Job Title:  Clinical Educator I - Sterile Processing, NationwideTravel 1

Req ID:  40916
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

New Castle, DE, US, 19720


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


Do you have a passion for helping others learn and grow? If so, we’d love to discuss you joining our industry-leading team as a Clinical Educator.; No two people learn the same way, at the same pace. That’s where you come in. As a Clinical Educator, you will not only be the face of orientation and training for your facility and team, but you will also use your experience and expertise to develop each individual’s skills and abilities throughout their time in the Sterile Processing Department. Do you have a passion for helping others learn and grow? If so, we’d love to discuss you joining our industry-leading team as a Clinical Educator.   

Must be able to be a subject matter expert on assigned competencies for Customer Account. Employee is expected to take proactive steps in understanding and resolving gaps in employees’ competencies and resolving business problems. This position is crucial to the success of a hospitals SPD department. Failure to successfully complete their job can lead to patient health issues, Joint Commissions concerns, and large fines/processes assigned to the Customer in cases where employees are not trained on how to perform their job duties. Employee must be able to travel across the US and pass the needed hospital background and medical standards for credentialing purposes.

The Clinical Educator I - Travel ensures that Sterile Processing staff, both internal and external to STERIS, are properly trained and operating within the guidelines set forth by various industry standards and regulations including, but not limited to HSPA, CBSPD, AORN, The Joint Commission, FDA, DNV,CDC, OSHA, AAMI and those of STERIS and its customer facilities. Performs various educational duties under supervision and guidance from the Clinical Education Manager and/or onsite operations leadership.  Potential to support and work alongside all instrument processing solutions to include but not limited to continuous improvement, off site reprocessing centers and/or outsourced engagements. Travel positions require up to 100% domestic travel.


What You Will Do

  • Design and implement training plans based on the priorities of your facility and staff members
  • Lead multi-week training programs for all new Sterile Processing employees at your facility
  • Document and review training efforts for compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Identify employee knowledge gaps at your assigned facility and create an ongoing development plan for all members of the Sterile Processing team
  • Build continuing education programs with a focus on new products and procedures




Duties - cont'd


  1. Effectively works with contracted facility to ensure employees are effectively trained on all required competency skill levels.
  2. Conducts sterile processing employee assessments of job performance to policy and standard work; identifies competency deficiencies and conducts effective training to eliminate gaps.
  3. Participates and assists in new hire orientation and on the job, training as directed by the Education Manager and/or operations leadership. 
  4. Completes and maintains training records, employee education files and documentation of competency skill level.
  5. Ensures employee training files and documentation of competency skill levels and certifications are up to date in the company database and accurately reflect the employees’ job-related responsibilities. 
  6. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of multi-specialty instrumentation and serves as a resource for staff in SPD.
  7. Provides re-education training and communication for performance issues found in the OR and instrumentation tray audits.  
  8. Conducts employee assessments and trains to deficiencies noted. 
  9. Aid in the on-going development of staff education by providing in-services to staff at a cadence determined by Education Manager and/or operations leadership.
  10. Adjust 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.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

What You Need to Be Successful

  • High school diploma or GED, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in Sterile Processing
  • 3+ years’ experience in training 
  • Sterile processing certification required
  • Must be able to be compliant with hospital/customer credentialing requirements
  • Associates Degree Preferred but not required 
  • Bachelors Degree highly Preferred but not required 


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:  40916
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

New Castle, DE, US, 19720

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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