Cayuga Medical Center
  • Sterile Processing
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time
  • Support Staff

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including liberal paid time-off Our full-time and our benefited part-time employees receive the same benefits package (paid time-off benefits are prorated for part-timers) Health insurance coverage becomes effective within six weeks of your start date. Vacation time is available for use after six months. Paid holiday time is prorated and may be used immediately Tuition reimbursement is available for career-related education.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Manager (Sterile Processing) is responsible for overseeing staff, operations and resources to ensure optimal result and high employee engagement. The manager ensures that the department is run according to institutional policies and any applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Oversees day to day sterile processing operations and uses data and fact-based problem solving techniques to improve processes and outcomes. Ensures that all operations run according to institutional and departmental policies and in accordance with any government or regulatory requirements as applicable.
  • Recruits, orients, trains, coaches, counsels, mentors, disciplines, and evaluates staff in accordance with all internal policies and procedures. Communicates values, strategies, and objectives of department or division on a regular basis. Assigns accountabilities, delegates tasks and responsibilities, plans, monitors and appraises job performance.
  • Develops, maintains and reconciles departmental budget with financial responsibility and oversight for department or division.
  • Plans, develops, and/or maintains departmental standard operating procedures. Regularly reviews policies and procedures and makes changes, or recommends changes to superiors as necessary.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.
  • Interface regularly with Operating Room staff, advising physicians, nurses, all appropriate clinical departments and other personnel regarding products, supplies, equipment, services, instrumentation, and other issues necessary to perform designated patient care medical and surgical procedures. Monitor and coordinate all activities related to the production and distribution of case carts. Assist in such duties as may be assigned or delegated including analysis of personnel and recommendations regarding policies and procedures. Manage various personnel actions including, but not limited to hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and schedules.


  • S. Diploma required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Five years' experience in Sterile Processing and/or Operating Room preferred. Previous management experience required.

                                                  Either area below will be considered for application

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification required. Issuing Agency: International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
  • Certified Surgical Technologist with sterile processing background and experience
  • Registered Nurse with Sterile Processing background and experience                             
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