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Sterile Processing Technicians

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$21.18 USD(This represents the rate for an individual with significant experience in this job)

Sterile Processing

Current Bay Area Hospital Employee: If you are a current Bay Area Hospital employee, please apply through the Workday internal career site.

The future looks bright at Bay Area Hospital, and we are always searching for quality people to join our team. We offer a great atmosphere, competitive pay, a wide array of benefits, and many growth opportunities for our employees.

Job Description:
Central Services Tech I

Ensures the instruments, carts and trays are stocked, sterilized, sanitized and documented for use in the operating room and other departments.

  • Ability to read, write legibly, and converse in the English language
  • Exhibits critical thinking and problem-solving skills in all aspects of job performance
  • Flexible, able to prioritize and adapt to rapidly changing patient and unit needs
  • Demonstrates effective teaching skills
  • Proficient in use of basic computer functions, including internet and word processing
  • Proficiently operates sterilizers, heat sealers, washer/decontaminator, ultrasonic cleaner, computer, copier, Lakeside carts
  • Maintains regular, consistent and punctual attendance at the assigned job location
  • Ability to cover weekend call shifts as the third call crew team member
  • Ability to identify, disassemble, decontaminate, reassemble and sort all instrumentation and instrument trays used in the operating room
  • Ability to maintain composure and work under stress as a team member
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures and instrumentation needed on specific cases
  • Ability to follow surgery schedule to assure scopes, instruments, and supplies are available as needed
  • Understands care and handling of scopes and special procedure instruments
  • Knowledge of proper use, handling and disposal of hazardous materials used in area and associated good safety practices
  • Understands storage and rotation of sterile supplies
  • Ability to use instrument washer, autoclaves, Steris, and ultrasonic cleaning machines appropriately
  • Familiar with computer documentation


Job codes 261 and 088:
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • High School or equivalent preferred

Job code 261:
  • CRCST certification required

Job code 088:
  • CRCST certification must be obtained within 18 months


Job code 261:
  • Minimum of two years in Central Services sterilizing experience and/or OR Instrument Technician

Job code 088:
  • Minimum of 6 months healthcare supply experience preferred


Union Affiliation: UFCW

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and job skills required.

  • Able to stand, climb, stoop, bend frequently; positions require considerable physical activity
  • May be required to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Requires ability to tolerate exposure to conditions which may include toxic chemicals, bio-hazardous materials, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, heights, high temperatures or confined spaces
  • Able to use proper body mechanics to lift supplies and equipment and push carts and dollies weighing up to 500 lbs.
  • Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and body fluids
  • Needs adequate color vision. Must wear protective clothing as required.
  • May be required to travel to various locations
  • Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone

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Bay Area Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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