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Supervisor – Sterile Processing

Req #: 6339
Division: Nursing Services
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Compensation Type: Salaried
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth

JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Anchored by a 537-bed acute care hospital, the network includes more than 46 community-based clinics, including 20 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.
Acclaim is our medical practice group and is comprised of a multispecialty medical practice group designed to align clinical providers with a common set of incentives and expectations supporting operational, financial and clinical performance improvement.
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Description: The Supervisor Sterile Processing is responsible for supporting the unit manager by assisting with the units daily activities, including rounding, managing resources and overseeing special projects. This position is responsible for ensuring that the department is stocked with supplies, instruments, implants, and all other equipment needed. The Supervisor Sterile Processing will oversee the repair process of all broken instruments and equipment in the department and throughout the district. Typical Duties:

  1. Supervises assigned employees according to established hospital policies to ensure appropriate work environment.
  2. Supervises and evaluates work activities of staff. Assists with administering employees’ evaluations and disciplinary action plans.
  3. Supervises and maintains records for all aspects of instrument processing and repair.
  4. Ensures that controlled activities (i.e. equipment sterilization, PAR level replenishment, sterile wraps, inventory control processing) are documented and maintained in a manner commensurate with accepted protocol.
  5. Coordinates with all vendors to oversee the repair process of all items.
  6. Communicates with coordinators, clinics and/or department when equipment is broken or out for repair.
  7. Orders implants, instruments and supplies for the department in a timely manner so that productivity and efficiency is not compromised.
  8. Communicate with vendors and secure adequate pricing for needed items.
  9. Monitors and records all items being sent out and received for TJC regulatory requirements.
  10. Identifies, evaluates, documents and enforces compliance with standards and regulations of infection control, CDC, OSHA, AMMI and TJC.
  11. Assist with the daily operations and quality controls as needed as well as facilitate projects.
  12. Performs other job related duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Graduate from an accredited Sterile Processing program.
  • 2 plus years of experience in Sterile Processing.
  • OR

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Graduate from an accredited Surgical Technology program.
  • 2 plus years of experience in Surgical Technology.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Current Licensure through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) and /or the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
  • OR

  • Current Licensure through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 3 plus years of supervisory experience.
  • 2 plus years of experience as a Surgical Technologist.