Sterile Processing Tech

SCL Health

Job Description:

The position is responsible for assembling, cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and/or storing
procedure trays, surgical trays and equipment. Also assembles, distributes and/or delivers
disposable and durable medical equipment, case carts and supplies to fill the needs of the
Operating Room, Nursing Units, Ancillary Departments and SCL Clinics.

Shift Details: 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Operates and monitors sterilization equipment.
2. Disassembles carts and follows Universal Precautions for decontamination.
3. Sterilizes, disinfects durable medical equipment and instruments, packages clean supplies and instruments, maintains records for all instruments and transports sterilized items to the floor.
4. Assembles sterilized instruments and rechecks all instruments for cleanliness and/or impairment. Properly checks power equipment.
5. Takes measures to allow for easy instrument tracking including following labeling processes, use of engraver, reporting and documenting all missing instruments and implants replaced in trays.
6. Communicates the equipment and instrument inventory status with the Central Processing staff and Surgery Charge Nurse including order status, back orders and/or changes.
7. Responds to emergency situations by insuring all emergency, trauma and add-on cases are supplied properly and delivered to the Operating Room in a timely manner.
8. Utilizes applications and technology to accurately facilitate record keeping in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
9. Provides on the job training on the job training (OJT) to newly hired associates in the department.
10. Promotes mission, vision, and values of SCL Health, and abides by service behavior standards.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.
12. May be required to work overtime based on business need.
13. May be required to float to other departments (within scope of competency and qualifications) based on business need.
14. May be required to be placed on-call during a regularly scheduled shift.


Required: High School diploma or equivalent.


CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, LICENSE (indicates primary source verification requirement)

Required: None




Preferred: Previous experience in hospital or clinic operating room.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regular attendance to perform work on site during regularly scheduled business hours or scheduled shifts is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team.
  • Experience and understanding in the use of computers, as well as the ability to learn software relevant to Sterile Processing.
  • Ability to successfully function in a fast-paced, service oriented environment.
  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends

Physical Requirements:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sterile Processing Technician Physical Job Demand Inventory : No Direct Patient Care Medium Patient Transfers Activity Frequency and Duration Equipment Examples Manual Lifting Frequency and Duration Equipment Examples 1-50 pounds from knee to waist As needed, up to 5-10 x per day, typical 1-200 feet Medical equipment and supplies. 1-25 pounds from knee to shoulder height As needed, up to 20 x per day, typically 1-200 feet Medical equipment and monitors, medical supply kits, linen, bags and supplies 1-10 pounds from knee to overhead height Up to 10 x per hour Medical equipment, soiled linens, and supplies Assistance Provided: all with assistance if >50# knee to waist, >15# knee to shoulder and >5# overhead. Push/Pull Frequency and Duration Equipment Examples Requires minimal to maximal force on level, un-level, smooth and carpeted surfaces As needed, up to 1-10 per day Equipment, portable monitors, oxygen tanks and various medical carts and devices Carrying 1- 35 pounds Approximately 5 – 200 feet, 6 – 20 times per day Boxes, Linen bags, supply carts, ancillary medical equipment and supplies Activity Analysis Frequency and Duration Standing: Up to 8 – 10 hours per day. Walking: Up to 8 – 10 hours per day. Sitting: Up to 8 – 10 hours per day. Stooping: reaching/bending Up to 1 minute at one time and 1 hour per day. Squatting: Up to 1 minute at one time and 1 hour per day. Kneeling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 1 hour per day. Climbing: Up to 1 minutes at one time and 3 minutes per day. Other Job Requirements: Fine Motor: For computer use, equipment use to complete procedures and tasks. Gross hand grasp and coupling: High level required for manual tasks as noted above. Cognition: Ability to think, reason, perceives, understands, retains memory, and has awareness. Balancing: Bodily equilibrium to deliver patient healthcare. Inside work: Almost all inside work Outside work: Rare Walking surface: Tile/carpet, cement/asphalt: mix of surfaces throughout shift. Visual acuity: 20/40 far vision and near vision in at least one eye as well as functional peripheral vision and depth perception. Talking: Must utilize clear conversational speech for effective verbal communication with patients and staff. Hearing: High level acuity to both communicate with patients and staff; and respond to alarms. Running: Rare, such as: rapid response team, code blue, etc

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Intermountain Health St Vincent Regional Hospital

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$16.24 – $24.88

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