Manager - Central Sterile

Posted on Mar 9, 2019 by Legacy Health System

Portland, OR 97209
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Requisition ID: 19-7180
Job Location: Emanuel Medical Ctr campus
Department: Central Sterile
Position Status: Regular Full-Time
Avg Hrs/Wk: 40
FTE: 1.00
Pay Range: USD $37.61/Hr. - USD $56.79/Hr.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Union: Non-union
Work_Days: Mon-Fri, occasional weekends
Shift: Day


At Legacy, our mission is to make life better for our patients, our community and each other. As a Central Sterile Manager, you carry that mission with pride as you guide a team to provide a sterile, clean and safe environment for the best possible medical/surgical care. Your vision and leadership creates an ideal atmosphere in which team members thrive and patients can be sure they are receiving the highest quality of care.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in North Portland plays a vital role as a local and regional leader in serious clinical illness or injury. With around-the-clock expertise for critical health issues, including experts in trauma, heart care, burns, significant wounds, stroke, brain surgery and more, Legacy Emanuel is central to the health of our community and critical to the care of the Northwest.


Under general direction, responsible for the administration of Central Sterile, including the quality of decontamination, cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments, re-processable equipment and supplies in the hospitals; and functional coordination of Central Sterile with other departments and outside resources.



Bachelor's Degree or equivalent related experience.


Minimum three to five years surgery or central sterile experience required, including two or more years progressively more responsible experience relating to a management role.

Emanuel Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and serves the needs of both adult hospital population as well as Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel.

  • Accountability for approximately 50 FTE including three Central Sterile Supervisors.
  • Currently there are 19 ORs/procedure suites, performing an average of 50 cases/day for both Adult and Pediatric specialties including, cardiovascular, thoracic, neurosurgery, urology, orthopedic, ENT, Burns, OMFS, Plastics, Gynaecology and robotics.
  • In July 2018, construction commenced on the new Emanuel West tower which includes brand new operating rooms, PACU, Central Sterile and other support areas. This position will be a key participant in the design development of the new central sterile department.
  • The Central Sterile manager will report directly to the Operating Room Manager.


Extensive knowledge of the principles/applications of sterilization of surgical instruments and case cart systems. Knowledge of the principles/practices and application of federal and state laws that govern the Central Sterile department. Ability to plan, organize, direct, control and assign work for self and others. Skill in coordinating and problem solving. Ability to exercise complex analytical judgment. Ability to give and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to effectively record and reflect observations. Ability to coordinate management and work area activities. Ability to react and perform under urgent and emergency situations.


Demonstrates the ability to act consistently with Legacy's Values in Action, exemplifies our core organizational values, and exhibits the leadership competencies outlined in Leading at Legacy.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled

Reference: 665610036

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