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Title:  Sterile Processing Tech II-PRN-North Job

Date:  May 18, 2023
Facility:  North (0203)


Performs daily activities for cleaning, decontamination, packaging, sterilizing and storing of surgical instruments and supplies.  May serve as a resource person for the non-certified SPD techs. Maintains inventory levels and ensures proper care and operation of equipment. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience





Must demonstrate education/training through one of the following pathways.

High School graduate

Minimum one year experience in sterile processing and/or surgical tech field

Certification as a SPD Technician (CBSPD) by a nationally recognized certifying board is required. CRCST certification (IAHCSMM) will also be considered as an alternative. Current certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Completion of a formal training program from an accredited school in surgical technology or sterile processing

No prior experience

Must achieve SPD certification (CBSPD) within 24 months after date of hire. CRCST certification (IAHCSMM) will also be considered as an alternative.













  • Sound working knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures related to the sterile processing.
  • Understands the principles and procedures related to infection control and aseptic technique.
  • Demonstrates competency required to operate sterile processing related equipment and supplies and perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and exercise initiative and independent judgment once technical training has been completed.
  • Exhibit manual dexterity and speed in performing assembly line tasks.
  • Ability to communicate promptly, clearly and accurately in both written and oral form.
  • Ability to organize tasks and maintain control of work flow.
  • Work requires the ability to read and understand complex instructions and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • May be required to float to other locations as needed.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs activities for the decontamination, assembly, packaging, processing, and sterilization of surgical instruments according to standards.
  • Stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains and ensures adherence to the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques in accordance with regulatory guidelines and infection control procedures.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

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