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Job Title:  Supervisor, Sterile Processing - Travel -$5,000 sign on bonus

Req ID:  24031
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Santa Fe, NM, US, 87501


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

Provides on-site support, training, and communication regarding the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies. Coordinates and oversees day-to-day operations of the STERIS IMS sterile processing team on-site. 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 sterile processing team.
  • Assumes responsibility, in collaboration with the manager of sterile processing, for scheduling new STERIS IMS employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and STERIS IMS or facility quality assurance programs when needed.
  • Ensures proper shift coverage at the facility.
  • Provides supervision and coordination of SPD team including coordinators and technicians at the assigned facilities.
  • Assists with employee counseling as directed by the manager of sterile processing.
  • 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 STERIS IMS, self and profession positively in all public arenas.
  • Practices within the scope of certification and job description.
  • Supports and adheres to STERIS 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 manager in order process.
  • Arrives at facility at the scheduled time and is consistently ready for work assignments.
  • Adheres to STERIS IMS / facility dress requirements, is neat and well-groomed at all times.

Duties - cont'd

  • Schedules, leads, and participates in In-Service and educational offerings provided by STERIS 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 STERIS 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. manager with monthly staff schedule
  • Assists manager in review of all required documentation related to STERIS IMS Standard Operating Procedures and facility policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. Minimum of two (2) years Sterile Processing Technician experience required.
  2. Associate’s degree preferred.
  3. Previous sterile processing leadership experience and/or training strongly preferred.
  4. Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  5. Must be capable of learning software programs (including instrument tracking and timekeeping and payroll systems) and/or hardware as required.
  6. CRCST or CBSPD Certification and additional certification (i.e. instrument specialist, flexible endoscope, healthcare leader, manager) required; manager certification preferred, or ability to acquire manager certification within 12 months of hire required.


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.

Req ID:  24031
Job Category:  Customer Operations/Customer Support

Santa Fe, NM, US, 87501

Nearest Major Market: Santa Fe

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