Long Beach, CA, United States

Job Information

  • Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years

  • Salary: $70,000 to $90,000

  • City: Long Beach

  • State/Province: California

  • Country: United States

  • Zip/Postal Code: 90805

Job Description


The SPSA Educator will provide new employee orientation and ongoing training for SPSA staff on all three shifts and weekend shifts when necessary. Participates in the staff performance review process, including providing feedback to management regarding competency and completion of required educational programs. Ensures that all staff completes annual competency review and that all new employees complete a new employee orientation within 90 days of hire. Coordinates ongoing routine training sessions for staff. The Educator will follow management direction and ensure that all SPD policies and procedures are in compliance with CMS, TJC, DHS, AAMI, and CDC standards. Ensures that all policies and procedures and services provided ensure fiscal responsibility. Maintains employee education files for staff. Responsible for maintaining documentation for proof of certification. Conduct an annual educational needs assessment, incorporating staff competency needs and performance improvement objectives defined by management.


  • Must be a team player as measured by his/her peers.

  • Functions as a positive, creative and effective leader, actively participating in performance improvement activities and consulting in implementation of education programs.

  • Assures that their area of responsibility maintains a customer focus by serving as a role model with consistent focus on customer relations, providing feedback regarding positive and negative customer comments and participating in customer satisfaction initiatives.

  • Develops and administers annual Staff educational needs assessment and demonstrates integration of needs into annual training program.

  • Conducts SPD certification review courses for staff.

  • Ensures compliance with state and federal laws, accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains compliance with policies, procedures, and protocols.

  • Maintains accurate, timely and complete staff educational files, including competency assessments, ongoing in service education and personal training in response to quality defects and non-conforming products.

  • Develops specific training programs/modules in response to process improvement opportunities and requirements.

  • Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates both a new employee orientation and departmental orientation program for SPD staff. Serves as a mentor for all employees and models best practice according to AAMI standards.

  • Ensures health system educational requirements are included in the training programs. Collaborates with others to design in-services, competencies, and orientation programs to meet the needs of staff.

  • Educates and motivates staff through appropriate orientation, training, communication of expectations and industry standards. Establishes documents and maintains a system to ensure competency for all essential job functions by subordinate staff.

  • Oversees all aspects of technical staff training and on-going education.

  • Serves as SPSA expert for industry processing standards.

  • Stay up to date with current processing standards to ensure SPSA’s alignment of our work instructions.

  • Develop and update all educational training materials.

  • Ensure new employee technical orientation and on the job training.

  • Ensure safety is modeled and maintained at all workstations and throughout the facility.

  • Ensure compliance with all government or SPSA mandated programs including, but not limited to, directives identified in the FDA and in the Quality Systems Manual (QSM), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), employee training manual, HR Policy and Procedure manual, and OSHA compliance.

  • Work with Quality Assurance (QA) and Department Management to ensure all SPSA associate training files are complete and up to date.

  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.




Work is performed in a fast-paced indoor production area with little exposure to dust and high temperatures; moderate exposure to excessive noise; climate-controlled environment; and controlled access. Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materials and strong odorous chemicals or elements.



Minimum of 3 years of experience which includes extensive knowledge of recommended sterile processing practices as advised by AAMI standards.


College degree required or equivalent work experience may be substituted for educational background. Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) required.


  • Ability to work independently, manage time and work effectively under pressure.

  • Good computer skills with overall knowledge of MS Office applications.

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills to write business communications, make groups presentations, and effectively impart information at staff meetings.

  • Detail-oriented, good organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, with some additional seasonal or weekend work required.


Up to 50 %, as needed for training, conferences or additional SPSA facility support.


SPSA offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

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