Kaiser Permanente Supervisor, Sterile Processing in Irwindale, California

Supervises the day to day operations of the Sterile Processing Department on all shifts. The Sterile Processing Department is responsible for the Decontamination, Set Assembly/ Preparation, and Sterilization of all medical equipment, surgical instrumentation, and operating room Case Carts.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsible for the safe and efficient practices for decontamination, instrument assembly, and sterilization of all reprocessed instruments and equipment.

Monitors and maintains a safe work environment.

Twenty four (24) hour accountability for all personnel and activities occurring in the Sterile Processing Department.

Provides direct and effective supervision to ensure timely delivery of clean and/or sterile instrumentation and medical equipment.

Maintains adequate department staffing levels to ensure daily operation services to the Operating Room.

Monitors, maintains, and records all department quality assurance systems activities in accordance with departmental and facility policy; The Joint Commission, OSHA and Title 22 regulations and requirements.

Partners with the Sterile Processing Site Manager in evaluating change in policies and procedures, and implements appropriate systems to accommodate these changes.

Conducts departmental orientation, training, skills review, and assists Site Manager with educational programs to maintain high staff performance standards.

Monitors inventory levels to ensure adequate supplies, preventing waste and controlling costs.

Assists management with payroll, non-payroll and capital budgets.

Assists management, as assigned, in developing and reporting quality assurance reports to appropriate committees.

Provides for ongoing communications with staff and ancillary departments; provides a forum for staff involvement in problem identification and resolution.

Attends management meetings locally and Regionally as assigned.

Participates in medical center and nursing committees, as assigned, in order to share information, problem solve, and evaluate the impact of services to receiving departments.

Meets regularly with management to share information regarding department activities.

Duties also include:

Assist with recruitment and selection of new employees.

Provide feedback for use in staff probationary and annual Performance Evaluation.

Actively support and pursue Quality Improvement for the department and organization.

Analyzes department needs, studies new products equipment and techniques.

Accepts suggestions for improved performance.

Meets established deadlines.

Supervises functions of staff in department to meet CDC,OSHA, EPA, AAMI, State, APIC, and Joint Commission guidelines and standards, as required.

Assists with establishing policies and procedures for decontaminating, setting up and sterilization of instruments and equipment.

Maintains a safe, functional and effective environment for patients, staff and other individuals.

Basic Qualifications:


Minimum one (1) year of experience in Sterile Processing and/or Operating Room.


Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration


Additional Requirements:

Knowledge of sterile processing and regulatory requirements.

PC skills.

Outstanding communication skills.

Data processing experience required.

Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Supervisory experience preferred.

Sterile Processing Technician and/or Sterile Processing Manager certification strongly preferred from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

Maintain membership with a National Sterile Processing Organization (American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).

Bachelor's degree preferably in sterile processing or operating room.

Experience working with SPM tracking system


New ASC opening Spring 2019

Proactively view and understand OR Schedule: plan daily instrument and case cart needs, anticipates gaps, and communicates to all Peri-Op areas.

Work collaboratively with OR Charge RN/Service Line coordinator for upcoming case needs such as loaner and consignment trays.

Partner with leadership with rounding on OR Rooms and all SPD customers

On the spot troubleshooting for case support and patient outcomes.

Direct and manage staff and duties to meet changing priorities that occur throughout the day.

Identifies professional growth goals for self and supports team members in their professional growth.

Identifies deficits in performance and partners with leadership for remediation strategies.

Committed to providing members, surgeons, and staff an excellent ASU Experience.


TITLE: Supervisor, Sterile Processing

LOCATION: Irwindale, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.