Super, SPD


Position Details

Department: PCH-NW | Sterile Processing
Category: Surgery/Endo/SPD
Location: Glendale
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 836898
Posted On: 5/15/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: **Arrowhead Hospital Location, Full-time 6:30a-3pm**

The Supervisor, SPD promotes and facilitates surgical instruments/equipment across all specialties under the direction of the Sterile Processing Manager. The Supervisor operations of Sterile Processing will also be responsible for enhancing a working relationship with the surgical staff , promoting a team-focused environment. The Supervisor promotes compliance with policies and procedures and compliance with regulatory agencies. Additionally, the Supervisor must be knowledgeable of decontamination, instrumentation, sterilization, and the building of case carts. The Supervisor is also responsible to ensure the processing of any sterilized product across the hospital. This position may fill in for the manager when the manager is absent.

Position Duties

  1. Assists with coordination of supervising and participating in SPD activities related to the establishing of and compliance with policies, standards and procedures for the decontamination, sterilization, assembly, storage and distribution of medical/surgical supplies and equipment to ensure compliance with patient care needs as well as regulatory standards
    • Supervises work activities of assigned staff to ensure achievement of established goals, objectives and outcomes; provides guidance, mentoring and direction as appropriate for ongoing staff development
    • Demonstrates effective leadership skills of delegation, organization, and coordination of activities related to functioning of assigned unit with 24-hour accountability as needed
  2. Assists with facilitating Instrumentation changes / requests
    • Coordinates equipment and instrument changes with sterile processing staff
    • Tracks who has oriented with specific equipment and instruments
  3. Act as secondary contact between Sub-Specialty coordinator and SPD
    • Orders and maintains basic operating room instruments
    • Monitors changes in case cart requisitions to ensure adequate inventory of supplies
  4. Demonstrates awareness of and assures compliance with Hospital and Department policies. Uses these as a basis for decision making
    • Recommends various personnel actions including, but not limited to hiring/firing, performance appraisals, completing transfers, and scheduling time off, working closely with Manager of SPD
    • Uses analytic skills to identify problems and solutions, and implements processes to resolve them with Manager of SPD
  5. Assists with maintaining liaison with representatives of local, regional and national sterile processing service providers as well as regulatory agencies to establish a resource for current trends and regulations within the service
  6. Utilizes appropriate interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively with medical personnel, vendors, physicians and subordinates when gathering and exchanging information
    • Maintains effective communication mechanisms in Sterile Processing with staff, Surgery, and between other departments.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High School diploma or equivalent
2. Completion of an accredited Sterile Processing, Surgical Tech or related Program
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Three years of experience in Sterile Processing or Surgical Technician
2. One year supervisory or lead experience in Sterile Processing
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. National certification as a CSPD Technician
2. National Certification as a Sterile Processing Supervisor or Manager
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - High places - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
27. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
28. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
29. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
30. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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