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Kadlec Manager, Sterile Processing *Up to $5,000 Hiring Bonus* in Richland, Washington


Kadlec is offering a $5,000 hiring bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.

Kadlec has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Sterile Processing to join our growing Sterile Processing team located in Richland, Washington!

Apply Today! Applicants who meet qualifications will receive an email and text with some additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Shift Details: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Variable Shift


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution; if Bachelor’s Degree is in progress, must complete degree within 3 years from date of hire into the position

  • Current Certified Registered Sterile Processing Technician (CRCST) within 12 months from date of hire into the position

  • Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS

  • Recent supervisory or management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • RN, Surgical Technologist or Sterile Processing Technician experience in an acute care medical facility

  • Two (2) years of recent sterile processing or surgical services experience

  • Bilingual or multilingual skills

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Demonstrates and sustains compliance with the Caregiver Expectations and Code of Conduct.

  • Fosters an environment that nurtures collaboration, teamwork, and mutual respect through effective communication.

  • Provides sound leadership to the team to the Sterile Processing team, and any ancillary staff including OR team members, volunteers, and other medical center team members within the Sterile Processing Department.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources on personnel issues.

  • Collaborates with Talent Acquisition on recruitment items including completing requisitions, interviewing, hiring.

  • Ensures appropriate staff competencies are maintained (licensure, certification, orientation, mandatory training continuing education).

  • Ensures assigned employees complete mandatory education competency assessment requirements.

  • Supervises and coordinates the staffing schedule.

  • Reviews and approves time cards & time off requests.

  • Monitors, documents and manages absenteeism & individual performance.

  • Assists in the development of the Operational and Capital budgets.

  • Maintains the budget within the established parameters.

  • Maintains inventory of supplies and instruments within establish budget.

  • Supports Kadlec Lean processes and Value Improvement for Patients.

  • Supports Standard Work.

  • Develops the orientation & competency plan for the department & ensures compliance for all employees.

  • Develops and implements best practice education, goals, policies, procedures and performance improvement opportunities.

  • Trains and provides direction to the SPD team, new employees, and students.

  • Demonstrates effective problem solving through active listening, research, data analysis, and documentation.

  • Actively participates in management development programs offered at the medical center and other pertinent conferences to enhance personal and professional growth.

  • Follows universal protocols including frequent hand washing & wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

  • Provides leadership and guidance in goal setting, problem solving, resource management, outcome achievement, and performance improvement activities.

  • Assists with the development of new programs, protocols, and policies.

  • Collaborates with other departments to problem solve on-going issues that impact department / organizational goals and patient care delivery.

  • Maintains compliance with all applicable federal state, and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Ensures appropriate preparation of surgical instruments/equipment, trays, case cart assembly, and instrument processing for all departments in a timely manner.

  • Develops and follows all appropriate policies and procedures related to infection control, fire and safety, hazardous chemicals, personnel policies and departmental procedures.

  • Oversees quality control in SPD and related OR. as directed by regulatory agencies including but not limited to Joint Commission, Department of Health, & CDC.

  • Operates and maintains all equipment used in the sterilization process assuring proper functioning of temperatures, pressures, & cycle times; Reports any malfunctions and follows up on repair or replacement.

  • Troubleshoots repair / replacement of instruments & equipment.

  • Manages all loaner equipment & instrumentation.

  • Assists with delivery of instruments and supplies to all care departments.

  • Supports the Mission, Vision, & Values of Kadlec.

  • Actively participates in meetings, committees, and processing improvement projects.

  • Optimizes time by effectively using resources to identify barriers and balance priorities.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Provide safe compassionate care. We promise to answer the call of every person we serve; to know them, care for them and ease their way. We are committed to safety, compassion, respect, integrity, stewardship, excellence and collaboration.

About Us

Located in sunny Tri-Cities, WA, Kadlec is the largest non-profit healthcare provider in the region. Kadlec is the premier choice for customer service excellence, providing compassionate healthcare by combining cutting-edge technology and innovation with evidence-based, patient-focused care. Kadlec does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Law. EOE. To learn more, click here:

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Washington-Richland

Req ID: 331819