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Sterile Processing Technician, CRCST | Evenings, Full Time in Indianapolis, IN at OrthoIndy

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

Facility: OrthoIndy Hospital Main Indianapolis, IN 
Department: OIH Surgical Services
Shift Details: Full Time, Evenings 3-11:30p

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General Statement of Duties: 

The Sterile Processing Technician performs and participates in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment. The Technician performs other duties as assigned or required. 

Essential Duties: 

  1. Assembles all instrument procedure trays, packs, and kits according to the prescribed manner using content lists as a guide. Wraps packages and handles all items following procedures. Marks items with identifying data and distributes or stores in designated area. Notifies supervisor when unable to replace parts in sets or when equipment is deficient in the work area. Performs tray assemblage, proper packing and preparation of all applicable supplies from sterilization. Monitors sterility dates on supplies.
  2. Cleans contaminated instruments, using manufacturer IFUs and department procedures, by use of manual cleaning process, hand-washing, ultrasonic, and automatic washer.
  3. Sterilizes instruments, equipment, utensils, linen, and supplies using various types of autoclaves. Loads autoclaves in the prescribed manner and sets controls to specified time and temperature according to material and requirements of items being sterilized. Completes appropriate documentation records prior to sterilization. Reads and initials autoclave paper to verify appropriate sterilization cycle and provides required records for inspection. Processes all items appropriately using Sterrad or steam sterilization.
  4. Reassembles equipment after cleaning and operates to test for proper functioning. Replaces lost or damaged parts such as tubes, containers, and connectors from stock on hand. Completes required forms and transfers inoperable equipment to the appropriate holding area for repair.
  5. Ensures proper operation of autoclave unit prior to use on a daily basis. Inspects steam autoclaves for visible signs of malfunction and reports to manager. Properly loads and operates all sterilizers, Sterrad and steam, using biological and chemical control tests as required by the department. Runs biological and chemical tests and records results in appropriate log.
  6. Prioritizes work load based on surgery schedule. Communicates with the operating room using good interpersonal skills.
  7. Maintains assigned work areas and equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain required standards for handling sterilized and clean materials and to maintain a safe work environment.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required with 1-2 years of experience; or a solid 3-4 years of SPD experience with requirement to obtain the CRCST or CBSPD certification within 2 years of employment
  • Certified Instrument Specialist certification preferred
  • BLS certification required; must obtained within 30-days from start date

OrthoIndy is an Equal Opportunity Employer