Foundation Health

Sterile Processing Manager

4 months ago
Job ID
Specialty Health Services
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Position Type
FA: Full Time
New Grad


About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio and a culture of Shared Leadership. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.


Position available

Core business hours, Monday-Friday

8 hours day, 40 hrs/week


RN Degree highly preferred



This position is responsible for all operational, technical, and personnel activities associated with sterile supplies and services provided to all nursing and non-nursing units within the hospital.



  1. Maintains a competent and motivated staff through appropriate selection, training, discipline, feedback, and termination of subordinate personnel as needed. Develops staff through assessing performance and promoting education and training. Promotes employee empowerment and engagement. 
  1. Works to align function and processes to work as a system. Leads teams to improve dept efficiency, and engages in synergistic problem solving through effective communication, delegation, coaching/counseling, and active listening. Leads by respect, integrity, example, and service. 
  1. Ensures cost effective operation of all assigned areas while assisting with appropriate budget preparation, monitoring, and controlling of department expenses. Identities and implements methods for reducing operational, supply, and equipment expenditures while focusing on standardization and utilization. Ensures compliance with all appropriate state and federal regulatory agencies. 
  1. Ensures all department products and services are provided in accordance with hospital needs and expectations. Identifies and implements methods for reducing expenditures, leads teams and contributes to efforts to improve standardization and utilization, resulting in increased efficiency and customer satisfaction. 
  1. Interacts frequently with physicians, nurses, department managers, supervisors and other professional and non-professional staff members to provide quality sterile processing services. Assess customer satisfaction levels while obtaining direct feedback regarding the department performance, resolving problems, and identifying new opportunities to improve services and cost effectiveness. Promotes positive customer service attitude both within and outside the department by maintaining effective working relationships. Promotes win-win relationships with internal and external customers. 

Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.





Knowledge typically obtained with bachelor's degree.


Requires national certification as a SPD Technician or Surgical Instrument Processor within conditional period or 6 months after assuming position.


Requires proficiency typically acquired with 2 years Sterile Processing experience including knowledge of surgical instrumentation, patient related supplies, materials and equipment, aseptic and sterilization techniques. Must have 1 year of leadership experience in a management position. Requires national certification as a SPD Technician or Surgical Instrument Processor within conditional period or 6 months after assuming position. Must possess effective organizational, communication and human relations skills as the incumbent will coordinate projects simultaneously and working closely with all levels of staff.


Requires computer skills and the ability to research and compile statistical reports.



National SPD Manager Certification preferred.


Additional related education and/or experience preferred.


Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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