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Certified Sterile Processing Technician - Sterile Processing - Full Time - Days

Company: ProMedica
Location: Toledo
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

ProMedica Toledo Hospital is one of the largest acute-care facilities in the region. Our 794-bed hospital is staffed by more than 4,800 professional healthcare employees who serve a 27-county area throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. We also have the area's largest board-certified medical staff, which is made up of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment are a must In addition, for 15 consecutive years, residents of Greater Toledo have named us the Consumer Choice Award winner in our market. In fact, we're the only hospital in northwest Ohio to receive this honor.


Performs all aspects of sterile processing functions to support the needs of the hospital.


  • Decontaminates, inspects, and maintains reusable instruments to prepare items for high temperature washing, pasteurization, and/or sterilization.
  • Participates in cost containment initiates by monitoring trash and linen for instruments as well as identifying instrument in need of repair.
  • Prepares designated reusable supplies, instruments, etc., in the proper quantity and layout to meet the requirements of physician and medical/surgical needs with minimal errors.
  • Wraps designated supplies according to technical specifications to ensure sterility during handling and/or through its shelf life.
  • Ensures processed items meet technical standards and sterilization through the use of control procedures in the sterilization process. Performs biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards.
  • Operates washers, sterilizers, low temperature sterilizer, cart washer, sonic, and pasteurizer following the manufacturers' operational procedures.
  • Responds to patient care requests for delivery of processed supplies and instruments.
  • Acts as a core preceptor in orientation of processing technicians. Utilized as a resource for basic sterilization/processing problems.
  • Cleans and tests patient care equipment between each patient use. Completes Bio-Medical service request forms for any malfunctioning equipment.
  • Documents productivity by recording functions completed on daily work sheets.
  • Inspects linens for tears, stains, etc. Sends damaged for repair or disposal according to departmental procedures.
  • Processes linen, such as, sorting, folding, counting, stacking, packing, according to departmental policy.
  • Label instruments clearly and correctly following departmental policy and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as directed.

    Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

    Skills: Requires proficiency in technical procedures and to familiarity with a broad range of surgical instruments. Must be able to understand directions and be able to communicate and respond to inquiries. Must have excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to input and retrieve information from a computer. Must be able to differentiate colors, and operate sterilizer, washer-sterilizer, pasteurizer, computer, etc.

    Certification: Certification as a Central Service Technician


    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to move about hospital and between workstations.

    Must be able to tolerate exposure to dust, cleaning chemicals, heat, and fumes.

    Must be able to frequently move, lift and/or carry light to very heavy weight materials and equipment.

Keywords: ProMedica, Toledo , Certified Sterile Processing Technician - Sterile Processing - Full Time - Days, Professions , Toledo, Ohio

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