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Sterile Processing Technician

Primary Location Fontana, California Facility Fontana Medical Center Job Number 1218185 Date posted 06/13/2024
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Under immediate supervision, Decontaminates, cleans packages sterilizes, stores and distributes medical instruments, supplies in accordance with TITTLE 22 requirements and The Joint Commission standards. Fills request from user areas.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities and applicable state, federal and local laws.

  • Disassembles, and cleans or decontaminates medical instruments, supplies and equipment using approved disinfectants, detergent  soap, ultrasonic cleaning.

  • Assembles, inspects, tests, wraps and dates medical instruments, supplies and equipment using such guides as illustrated manuals or lists aseptically; notifies Supervisor of needed repairs.

  • Use of Steam, gas, and plasma sterilizers and reading of and transfer of Biological test Fills written, KPDS and telephone requisitions for all processed medical supplies and equipment; issues according to priority of need; delivers equipment and supplies as needed.

  • Updates equipment inventory by logging in and out equipment.

  • Cleans, and disinfects Biomedical and floor equipment Obtains required patient information when issuing equipment.

  • Exchanges, builds, assembles Crash Carts for Hospital Units and Medical Group Clinics.

  • Biological testing on Sterrads; make own test ampules; observe sterile technique; maintain sterile field.

  • Picks up contaminated supplies and equipment; according to aseptic standards and returns to Sterile Processing.

  • Establishes and maintains courteous cooperative relations with public, patients, and other personal.

  • Examines sterilization date on medical instruments, supplies and equipment and replaces items no longer sterile.

  • Pulls OR Schedules, reviews, analyzes and determines preference sheets to be utilized for cases.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal/external customers by demonstrating skills which are consistent with the organization's philosophy of providing extraordinary customer relations and quality service.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Assume other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A


  • N/A

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Surgical instrumentation, Basic Microbiology, Basic Anatomy and Physiology.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and move in excess of 200 pounds.

  • Ability to tolerate prolonged standing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Central Service Certification & Medical Terminology preferred.



  • Variable days. 

Primary Location: California,Fontana,Fontana Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 12:01 AM Working Hours End: 11:59 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B05|USW|Local 7600 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Fontana Medical Center - New - MaterialMgmt-CentralProcessing - 0801 Pay Range: $24.33 - $26.84 / hour Sign on bonus: $1000.00 The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest