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Swedish Health Services Supervisor Perioperative Central Services - Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Supervisor Perioperative Central Services (1.0 FTE, Night Shift) to work in the Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing at First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Central Services includes all sterile processing activities and customers but are not limited to, Surgical Services, Labor and Delivery, GI, Interventional Services, hospital clinics, and outside vendors. The Supervisor is responsible for performing a variety of duties associated with the efficient operation of Central Services in order to ensure high quality product delivery and efficient service to customers.

In this position you will:

  • Administers and coordinates staff training programs to ensure participation and demonstration/documentation of competency.

  • Develops, monitors and performs audits for performance measures and implements PI measures to achieve the needed goals.

  • Supervises all processes and staff related to the decontamination, assembly and sterilization of instrumentation, case cart assembly and acts as a resource in all areas of expertise for departmental staff.

  • Supports performance improvement and provides requested data and reports to the manager.

  • Assures the complete, accurate and on-time availability of sterile instrumentation, supplies and/or equipment for future cases (Pre-planning).

  • Prepares personnel schedules with the approval of the manager and assigns daily staffing.Works with the Manager in reviewing, writing, maintaining, and updating departmental policies.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Equivalent education/experience (1:1) will substitute for each year of college not completed.

  • 4 years Progressive work-related experience in sterile processing or surgical services with at least two years in a leadership role.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree Focus in healthcare or business. Or equivalent educ/experience

  • Successful completion of a Central Service technician course preferred or Central Service work history.

  • Demonstrated prior experience working with an instrument tracking system.

  • Experience working in a union environment is an advantage.

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 1 (WA199) 601 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 321958