Central Sterile Manager
SDH Central Sterile Manager
Manages Central Services Department; interprets policies, procedures, standards and regulations to
appropriate personnel, nursing and medical staff. Performs duties of central supply technician as necessary.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum Work Experience
Two years experience in health care materials management required; supervisory experience preferred.
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification preferred.
Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting,
documentation, and prevention.
Maintains hospital standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care
Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related
scope of job role or practice.
Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and
controlled substance regulations.
Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures
of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards
contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements,
and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.
Work experience and proficiency in applying the following standards and best practices related to processing
and sterile supply issues: AAMI, AORN, FDA, TJC, IAHCSMM, NIOSH and OSHA.
Strong knowledge of decontamination and sterilization sciences, infection prevention and control measures,
case cart systems, medical/surgical supplies and equipment.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety,
environmental and infection control standards.
Prepares work schedules, assigns personnel, assures proper training, evaluates work performance and makes
recommendations for personnel actions.
Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department.
Organizes, directs and coordinates functions and activities in department; interprets and implements
established policies, procedures and regulations.
Coordinates with operating room functions and nursing unit/area functions and other user departments in
order to provide services promptly and efficiently.
Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and
Maintains the cleanliness of work areas as required.
Directs the requisitioning, sorting, labeling and issuing of professional equipment.
Oversees sterilization, assembly and storage of medical supplies and equipment.
Establishes and oversees methods for preparing, handling and storing sterile equipment and materials.
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current
literature, inservice meetings and workshops.
Attends meetings as required, and participates on committees as directed.
Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
Prolonged periods of standing, walking, or sitting while on duty.
Lifting, pushing, and pulling up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.
Transferring, repositioning patients.
Reaching, stooping, bending, kneeing, and crouching for patient care functions.
Visual and auditory acuity and manual dexterity essential to performing designated duties required.
Optimal auditory acuity required.
Manual dexterity involving the handling of equipment and instruments or needles is essential to performing
Ability to perform effectively in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
Ability to pass all required health and other screening tests.
Physical conditions are clean, neat and well lit. May be subjected to unpleasant sights and odors, stressful
situations and hazardous or infectious agents where judgment as to precautions need to be taken is essential.
Climate control and ambient temperature variances may be experienced. Exposure to limited amounts of
hazardous chemicals or substances and infectious disease processes are a possibility. Hours of duty may be
irregular or unexpectedly extended due to emergency circumstances.
Direct contact with blood or other body fluids to which universal precautions apply. Personal protective
equipment is made available and must be worn.