Sterile Processing Technician

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

September 29, 2023


31008405 Central Processing


Permanent Evenings (United States of America)

Shift Length:

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:

SEIU-4-Abbott Northwestern Service Workers

Weekend Rotation:


Job Summary:

Requires availability to weekend assignments. Weekend assignments occur as little as once every 2 months to maximum of every other weekend and is determined by department need.

Key Position Details:

  • Weekend, holiday, and call requirements per department need.
  • Day, evening, night shift requirements per department need.
  • Benefit Eligible Position

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates skill in preparation of surgical instruments
    • Performs decontamination, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation per department policy and procedures.
    • Assures instruments are clean and free of foreign matter in preparation for
    • sterilization.
    • Assembles instrument sets and trays accurately.
    • Packages and labels items for correct sterilization method.
  • Performs work following safety standards and protocols
    • Follows infection control guidelines when working in decontamination.
    • Demonstrates appropriate use of washers/disinfectors, ultrasonic machine, high level disinfection and other department equipment.
    • Operates sterilizers safely, documenting loads according to standards.
    • Processes and interprets biological controls and tests per guidelines, documenting for each procedure.
    • Reports potentially unsafe situations and malfunctioning equipment to supervisor or Lead.
    • Conducts quality assurance checks on all required equipment per department guidelines.
  • Provides support for Case Carts, Sterile Core and other areas as assigned
    • Pulls cases for next day, add-on and emergency procedures accurately.
    • Completes the appropriate paperwork for compliant charging and billing of case.
    • Follows tasks assignment list when working in the sterile core.
    • Responds to urgent requests with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required principle competencies as listed on the job description

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in Sterile Processing or Vocational/Technical training/education in Instrument Specialist, Central Supply, or Surgical Technology


  • Must meet at least ONE of the requirements below:
    ◦ Certification from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) within 18 months of hire
    ◦ Certified Registered Central Service Tech (CRCST) Certification within 18 months of hire

Physical Demands
Medium Work:
Lifting weight Up to 50 lbs. occasionally, Up to 25 lbs. frequently