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Job Title:  Director, Sterile Processing

Req ID:  25919
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Lake Success, NY, US, 11042


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

Directs, plans, organizes, and evaluates the staff and activites of Sterile Processing. Develops and oversees strategic operating goals, department performance, budget, staff, compliance, and policies and procedures. 


1. Leads a Sterile Processing group by communicating with and developing staff members, and building consensus for programs and goals that support a business, function or geographic area. Develops systems to ensure availability of sterile instrumentation for surgeries and optimal condition of returned instruments: utilizes key performance indicators for trending and identifying improvement areas. 

2. Develops and articulates a short-term strategic vision for areas of responsibility. Develops and oversees financial management including operating budget, supplies, equipment, space, staff and information; develops and reports on budgets, including monthly indicators on quality, productivity and efficiency.

3. Builds and maintains productive inter/intra departmental and vendor work relationships to optimize operations; collaborates with perioperative management on work-flow issues and implements solutions.

4. Serves as a liaison between materials management and supply organizations to facilitate smooth supply operation.

5. Oversees compliance and consistency with sterilization principles, standards and techniques; ensures compliance with government and agency regulations.

6. Coordinates activities of ordering, receiving, and inventory control; ensures inventory meets par levels, surgeon preferences, and quality standards; analyzes equipment and inventory spending patterns to maximize cost effectiveness.

7. Oversees the maintenance and integrity of departmental records.

8.Selects, develops, manages, and evaluates both direct and indirect reports.

9. Performs related duties as required. All responsibilities noted here are considered essential functions of the job under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Duties not mentioned here, but considered related are not essential functions.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required, or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Current Registered Central Supply Technician Certification required, plus specialized certifications as needed.
  • 7 + years of relevant experience and 7+ years of leadership / management experience, required.


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:  25919
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Lake Success, NY, US, 11042

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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