Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.


Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Performs the primary function of a Sterile Processing Technician Supervisor in assessing, planning, directing, and evaluating proper decontamination and sterilization of instrumentation and hospital equipment as well as, preparing and maintaining departmental reports and records.  The Sterile Processing Supervisor shall oversee and guide Sterile Processing Technicians that are under his / her supervision in department.  He / She will be responsible for interacting with hospital staff and / or ancillary departments regarding decontamination / sterilization concerns, and conflicts by identifying and assisting in the resolutions.  The Sterile Processing Supervisor routinely works weekends, holidays, evenings, nights, overtime, and/or on an on-call/call-back status. 


Salary:  $27.89-$35.22/HR DOE



  1. Responsible for sterilizers by as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review
  • Checking printouts of machines daily.
  • Checks Quality Controls daily.
  • Go to the OR rooms as needed to help OR personnel as needed by.
  • Checks machines daily to be sure they are working properly.
  • Makes sure machines are cleaned by Sterile processing personnel. 
  1. Responsible for instrument trays, medical equipment and carts as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review.
  2. Sterile Processing Supervisor is responsible on an on-going basis for planning, directing, coordinating, implementing daily supervision of the Sterile Processing Technicians and other personnel assigned to the area and will demonstrate this, as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review, by 
  • Keeping records on all items sent off for repair 100% of the time.
  • Check supplies and replenishes for future use 100% of the time.
  • Review staffing daily to determine the necessity to replace an absent employee or the necessity to float an extra employee in order to cover patient’s needs and maintain staffing levels in line with census of the entire hospital.
  • Promote an environment in which the tam can work cooperatively toward achieving individual and hospital objectives.
  • Promote interdepartmental cooperating.
  • Schedule vacations and holidays for personnel to provide constant coverage and high quality of patient care.
  • Prepare and / or supervise the preparation of Sterile Processing assignments on workload and competency of personnel. Performs employee performance appraisals and disciplinary actions as needed.
  • Prepares and maintains record of daily / monthly statistical reports for Sterile Processing
  1. Demonstrates the ability to perform actions that demonstrate accountability as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review.
  • Exercises safe judgment in decision making.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changes in the operating room.
  • Responses in a positive manner to constructive criticism.
  • Demonstrates tact and understanding when dealing with patients, team members, members of other disciplines, and the public.
  • Practices within ethical and legal guidelines.
  • Keeps patient information confidential and maintains privacy of patient.
  1. Demonstrates sills through clinical practice, teaching, and inservice as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the teaching of personnel in the area of new techniques, changes in policies, et cetera.
  • Voluntarily participates in unit conferences and educational endeavors.
  • Cooperates in lending knowledge and / or assistance to other nursing units and hospital departments as the need arises.
  • Contributes suggestions for improvement of patient care and related operating room activities.
  • Assists in the continuing education of unit personnel.
  • Seeks new learning experiences by accepting challenging opportunities and responsibilities.
  1. Demonstrates a responsible attitude toward appropriate and efficient management of the Sterile Processing Department, as evidenced by direct observation, documentation review, by:
  2. Demonstrating a loyalty to the philosophy, policies, and practices of South Texas Health Systems.
  • Assists in the process of policy changes when necessary.
  • Demonstrates awareness of increasing costs in using supplies and equipment conservatively.
  • Responsible for annual physical inventories.
  • Volunteers and is willing to clock out and leave premises when caseload decreases.
  • Stays late, as cases require. 
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Supervision/Lead Exercised

  • Inventory Control Coordinator
  • CSPs
  • Medical Supply Tech



  • High school diploma/GED


  • 2 years of Sterile Processing experience
  • 2 years of supervision

Licensure and Certification:

  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician w/in 6 months

Other Qualifications:

  • BLS



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