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Supervisor Sterile Processing

Primary Location San Francisco, California Facility San Francisco 2425 Geary Hospital Job Number 1279657 Date posted 05/15/2024
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Job Summary:

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 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.

  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.  At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.  Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
Basic Qualifications:

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


  • Bachelors degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field (preferably in sterile processing or operating room).
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A
Additional Requirements:

  • Data processing experience required.
  • Maintain membership with a National Sterile Processing Organization is preferred (American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).
  • Knowledge of sterile processing and regulatory requirements.
  • PC skills.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • 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 is preferred (American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals -ASHCSP and/or IAHCSMM).
Primary Location: California,San Francisco,San Francisco 2425 Geary Hospital Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 02:00 PM Working Hours End: 10:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-09|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Department: San Francisco Hospital - Nurse Admin-Perioperative Supp - 0201 Pay Range: $87000 - $112530 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest