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Eves, 8 hour shifts, Monday - Friday

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#112495 Sterile Processing Supervisor - La Jolla

Initial Review Date: Tue 11/2/2021

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Reporting to the UC San Diego Health System Sterile Processing Department (SPD) manager and working closely with the Perioperative Nursing leadership of the Hillcrest (HC) campus and its (11) Operating Rooms (ORs), this position is responsible for supervising the PM shift of the SPD staff. This position supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or organizational policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

The La Jolla SPD Supervisor applies knowledge, skill, and experience in SPD to supervise activities of sterile processing technicians and other support staff performing routine sterile processing procedures. Coordinates schedules and assigns work. Ensures assignments are completed and timelines are met. Responsible for work quality ensuring sterile processing protocols are followed. Provides input to management on personnel issues and daily operations.

The key responsibilities of this supervisory position include:

  • Supervises and schedules the daily activities of subordinate central sterile staff overseeing work quality and productivity.
  • Trains subordinates on sterile processing procedures and provides daily guidance and direction. Develops unit schedule ensuring staffing meets supply and service needs. Consults with management on daily operations, providing input on process productivity and quality improvements.
  • Oversees central sterile supply inventory and routine maintenance and calibration of equipment and instruments.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots equipment performance issues determining need for service and/or repairs.
  • Participates in creating, updating, modifying, and improving departmental processes and operational infrastructure. Participates in decision-making on hiring, promotions, increases, discipline, and other personnel matters.


  • Seven (7) years of related SPD experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area plus three (3) years of relevant SPD experience/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff, assign work, manage complex workflows, and competing priorities.


  • SPD experience at a Trauma Center.
  • One (1+) year or more of recent supervisory or management experience.
  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification or Certification Board for Sterile Processing Department (CBSPD) certification.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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