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Supervisor of Central Services Job

Job Number: RIH16680

Job Title: Supervisor of Central Services

Department: Central Supply - 1014496

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

  • Level of knowledge such as may be acquired through two years of college-level courses in health care administration or business administration.


  • Three years related experience preferably gained in similarly diverse and operationally complex health care environment.
  • Current Central Services Technician certification by an approved nationally recognized International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management (IAHCSMM) instructor.
  • Knowledge of computerized AP/MM systems and personal computers including word processing, database and spreadsheet design.
  • Organizational and leadership skills to effectively plan, direct and evaluate work of staff.
  • Supervisory and managerial abilities necessary to organize and direct the operations of a service department.
  • Analytical ability to develop and maintain records, investigate variances, evaluate and resolve problems.
  • Demonstrated communication and writing skills in order to effectively interact with all levels of Hospital personnel including vendors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Under the general supervision of the Manager of OR Supply Chain, plans, organizes and directs central services operations involving proper sterilization, preparation, inventory and distribution of supplies and equipment for Rhode Island Hospital.