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Lead Sterile Processing Technician II

Primary Location Harbor City, California Worker Location Onsite Facility South Bay Medical Center Job Number 1239014 Date posted 12/13/2023
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Job Summary:

Decontaminates, cleans, packages, sterilizes, stores and distributes medical/surgical, equipment and supplies in accordance with CDC, OSHA, EPA, AAMI, Title 22, APIC, SGNA, JC guidelines as required. The Lead Sterile Proc Technician provides functional direction to  staff.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for filling orders from requesting departments.

  • Make equipment rounds and return soiled equipment to SPD; clean equipment per manufacturers recommendations and validate functionality prior to storage; validate PM status on equipment issued from and returned to SPD per department policy.

  • Answer phones.

  • Inventory and restock supplies, and specialty carts i.e. isolation, latex, crash carts, etc. per department policy.

  • Order specialty beds and other patient equipment per medical center practice.

  • Disassembles, cleans or decontaminates surgical instruments per manufacturers recommendations including ultrasonic cleaning.

  • Assembles, inspects, tests, wraps and dates all OR sets including specialty sets per department protocol according manufacturers recommendations.

  • Operate all equipment in Sterile Processing Department including, but not limited to, steam sterilizers, plasma sterilizers, automated endoscope reprocessors, biological incubators, heat sealers, instrument and cart washers.

  • Use of instrument and equipment tracking system in all areas of Sterile Processing Department including documentation of tests and sterilizer records.

  • Examines and maintains integrity of sterile packages.

  • Prepare OR case carts according to preference cards on all surgical procedures.

  • Promotes, ensures, and improves customer service to internal and external customers.

  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned within the scope of training and service.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Two (2) years experience as a Sterile Processing Technician working in Sterile Processing Department in an acute hospital OR as a Surgical Technician with two (2) years recent experience working in a Sterile Processing Department in an acute hospital.


  • HS Diploma/GED.

  • Completion of an accredited Sterile Processing Program including 400 clinical hours.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution - Technician Certification OR Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certificate OR Registered Central Service Technician Certificate

Additional Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of instrument processing techniques, including but not limited to decontamination, assembly, and sterilization.

  • Knowledge of Sterile Processing Department Policies and Procedures; be able to articulate on soaps and detergents, methods of packaging, types of sterilization methods and parameters, infection control practices, high-level disinfection practices, and safepractices in Sterile Processing Department.Knowledge of medical, nursing, and surgical supplies and equipment.

  • Ability to distinguish colors and hear audible alarms required.

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a stressful environment.

  • Basic computer skills.


  • Mon-Fri, Sat and Sunday only if needed.

Primary Location: California,Harbor City,South Bay Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Evening Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 03:00 PM Working Hours End: 11:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B01|SEIU|Local 399 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: South Bay Med Center - MaterialMgmt-CentralProcessing - 0801 Pay Range: $26.01 - $28.82 / hour Sign on bonus: $2000.00 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: Yes, 10 % of the Time On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. 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