| The Sterile Processing Supervisor supports all departments of the Medical Center in the coordination of
Surgical instrumentation and cleaning activities. Directly responsible for the frontline supervision of SPD
techs I & II, and SPD Coordinators on the 1st and 2nd shifts. Assigns employees to tasks and reassigns as
necessary to reflect changes in staffing, census, nursing or operating room service needs. This position
reviews employee’s work to ensure staff maintains supplies at sufficient levels so that staff may provide
quality series and insure that all equipment, instrumentation, and associated process are met to insure
patient safety and physician satisfaction. Is responsible for counseling and/or disciplinary action including
termination for performance issues, working directly with human resources along with maintaining
documentation. Responsibilities include problem resolution relating to department, hospital, medical and
administrative staff. Oversees all QA projects verifying documentation is completed relating to TJC, AAMI,
Client, and OSHA standards.
Additional responsibilities include communication and assertive skills necessary to facilitate the flow of sterile
processing/surgical services daily activities. These responsibilities include oversight of the management of
the maintenance of instruments, sterility process and support of resources to patients, visitors, physicians,
staff and ancillary personnel. Responsible for the utilization and maintenance of surgical and cleaning
supplies, order entry functions. Participates in the orientation/training of new personnel and collaboration
with the healthcare team towards achieving fiscal and quality care goals and of outcomes for the divisions
within surgical services.
The position is a leadership position with accountability for ensuring that Association of Medical
Instrumentation (AAMI), Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN), Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission, and all regulatory standards from the Department of
Public Health are strictly adhered to.
Works directly with and advises AUMs and physicians in the Operating Rooms to ensure that the correct
product and instrument levels are maintained to ensure that OR time is not impacted by delays or missing
instruments. Works closely with OR AUMs and management to insure adequate levels of communication
and problem solving are maintained. Incumbent evaluates staffing requirements and provides input to
budget needs and Client staffing either to increase or decrease based on nursing and department needs.
- 3 years hospital Central Service/Sterile Processing experience, 5 years preferred
- Advanced knowledge of aseptic and Sterile Processing techniques
- Certification from a recognized certification organization (IAHCSMM, CSPDT)
- High School Graduate or equivalent required, Associates degree preferred
- International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (AHCSM) or
- (Certified Board Sterile Processing Department) CBSPD certification in leadership preferred or ability to
- obtain within 12 months.
Hours and Pay
$32- 45/ hour