Appalachian Regional Healthcare

Central Sterile Supply Supervi

Job Locations US-KY-Hazard
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Health Professional
Hazard Regional Medical Center
Posted Date
4 months ago(12/1/2022 11:20 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Operating & Recovery Room


The Central Sterile Supply Supervisor will be responsible for directing the Hospital’s Central Sterile Supply day to day operations. Including the direct oversight of employees, evaluating current processes, and implementing process-improving initiatives. Maintain current supply inventory and overnight of all new items including setting pars. Work with Business Manager on charges and reconciliation for Operating Room Department.


Responsible for providing safe, direct observation of patients being transported.

*Responsible for assisting nursing staff to create, maintain and provide a safe environment.

*Assist health care professionals to lift/move patients when necessary to ensure a smooth transport process.

*Responsible for reporting on changes in the condition of patient to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members.

*Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills as well as excellent interpersonal, organizational and verbal communication skills.

*Clean and maintain equipment as needed.

*Responsible for performing tasks that are within the scope of his/her educational preparation, knowledge, and permitted by the policies and procedures of Appalachian Regional Healthcare, and other local, state, and federal guidelines; and the policies of the facility requesting the services.

*Responsible for having a broad understanding of the services provided by Appalachian Regional Healthcare.

*Continuously displays a "can do" attitude within the department and across departmental lines to contribute to the overall customer service program in place at the hospital.

*Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment.

*Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter- and intra-departmentally to facilitate the department's/unit's ability to meet its goals and objectives.

*Assures that the standards of operation of the department are in compliance with the standards set by regulatory agencies, i.e., CMS, CSC, AAMI, and DNV.

*Provides a comprehensive departmental orientation to all new and required training to all staff annually and as needed.

*Develops and implements departmental performance improvement activities and assures ongoing staff participation.

*Establishes internal inventory levels and maintains levels in accordance with set standards; establishes par levels and monitors them for proper utilization.

*Maintains continued education in the field of Central Service operations and equipment through education, literature and seminars.

*Provides instructions and in-service on new products, procedures and equipment in a manner that will identify and prevent resources loss and maintain safety.

*Recommends the firing, hiring, promotion or discipline of Central Service Staff.

*In coordination with Biomedical Engineering and Material Management establishes a preventive maintenance program for Central Service equipment and maintains adequate inventory of equipment to meet hospital use requirements.

*Ensure established procedures and standards of practice are followed for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of reusable supplies and equipment.

*Ensures proper flow patterns are utilized for handling supplies, maintains clean and dirty area.

*Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the sterilization process.

*Ensure sterilizers are maintained.

*Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.

*Completes annual education requirements.

*Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, local regulations and accrediting organization standards.

*Work with companies and vendors when needed.

*Wires, updates and implements policies and procedures for the storage and distribution of sterile processing equipment; confers with vendors and sale representatives on new items and changes in supplies and service.

*Setting up Reps coming in and out of the Operating Room, making sure they are in Vendor Mate.

*Does all Vendor evaluations.

*Assures the standards are met with all Tissue regulations.

*Give PO’s for all trunk stock/consignment products used within the Operating Room.

*Performs other duties as assigned.



High School Education or equivalent preferred

Approved ARH training class.


Minimum Work

Experience: On the job training will be available.


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Must pass ARH competency for position following training.  Maintain CPR for healthcare workers; ability to comply with Infection Control, Standard precautions and OSHA standards. 



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