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Supervisor, Sterile Processing

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Job ID: 30306
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a  Sterile Processing Supervisor position at Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.   Join the Central Services Leadership team in this full-time exempt role.

Southwest Washington Medical Center is a 450-bed tertiary-level hospital, located just across the river from the Portland [Oregon] metropolitan area. Vancouver is a great location where you can enjoy big city life or the serene countryside, with easy access to an abundance of recreational and cultural activities.

  • We offer a salary range starting at $59,000, more depending upon experience. 
  • Relocation Assistance
  • A comprehensive benefits package 
  • A non-profit mission driven healthcare system
  • A collaborative leadership team 

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Under the direction of the Manager-Sterile Processing, is responsible for supervising and coordinating the activities of the Sterile Processing department to ensure efficient processes and quality services.


  1. Oversees daily workflow to ensure service standards are met and to ensure staff consistently follows standard job expectations and regulatory requirements.
  2. Coordinates work assignments and oversees monthly schedule.
  3. Serves as a resource to staff for issues surrounding instrumentation and sterilization.
  4. Participates in the hiring selection process.
  5. Collaborates with management to develop and implement policies, procedures and the business work plans for the department.
  6. Provides leadership and supervisory guidance in quality improvement efforts. May be asked to lead quality initiatives.
  7. Maintains and reports required regulatory records and quality assurance reports.
  8. Participates in the staff evaluation and disciplinary processes.
  9. Collaborates effectively with the Instrument Coordinator to assure seamless flow of surgical supplies and instruments.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Minimum of two years experience in sterile processing required.
  • Knowledge of sterile processing and regulatory requirements is required.
  • Experience with Neuro, Ortho, and General Surgical instrumentation.
  • Previous leadership/supervisory experience preferred.


  • Certification from IAHCSMM, CBSPD or other nationally recognized certifying body required.


  • Proficient use of computers including MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong administrative, organizational, and problem solving skills.
  • Understands facility standards and practice guidelines as well as state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to lead teams and delegate assignments.
  • Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment and make independent decisions.


  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time with ability to push and pull carts exceeding 100 lbs. unassisted at times.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants extreme cold or heat sharp instruments or, dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift; ability to stoop and bend consistently without restrictions.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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