Covenant Health

Job Title
Mgr Sterile Processing
Parkwest Medical Center
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Manager Sterile Processing

Full-time, 80 hours per pay period, Varied Shifts


Position Summary:  Functioning in a dual role as a manager to their department and a consultative resource to the system, ensures that departmental policies and procedures comply with all accrediting and regulatory agencies and are in coordination with the other Covenant facilities for efforts of standardization. Performs functions necessary to manage the activity of Sterile Processing personnel engaged in furnishing sterile and non-sterile supplies, equipment and services for the care and treatment of patients. Oversees all activities related to the hiring, counseling, performance reviews, certification and continuing education of all staff within the department. Establishes priorities on a day to day, month to month and yearly basis, with direct involvement in budget planning, capital needs and contract service management as related to the facility’s high level disinfection and sterilization needs. Has the ability to anticipate increased hospital demand, and effectively works in conjunction with Surgery and other impact departments to ensure efficient and timely services are provided through inventory analysis and process workflow improvements.



  • Develop and regularly review established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program and safety standard; also works with other facilities in joint efforts to standardize best practices.
  • Acts as the system knowledge expert in assisting other facilities as well as their home facility in projects to ensure compliance and standardization where appropriate.
  • Supervises, guides and control Sterile Processing activities and personnel.
  • Demonstrates the ability to observe minute details of procedures and products and ability to teach by use of illustration, demonstration and lecture.
  • Ensures established procedures and standards of practice are followed for decontamination, cleaning, processing, and sterilization of instruments and equipment for the facility.
  • Ensures standards of operation of the department are in compliance with the standards set by regulatory agencies and organizations such as State Department of Health, The Joint Commission, AAMI, AORN, and TOSHA.  
  • Responsible for making sure personnel understand the procedure and proper use of sterilizing equipment and daily maintenance of the equipment of the department.
  • Collaborates with electrical engineering, maintenance engineering, and biomedical personnel in the regular maintenance of equipment.
  • Responsible for interviewing applicants for department, preparing the daily work schedule, counseling employees when necessary, and preparing their evaluations at the appointed time.
  • Provides and coordinates in-services for staff at home facility.
  • Assists in providing and coordinating in-services for other facilities when appropriate and directed. Develops and manages a system scorecard of identified quality metrics for all facilities to collect and report to Q.A. quarterly.
  • Responsible for developing department operational budget as well as assists other related departments in planning for routine expenses and project oversight.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Successfully integrates SPD into other departments for successful collaborative involvement in workflows for handling, storage, and support for instrumentation.
  • Involved in contract negotiation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.




Minimum Education: Associate’s degree or technical training; however will consider candidates with a combination of education and experience.


Minimum Experience: Minimum of 2 years of Sterile Processing Experience


Licensure Requirements: CRCST Certification Required


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