner

  • Communicate and foster relationships with all levels of hospital staff and STERIS leadership
  • Deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and review quality metrics with Customers


Be Process Driven

  • Ensure proper processes are followed by all Sterile Processing team members for compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Partner with the Continuous Improvement team to streamline processes and create an effective and efficient work environment

What You Need to Be Successful

  • 6+ years of Sterile Processing Department experience required
  • 1+ year in an SPD supervisory/leader position.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • This position will be set for our 3rd shift, or overnight.

Computer Skills                    

  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; instrument tracking systems and employee management systems. 
  • Must be capable of learning additional software as required. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  

  • Active certification in sterile processing/central sterile via CBSPD or IAHCSMM required.
    • If not certified at point of hire, it must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
  • Additional certification for SPD Management/Leadership is preferred.  
  • If assigned to travel, must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements.

Other Skills and Abilities                    

  • Extensive medical instrument knowledge. 
  • Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment. 
  • Knowledge of healthcare logistics and supply chain management. 
  • Extensive knowledge of Sterile Processing, Operating Room and Material Management functions. 
  • Must meet with contracted and potential clients, develop and consult on presentations relating to the department’s functions.  Must possess the ability to teach central processing certification courses. 

Other Qualifications                    

  • Ability to manage the day-to-day operations of multiple healthcare central sterile/sterile processing departments; ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment on a daily basis.   

Physical Demands  
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk, see & hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

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.


As a global leader in healthcare solutions, STERIS gives you the security and support of a large company in an industry that makes a difference. Whether you’re looking for the next step in leadership or an opportunity to make an impact in a new industry, 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:  43256
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Durham, NC, US, 27703

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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