Centegra Health Systems Lead, Sterile Processing Tech in McHenry, Illinois


Reports to Sterile Processing Supervisor and is responsible for coordinating activities of personnel engaged in cleaning, sterilizing, assembling and distributing of sterilized instruments and equipment upon direction of the Supervisor. Assists Sterile Processing Technicians to help ensure that all policies and procedures are followed, and assists Supervisor with annual staff evaluations. Assist with ordering needed supplies and instruments for department. Helps to ensure that all equipment in the department is in proper working order.


Oversees personnel engaged in processing, decontaminating, sterilizing and delivering a wide variety of patient care items and surgical instruments according to established policies and procedures.

Assists Supervisor in development of departmental and unit policies and procedures Upon approval, monitors adherence to same and reports any problems to the Supervisor.

Works with the Supervisor to ensure maintenance of established quality assurance program standards by performing item sterilization tests, interpreting data and graphs, and verifying correct operation of sterilizers. Ensures proper maintenance of all SPD equipment is completed and logs maintained.

Interviews new personnel. Helps orient, train and evaluate the performance of Sterile Processing Technicians.

Monitors proper storage and maintenance of adequate inventory of designated surgical supplies and equipment.

Works with the Supervisor to ensure that equipment and instruments are in satisfactory operating condition by removing all faulty equipment and arranging for necessary repairs.

Ensures that medical and surgical items are processed and packaged according to established quality assurance and departmental operating procedures by periodically reviewing processed work.

Gathers information necessary to evaluate equipment and instruments, and makes appropriate recommendations regarding acquisition of same.

Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals and other literature and attending related seminars, conferences and the like.

Assists Supervisor with staffing and call schedules as needed.


High school degree.

Expert Knowledge of sterile technique, AAMI standards and surgical instrumentation required.

Certified in Sterile Processing required.

Advanced Leadership training preferred.


Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with various hospital personnel when gathering and exchanging information and in order to lead personnel.

Analytical skills necessary in order to assist in developing policies and procedures, evaluating supplies and equipment and determining need for repair of equipment.

General computer skills preferred. Advanced knowledge of SPM preferred.


Job: Support Service Jobs

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: Standard

Hours per Pay Period: 40

Shift: Day Shift

Weekend Commitment: Variable

Primary Location: Centegra Hospital McHenry

Start Time: 7:00 AM

End Time: 7:00 AM

Req ID: 102582