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Class Code: 313I
Category: Health Care


Supervises staff of a hospital central services unit.

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interviews and recommends selection of applicants, conduct training, assigns and schedules work, acts upon leave requests, conducts annual performance evaluations, and recommends disciplinary action.  Maintains quality assurance records and billing records.  Coordinates maintenance records for sterilization and client equipment.

Typical Work

Establishes methods and work performance standards; 

Implements policies and procedures; ensures compliance for outside review; 

Ensures clean techniques are utilized by staff; 

Prepares productivity reports of the unit; oversees preventive maintenance program for equipment; 

Recommends changes in budget such as staffing needs and supply requisition; 

Performs microbiological tests for sterility check on all sterilizing equipment, including operation of water distillery for irrigating solutions; 

Supervises personnel engaged in decontaminating, assembling, packaging and sterilizing linens, dressings, treatment trays, emergency drug trays, and related items; 

Reviews inventory status reports; adjusts reorder levels as necessary; submits requisitions for supplies; 

Maintains Quality Assurance records and billing records;

Conducts in-service training programs; 

May batch charge documents and send to billing; 

May perform the duties of a Hospital Central Services - Lead; 

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  methods and practices for sterilization and storage of supplies, equipment and other material; aseptic and antiseptic techniques; stock control and requisitioning. 

Ability to:  perform meticulous and accurate work; maintain sterile environment; learn prescribed methods for establishing sterile conditions; build and maintain professional relationships with subordinates, customers, and management of the hospital or institution; communicate orally and in writing clearly.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized Central Supply Technician course AND three years of technical experience involving sterilization of surgical trays, medical supplies, equipment and instruments in a hospital or institution central medical supply unit 


High school graduation or equivalent AND four years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment  


Equivalent education/experience. 

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 6047 Hospital Central Services Supervisor, 77030 Central Supply Supervisor 2; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.