Manager of Sterilization (Surgery Sterile Processing) - Perioperative Services (3p - 11p)

Position: Manager of Sterilization (Surgery Sterile Processing) - Perioperative Services (3p - 11p)

Job ID: 144749

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Adm Perioperative Services

Talent Area: Professional - Non-Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 3p - 11p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at   Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Manager of Sterilization – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll effectively supervise the Central Sterilization and Processing Department to provide sterile instrumentation, specialty items, supplies and clean equipment to the hospital customers in a timely manner, thereby providing ongoing quality service in a cost effective manner.


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Responsibilities :



  • Assures that appropriate practices and methods are maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, JCAHO and AAMI standards, and Hospital/departmental policies and procedures by supervising the processing, sterilization and decontamination of instrumentation and patient equipment 
  • Manages all phases of steam and ETO sterilization in accordance with policy and procedure and regulations 
  • Assures sterilization records are completed and accurate in order to successfully implement the recall system if necessary 
  • Interacts closely with staff in other departments in the Hospital and clinics regarding sterilization, instruments, and other clinical issues as it relates to services provided by CSPD 
  • Confronts problems related to processing, sterilization, and decontamination in these areas 
  • Assures compliance regulations and policies and procedures are met 
  • Assists with departmental safety program for personnel to assure compliance with all safety policies and procedures 
  • Gives input on CSPD budget to Assistant Director Hospital Instrumentation and CSPD







  • RN – Licensed Registered Nurses State of Texas -or- 
  • LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurses International Association of HealthCare Professionals -or- 
  • CEN SER - Central Services Technician International Association of HealthCare Professionals 
  • 5 years of experience in Central Services/Sterile Processing with supervisory experience 
  • Operating Room background 
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software, appropriate procedures for decontamination, processing, and sterilization, surgical instruments, safety procedures compliance, and ETO and Steam Sterilizers, AAMI guidelines, and OSHA regulations 
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and troubleshoot in a timely manner when equipment or departmental concerns arise



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