Under general supervision, monitors the provision of quality service
in relation to the proper handling, sterilization, distribution, and
storage of medical supplies and equipment for all shifts.
1. Assists in developing and writing quality assurance policies,
procedures and standards.
2. Inspects central sterilization area for compliance with quality
assurance standards relating to sterilization procedures, wearing
apparel, surface cleaning, locker cleaning, and the cleaning of
3. Inspects prep-dispense areas for compliance with quality assurance
standards relating to the distribution, handling, and storage of
medical supplies and equipment.
4. Completes statistical reports and documents quality assurance
findings. Assists in evaluating findings based on pre-established
standards. Refers to adverse occurrences and potential problems to
5. Assists in recommending solutions to correct and eliminate unsafe
practices and procedures. Conducts follow-up studies to determine
effectiveness of solutions and ensure positive results.
6. Orients staff on quality assurance program policies and
procedures. Explains evaluation process and standards.
7. Serves as a back-up supervisor as needed. Determines daily work
priorities, assigns, and reviews work.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Four years in central sterilization or materials
management in a health care environment, one year of which must have
been in a supervisory capacity.
Comprehensive knowledge of central sterilization or materials
management operations, of sterilization and decontamination
procedures; of universal precautions regarding handling of infectious
wastes. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to prepare reports and maintain records, to perform
mathematical computations. Ability to perform extensive standing and
walking. Ability to train, supervise, and evaluate personnel. Ability
to use computers and other standard office equipment. Ability to wear
and work in personal protective equipment. Skill in operating
equipment such as sonic washers, sterilizers, autoclaves, heat
sealers, and sharpening wheels.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examination to determine the ability to perform the
job. Employees in this job class may be required to immunization shots
to prevent illness due to exposure to bloodborne pathogens.