ensures availability of cleaned, prepared, sterilized equipment and
supplies for surgical procedures; functions as a resource for
clinical knowledge; and performs other duties as assigned by the
sterile processing leadership. Receives, cleans, distributes, and
stores medical instruments and equipment. Supports direct patient
care in clinical and satellite operations as well as operative
Required - High school diploma or equivalent.
Preferred - 2 years of sterile processing
experience or graduation from accepted course in
sterile processing or surgical technology.
Preferred - Certification through one of the following:
Certified Registered Central Service Technician
(CRCST)International Association Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
Certified Sterile Processing Department Technican
(CSPDT), Certification Board for Sterile Processing and
Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER), CBSPD.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based
Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to
communicate pertinent information to patients or appropriate staff
in a timely manner.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Conflict resolution skills and ability to demonstrate good
judgement in performing duties.
Ability to adapt to change in a positive, constructive
Ability to work a flexible work schedule (e.g. 24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability) and travel throughout and between
Performs general and specialized instrument care duties.
Provides supplies as needed for surgical procedures.
Disassembles and cleans critical reusable medical equipment in
accordance with Manufacturer’s Instructions For Use (MIFU).
Inspects, packages, and reassembles surgical instruments and
trays according to established priority.
Practices High Level Disinfection, Pre-Vaccuum Sterilization,
Gravity Displacement Sterilization, and Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma
Sterilization techniques in accordance with MIFUs.
Practices record keeping and document control as defined in
Standard Operating Procedures, policies, and recommendations from
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Performs other related duties as required.
Other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are
not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to
20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100
pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of
those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.