Sterile Processing Tech II - #604272

Kaiser Permanente

Date: 11/25/2021 22:30 PM

City: Irvine, California

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Decontaminates, cleans, packages, sterilizes, stores and distributes medical / surgical, equipment and supplies in accordance with CDC, OSHA, EPA, AAMI, Title 22, APIC, SGNA, JC guidelines as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for filling orders from requesting departments.
  • Make equipment rounds and return soiled equipment to SPD; clean equipment per manufacturer's recommendations and validate functionality prior to storage; validate PM status on equipment issued from and returned to SPD per department policy.
  • Answer phones.
  • Inventory and restock supplies, and specialty carts i.e. isolation, latex, crash carts, etc. per department policy.
  • Order specialty beds and other patient equipment per medical center practice.
  • Disassembles, cleans or decontaminates surgical instruments per manufacturer's recommendations including ultrasonic cleaning.
  • Assembles, inspects, tests, wraps and dates all OR sets including specialty sets per department protocol according manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Operate all equipment in Sterile Processing Department including, but not limited to, steam sterilizers, plasma sterilizers, automated endoscope reprocessors, biological incubators, heat sealers, instrument and cart washers.
  • Use of instrument and equipment tracking system in all areas of Sterile Processing Department including documentation of tests and sterilizer records.
  • Examines and maintains integrity of sterile packages.
  • Prepare OR case carts according to preference cards on all surgical procedures.
  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned within the scope of training and service.

Pay Grade: 22

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years of experience as a Sterile Processing Technician working in Sterile Processing Department in an acute hospital OR as a Surgical Technician with two (2) years of recent experience working in a Sterile Processing Department in an acute hospital.


  • HS Diploma / GED.

  • Completion of an accredited Sterile Processing Program including 400 clinical hours or a Surgical Technician program.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Sterile Processing or Surgical Technician National Certification required.

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of instrument processing techniques, including but not limited to decontamination, assembly, and sterilization.

  • Knowledge of Sterile Processing Department Policies and Procedures; be able to articulate on soaps and detergents, methods of packaging, types of sterilization methods and parameters, infection control practices, high-level disinfection practices, and safe

practices in Sterile Processing Department.

  • Knowledge of medical, nursing, and surgical supplies and equipment.

  • Ability to distinguish colors and hear audible alarms required.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a stressful environment.

  • Basic computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sterile Processing Certification required


  • Weekends included

PrimaryLocation :

HoursPerWeek : 24

Shift :

Workdays : Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat,

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Job Type : Standard

Employee Status : Regular

Employee Group/Union Affiliation : B01|SEIU|Local 399

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Job Category : Clinical Support,Surgical Technician

Department :

Travel : No

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