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Sterile Processing Tech-MV

Location Moreno Valley, California Job Number 984313 Date posted 08/24/2021
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Under immediate supervision - cleans, decontaminates, packages, sterilizes, stores and distributes medical instruments, supplies in accordance with TITLE 22 requirements and The Joint Commission standards. Fills requests from user areas.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Upholds Kaiser Permanente's Policies and Procedures, Principles of Responsibility and applicable state, federal and local laws.
  • Disassembles, cleans and decontaminates medical instruments, supplies and equipment using approved disinfectants, detergent soap, ultrasonic cleaning
  • Assembles, inspects, test, wraps an dates medial instruments, supplies and equipment using such guides as illustrated manuals or lists aseptically
  • Notifies Supervisor of needed repairs
  • Use of sterilizers 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 with current program (SPM)
  • Cleans, disinfects patient equipment as needed
  • Biological testing on Sterilizers
  • Observes sterile technique
  • Cleans and maintains GI scopes according to manufacture IFU's (instructions for use) and hospital policy
  • Reviews OR preference cards to supply instruments
  • 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
  • Assumes other activities and responsibilities from time to time as directed

  • Basic Qualifications:


    • N/A


    • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

    License, Certification, Registration

    • N/A


    Additional Requirements:

    • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation, basic microbiology, basic anatomy and physiology

    • Ability to learn and apply comprehensive knowledge of surgical instruments to distinguish appropriate instruments and to distinguish sterile from non-sterile and soiled

    • Basic computer knowledge

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

    • Ability to tolerate standing

    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a stressful environment

    • Ability to distinguish and hear audible alarms


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • One (1) year recent experience as an SPD Tech or Surgical Tech

    • Completion of Accredited Sterile Processing Program including 400 clinical hours or a Surgical Tech Program

    • Certification from IAHCSMM or CBSPD preferred

    • Medical Terminology preferred


    • This is a temporary position for approximately three (3) months. 

    Primary Location: California,Moreno Valley,Moreno Valley Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun *Rotating Weekends Working Hours Start: 07:00 AM Working Hours End: 03:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Temporary Employee Group/Union Affiliation: B18|SEIU|United Healthworkers Job Level: Entry Level Department: Moreno Valley Hospital - MaterialMgmt-CentralProcessing - 0801 Travel: No 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.