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Kaiser Permanente Manager Sterile Processing in Aurora, Colorado

Manages services and departments in providing patient care equipment and surgical instrumentation reprocessing functions including; collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection and distribution. Manages the surgical instrument inventory and supplies supporting departmental activities. Serves as subject matter expert and resource for product reprocessing needs. Develops and ensures compliance with departmental budget. Manages fixed departmental equipment and plant property. Works collaboratively with other departments and units to ensure efficient, safe and effective instrument and equipment availability. Models excellence in customer service, ensuring the highest standards for both internal and external constituent satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supervises SPD technicians and SPD staff to achieve established operational performance and quality goals. Manages all: collection, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, high-level disinfection, distribution and inventory management.

  • Maintains continued education and proficiency in the field of Sterile Processing operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars. Serves as a technical expert regarding product reprocessing, decontamination, and sterilization for the facility. Demonstrates correct department processes and procedures to staff.

  • Ensures optimal sterile processing performance; through quality control and quality assurance of all Sterile Processing activities and equipment. Monitors and reports equipment operational status. Recommends equipment changes, upgrades and additions to meet manufacturer's instructions for use (IFU) for all items processed.

  • Assures departmental standards of operation and policies are in compliance with regulatory and professional agencies, including but not limited to CMS, TJC, AAMI, AORN, APIC.

  • Facilitates the recruitment and selection of department staff. Provides staff with ongoing feedback and documents appropriately including performance evaluations.

  • Develops a comprehensive departmental orientation for new staff. Routinely coordinates training and competency validation for all. Ensures staff work is performed within prescribed technical and safety standards. Provides or coordinates instructions and in-service on new products, procedures and equipment to identify and prevent resource loss and maintains patient and staff safety. Ensures staff attend technical and mandatory training/education and attain and retain Sterile Processing technician certification.

  • Schedules staff and work to ensure cases have instruments and equipment when needed. Monitors and adheres to labor and expense budgets. Maintains reports in appropriate cycles for department performance and staff attendance. Develops and submits department budget to the Director of of the department. Responsible for maintaining fiscally responsible practices and meets budget expectations.

  • Delete this text and Enter a Function. In collaboration with Biomed, establishes a preventive maintenance program for Sterile Processing equipment. In collaboration with Building Engineering Department establishes a HVAC and steam quality monitoring program. Maintains adequate inventory of equipment to meet Medical Center requirements.

  • Provides on going and effective communication with physicians, hospital/clinic department management, staff and vendor representatives.

  • Represents department/Surgical Services by attending appropriate department, facility and regional meetings.

Basic Qualifications:


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in an acute or ambulatory care sterile processing department as a sterile processing technician required.

  • Minimum one (1) year of supervisory experience in an acute or ambulatory care sterile processing department required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Manufacturing, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Health Sciences OR four (4) years of work experience in a related field required.

  • High School Diploma OR General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Sterile Processing Technician certification (CSPDT or CRCST) from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

Additional Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification in Leadership Certification (CHL).

  • Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS).

  • Five (5) years' experience in an acute-care sterile processing department.

  • Three (3) years progressive supervisory experience.

  • One (1) year or more supervisory experience in a union environment.


TITLE: Manager Sterile Processing

LOCATION: Aurora, Colorado

REQNUMBER: 1130641

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.