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Performs the primary function of a Sterile Processing Technician Supervisor in assessing, planning, directing, and evaluating proper decontamination and sterilization of instrumentation and hospital equipment as well as, preparing and maintaining departmental reports and records. The Sterile Processing Supervisor shall oversee and guide Sterile Processing Technicians that are under his / her supervision in department. He / She will be responsible for interacting with hospital staff and / or ancillary departments regarding decontamination / sterilization concerns, and conflicts by identifying and assisting in the resolutions. The Sterile Processing Supervisor routinely works weekends, holidays, evenings, nights, overtime, and/or on an on-call/call-back status. (This position summary contains the most relevant duties and responsibilities and does not exclude other assignments not mentioned.)
1. Minimum of three years of experience in the operating room and / or sterile processing.
2. Must have a good understanding of rules and regulations concerning sterilization and aseptic techniques.
3. Prefer two years of previous supervisory experience.
4. Must be versatile with pleasing personality to maintain rapport with medical and clinical staff.
5. Must be able to communicate orally and in writing with clinical and administrative staff.
6. Must be able to add and subtract quantities or units of stock supplies when requisitioning supplies and
depositing inventories, and / or budgeting.
7. Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHSs Compliance Program and Code of Conduct
through compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct, attendance at required training
and immediately reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the Compliance Officer.EDUCATION / LICENSURE:
1. High school diploma/GED or Associates Degree in Nursing preferred.
2. Current Sterile Processing or Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification or Registered Nurse currently licensed in the State of Texas, or part of a compact state license, or has a valid temporary RN license for the State of Texas while waiting to receive the permanent license upon hire and maintain current thereafter.licensed in the State of Texas, or part of a compact state license, or has a valid temporary RN license for the State of Texas while waiting to receive the permanent license upon hire and maintain current thereafter.
3. Must have a certificate of completion from a Surgical Technologist program or a military training
4. Must have and maintain current BLS certification, according to unit specific needs. Certification must
be in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA, for Healthcare Providers Program.