AHMC Healthcare

Sterile Processing Technician

Posted Date 11 months ago(10/28/2022 11:46 AM)
Requisition ID
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
# of Openings
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for preparing and assembling medical and surgical supplies, instrumentation, and equipment, maintaining the sterile processing areas, and receiving and distributing surgical supplies and equipment.


             This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of San Gabriel Valley Medical Center. It is expected that the employee will demonstrate behavior consistent with the                 Core Values. The employee shall support San                       Gabriel Valley Medical Center’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Follow established protocols for cleaning, decontaminating, preparing and packaging, disinfecting or sterilizing, and storing medical and surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Distribute medical and surgical supplies from sterile processing areas to other areas within the facility or health care organization as needed.
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Follow safety procedures and manufacturer’s instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies and equipment.
  • Operate equipment used in the sterile processing areas safely and according to the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  • Monitor, interpret, and document results of physical, chemical and biological indicators for all types of sterilizers used in the sterile processing areas.
  • Prepare and distribute surgical case carts according to physician’s preference lists and anticipated needs of the perioperative team.
  • Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting sterile processing services.
  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
  • Exhibit professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Assist with improving the quality of sterile processing services.
  • Assist with identifying pertinent evidence to establish benchmarks as directed.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information


Qualifications Required:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Graduate from a Central Sterile Program or Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program


  • One year of sterile processing experience or 400 hour externship completion.
  • Computer skills (e.g., Microsoft® PowerPoint, Word, Excel)



  • Certification from Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD) or Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) certification or obtain it within 3 months of hire.



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