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Job Title:  Supervisor, Sterile Processing - Travel

Req ID:  33748
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Iowa City, IA, US, 52240


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.

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.

Position Summary

Provides on-site leadership, support, training, Customer Service, and communication regarding the reprocessing of surgical instruments and staff management to contracted facilities in compliance with STERIS Standard Work or QMS and the Department of Health, TJC, DNV, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facility goals and policies. Coordinates and oversees day-to-day operations of the STERIS IPS sterile processing team. This position requires up to 100% travel.


  • 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 IMS team. 
  • Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with IMS SPD manager, for scheduling new IMS employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and IMS 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 IMS, self and profession positively in all public arenas. 
  • Practices within the scope of certification and job description. 
  • Supports and adheres to IMS policies and procedures and supports policies and procedures of facility.  
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to IMS leadership. 
  • Coordinates the repair and replacement of broken instrumentation and equipment; may assist Clinical Operations Manager in order process.  
  • Adheres to IMS / 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 IMS 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 IMS 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 IMS 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. 4 years of hands-on SPD experience with one year of leadership, including lead, experience.
  2. CRCST or CBSPD Certification 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.
  3. Must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements.
  4. Must be able to travel across the US and pass the Customer’s background and medical standards for credentialing purposes.

Preferred Experience

  1. Previous Supervisory experience. (1 Year)
  2. Current Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) or Certified in Sterile Processing Management (CSPM).


  1. Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  2. Understands and promotes concepts of the Lean work environment.
  3. Must be capable of learning software programs (including instrument tracking and timekeeping and payroll systems) and/or hardware as required.
  4. Understand and promotes the development of individual employee objectives.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  33748
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Iowa City, IA, US, 52240

Nearest Major Market: Iowa City

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