Supervisor VI - Sterile Processing

Job Requisition #: JR56501

End Date: 10/31/2021

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Technician (Clinical)

Shift: Morning Shift, No Rotation

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Provides supervision of daily operations and instrumentation production.


Technical Competence

  • Maintains technical competence and SPD technician skill set. Performs Quarterly Check in as delegated.

    Daily Process Supervision

  • Responds to quality issues with OR and other departmental customers.
  • Provides oversight for Pick Room production.
  • Serves as a service line coordinator for assigned OR/customer services.
  • Oversees work of coordinators to ensure instrumentation is available for customers.
  • Maintains an efficient and effective working environment.
  • Oversees monthly schedule and coordinates daily shift staffing needs consistent with unit staffing plan and budget.
  • Communicates outstanding Process needs to next shift supervisor.
  • Coordinates all vendor issues with the goal of monitoring loaner tray inventory.
  • Monitors preventive maintenance of equipment and instrumentation.
  • Monitors all unit quality measures including sterilization records, case cart completion and regulatory compliance standards.

    Daily Production Supervision

  • Provides on the floor supervision of department specific to assigned shift.
  • Oversees flow of work and production volume to ensure instrumentation is available for customers.
  • Maintains an efficient and effective working environment.
  • Serves as a service line coordinator for assigned OR/customer.
  • Coordinates daily shift work assignments consistent with unit staffing plan and budget.
  • Communicates outstanding production needs to the next shift supervisor.
  • Coordinates all instrument set turnovers during shift with a goal of reducing need for Immediate Use Steam Sterilization.
  • Coordinates with Midnight Lead.
  • Monitors loaner tray processing for next day.
  • Completes other assigned tasks as needed.

    Staff Competency and performance

  • Monitors staff execution of standard work holding staff accountable for work quantity/quality and adherence to safety standards.
  • Collaborates with other supervisors to identify individual staff orientation and ongoing learning needs and coordinates individual learning plan with SPD instructor.
  • Provides on-going feedback to staff concerning performance and collaborates with department manager in completing annual performance reviews.
  • Initiates coaching and disciplinary actions as necessary.


  • Demonstrates ability to provide necessary leadership to employees in assigned area.
  • Collaborates with department leadership team to identify improvement needs and monitor quality indicators. Gathers information, selects the best strategy, implements, and evaluates decisions to assure continuous improvement and contribution to the long-term best interest of ChristianaCare.
  • Demonstrates and promotes positive interpersonal skills.
  • Maintains awareness of standards and changes within health care and SPD industry.
  • Promotes high levels of staff engagement, performance, and retention.
  • Demonstrates decision making/problem solving skills.


Midnight Supervisor (Overnight)

11:00PM- 7:30AM / Monday - Friday / rotating On-call


High school graduate required. Some college or college level courses preferred

Minimum of three (3) years of SPD experience required.  Progressive leadership experience preferred.

Minimum Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) required.  Instrument Specialist Certification preferred

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Demonstrate scope processing competency within 3 months of hire/promotion  

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

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At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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