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Job Title:  Senior Clinical Educator

Req ID:  19512
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
Country/Region:  US
State:  NC
City:  Raleigh
Zip:  27613

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

This is an experienced professional and subject matter expert. The Senior Clinical Edcucator ensures that Sterile Processing staff, both internal and external to STERIS IMS, are properly trained and operating within the guidelines set forth by various industry standards and regulations including, but not limited to IAHCSMM,  CBSPD,  AORN,  The  Joint  Commission, FDA, CDC, OSHA, AAMI and those of IMS and its customer facilities. Performs various other training duties related to the STERIS IMS and facility employees. Travel up to 100%.

  • Responsible for supporting large interim, outsource and ORC engagements.
  • Fulfills standard staff education plus flexible endoscopy, HLD, and onsite certification course contracts.
  • Researches and industry standards and trends.
  • Consults Customers and provides educational guidance based on industry research.
  • Consultative and adaptable to determine Customer needs.
  • Provides instruction/support for Train the Trainer contracts.
  • Responsible for hands-on employee training and continuous assessments of skills and knowledge retention utilizing the Circle of Skills assessment tool in areas including decontamination, instrument tray assembly, instrument tray storage, sterilization processes and standard precautions to ensure patient safety and to minimize department pain points related to quality of performance.
  • Conducts orientation and training program of new employees with no central sterile processing experience including a focus on the following:
    • SPD certification information review
    • Surgical Instruments (name and function)
    • Standard Operating Procedures    
  • Conducts five week orientation and training program of new employees with central sterile processing experience. 
Duties - cont'd
  • Develops and maintains an education plan based on the prioritization of training needs in the account and for the development of the technicians on an individual basis. Documents all successes and barriers electronically using the IMS portal.
  • Maintains real time documentation of education data and adjusts the education plan or communicates with management to ensure progress is maintained and barriers are addressed. 
  • Communicate with the SPD manager and documents communication at least weekly
  • Regularly (daily) presents training highlights and overviews/refreshers in staff department huddles/shift change meetings.
  • Provides re-education training and communication for performance issues found in the OR and instrumentation tray audits. 
  • Conducts initial employee assessments and trains to deficiencies noted.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing training based on IMS standard operating procedures initially in a group setting and then one-on-one as needed. 
  • Supports, advocates, and adheres to STERIS IMS policies and procedures and supports policies and procedures of facility
  • Conducts additional training needs of IMS and/or facility staff and keeps IMS and/or facility management informed of training progress.
  • 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.
  • Develops and maintains a training schedule for continuing education and training for each facility based on needs and with flexibility to adjust to better address pain points of the department. 
Education Degree
High School Diploma or GED
Required Experience
  1. High School Diploma or GED Required Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  2. 7-10+ years training experience
  3. Formal training experience, 3 years
  4. 4+ years Sterile Processing experience
  5. Leadership, management, or consulting experience 1 year
  6. Sterile Processing Certification Required
  7. Active certification in sterile processing/central sterile AND Certified Endoscopy Reprocessor via CBSPD or IAHCSMM required. If not certified as an Instrument Specialist this is required within 6 months of hire date.
  8. Must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements.


STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates 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.

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