Manager Sterile Processing

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 92460
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: SPC HVN
Shift/Days: Variable
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

Manages 24/7 operation of the Sterile Processing Department. Responsible for assuring daily operations in sterile processing are performed in a timely and cost effective manner and that all services fulfill the needs of the patients, department customers, physicians and staff. Maintains departmental compliance with policy and procedure manuals for the processing of sterile supplies used in the operating rooms, intensive care units and emergency departments, in accordance with The Joint Commission, AAMI, CDC, AORN, HRS and any other applicable regulations.
Coordinates workflow & performance assessments with all applicable departments serviced to improve quality of work and promote a positive intra-departmental relationship. Assesses work and professional performance of reporting staff, including, but not exclusive of, supervisors, sterile processing technicians, OR liaisons and surgical technicians.

Oversees and executes, with assistance from supervisors, an on-going training program for all sterile processing staff through in-services and on-going education. Manages performance expectations to achieve set goals for all sterile processing employees.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must be an RN, Certified Operating Room Technician or Certified Central Processing Technician.
  • Associate degree's in nursing, an allied health field or business administration required (significant experience may substitute for degree). 
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with advanced certification, such as a CSPDM or CHL. If not certified, certification will be required within one year of eligibility.
  • Must have at least five years of progressive management experience in a large hospital or health care system.
  • Central Sterile management experience preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of basic principles of accounting and economics as well as principles of microbiology, sterilization and aseptic techniques, surgical techniques, instrumentation and equipment and inventory control resource in the area of sterilization technology.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials handling, infection prevention and a strong understanding of the industry standards as stated by The Joint Commission, AMMI, AORN, CDC and OSHA (29 CFR 1910.103) required.
  • Candidate must have the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships with other members of the hospital team, including physicians, nursing and operation's staff.
  • Must possess strong computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must have ability to problem solve, deal with conflict and find resolutions in a fast-paced and challenging environment.


  • RN, Certified Operating Room Technician or Certified Central Processing Technician.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly: $31.78
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly: $43.96

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UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to diversity as a competitive advantage in attracting top talent from across the nation and around the world. We believe in sharing knowledge, learning from one another, valuing different opinions, and celebrating the things that make each one of us unique in our own right. UF Health Shands Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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