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Sterile Processing Manager


This is a Contract position in Orleans, NY posted November 21, 2021.

STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and procedural products and services, focused primarily on the critical markets of healthcare, pharmaceutical and research and medical devices. Our mission is to help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe. We have 12,000 employees worldwide, with over 3,000 in Customer-facing sales and service roles. Founded as Innovative Medical Technologies in Ohio in 1985, the company was renamed STERIS in 1987. Many of the businesses that have been acquired and integrated into STERIS have much longer operating histories, notably the American Sterilizer Company founded in 1894. The STERIS Vision is inspired by our Customers’ efforts to create a healthier and safer world, and guided by our legacy of leadership and innovation; we strive to be a Great Company. To STERIS, this means we will make a difference by providing world-class product and service solutions for our Customers, safe and rewarding work for our People, and superior returns for our Shareholders.

How You Will Make a Difference
Are you currently leading your team but want to take the next step in management? Maybe you are already in management but want to continue with a company that offers more career growth? If so, we’d love to discuss you joining our industry-leading team as a Sterile Processing Manager.
STERIS works with healthcare systems nationwide to make sure that their facilities are ready for anything that comes their way. In these facilities, the Sterile Processing Department is a central part of that mission, and the Sterile Processing Manager is the leader. This is a multi-faceted leadership role, handling everything from scrubbing in to meeting with senior leaders.
We are looking for smart, effective leaders who are willing to learn. Some of our most successful employees in this role have previous experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, process improvement, or sterile processing.
What You Will Do
Be A Leader

  • Supervise and coordinate the SPD team in day to day operations, lead training efforts, and ensure proper policy implementation
  • Interview and hire new employees, and coach existing employees to meet company objectives and Customer requirements
  • Assist Sterile Processing Technicians with instrument processing as needed

Be A Partner

  • Communicate and foster relationships with all levels of hospital staff and STERIS leadership
  • Deliver Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and review quality metrics with Customers

Be Process Driven

  • Ensure proper processes are followed by all Sterile Processing team members for compliance with industry standards and regulations
  • Partner with the Continuous Improvement team to streamline processes and create an effective and efficient work environment

High School Diploma or GED
What You Need to Be Successful

  • 5+ years of Sterile Processing Department experience required
  • 2 years in an SPD supervisory/leader position.

Computer Skills

  • Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; instrument tracking systems and employee management systems.
  • Must be capable of learning additional software as required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Active certification in sterile processing/central sterile via CBSPD or IAHCSMM required.If not certified at point of hire, it must be obtained within 12 months of hire.
  • Additional certification for SPD Management/Leadership is preferred.
  • If assigned to travel, must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive medical instrument knowledge.
  • Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment.
  • Knowledge of healthcare logistics and supply chain management.
  • Extensive knowledge of Sterile Processing, Operating Room and Material Management functions.
  • Must meet with contracted and potential clients, develop and consult on presentations relating to the department’s functions. Must possess the ability to teach central processing certification courses.

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to manage the day-to-day operations of multiple healthcare central sterile/sterile processing departments; ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment on a daily basis.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk, see & hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
What We’re Offering You in Return
Employees are what makes a company great, so we believe it’s important to take care of them just like we take care of our Customers and their patients. In addition to being a global organization and industry leader with ample room to grow your career, we also offer benefits including Medical/Vision/Dental, Paid Time Off, and a 401(k) with company match.
As a global leader in healthcare solutions, STERIS gives you the security and support of a large company in an industry that makes a difference. Whether you’re looking for the next step in leadership or an opportunity to make an impact in a new industry, click the apply button below. Let’s create a healthier and safer world, together.