Manager - Central Sterile Processing


  • Manage the daily operations of the Sterile Processing Department at Phoebe Putney Health System (including planning, organizing, staffing, and monitoring of work quality). Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of organization-wide instrument sterilization policies, procedures, and processes. Effectively utilize available and developing technology to improve operations and reduce costs. This position reports to the Director, Surgical Services. The manager is responsible for assuring that instrumentation, supplies, and other resources are available in a timely manner to support surgical services and other areas dependent upon them. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision, and values of Phoebe. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All activities must be in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws, HIPAA, ERISA, and other regulations, as appropriate.
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.


  • High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • 4 years / Bachelor's Degree in Nursing OR Bachelor of Science in the relevant healthcare field of study or 5 or more years of experience in a Perioperative setting including Central Sterile, Operating Room, or Ambulatory Care Center and completion of a 2-year degree in a healthcare related field within 2 years of hire. (Preferred)
  • 3+ years Management or supervisory experience within sterile processing required, preferable in a hospital setting (Required)
  • No Degree: 8 years of recent directly related experience in a Perioperative setting including Central Sterile Processing, Operating Room, or Ambulatory Care Center (Required).
  • Required Certifications/Licensures: Certification as CRCST or above through IAHCSMM OR certification as CSPDT or above through CBSPD
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Read / Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • General Clerical Skills
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good - manual dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
  • Standing - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Walking - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Sitting - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)