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Supervisor Central Processing, Night Shift - Allegheny General Hospital

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - Allegheny General Hospital
  • Tech
  • Full time
  • Night (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 


Assists in daily departmental operations by providing team leadership to central services employees and ensures adequate preparation and functioning of the central service department. Reports directly to the central services manager. Must possess a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills. Adheres to regulatory standards, universal precautions, and follows JRMC policies.


  • In conjunction with the nurse manager, directs, coaches, orients, and evaluates performance of subordinates.
  • When necessary, administers the corrective action process based on departmental and corporate policies. 
  • Interacts with salespersons, manages orthopedic implant needs, and orders new instruments and equipment for surgery as directed by manager. 
  • Ensures adequate supplies and materials are maintained in inventory for use in Central Service from storeroom and/or special request forms.
  • Functions as a liaison between operating room and central service. 
  • Maintains principles of guest relations skills with peers and other departments. 
  • Coordinates case carts distribution between central service and the operating room.
  • In conjunction with manager, assesses staffing needs, and makes personnel assignments by developing and creating schedules.  
  • Independently participates in unit activities such as in-services, competencies, Performance Improvement activities, meeting attendance, and other committees.
  • Assists in payroll process calculation of time cards in Kronos system. 
  • Populates schedule in Kronos system.
  • Provides oversight and completes accurate case carts for OR cases as assigned. 
  • Verifies request forms to OR schedule and master slips. 
  • Examines, sorts, inspects, lubricates, and assembles instrument sets. 
  • Performs other essential duties like identifying equipment and implants, maintaining inventory, requesting case carts, and replenishing specialty carts. 
  • Ensures sterility of supplies through stock rotation and backdating procedures. 
  • Provides oversight and prepares linen, instruments, diagnostic trays, utensils, and various supplies to ensure sterility at time of use. 
  • Conducts loading and operation of sterilizer to ensure proper penetration of sterilization agent. 
  • Initiates and maintains proper documentation in relation to expiration dates, sterilizer, and load numbers on items being sterilized, includes sterilization records of all types.



  • High school diploma/GED and must be a graduate of an approved central service tech or surgical tech program    
  • 3 years in Surgical Tech or Central Service
  • Surgical Tech or Central Service certificate 


  • IAHCSMM certification

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

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