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SPD Instrument Technician II

Primary Location San Diego, California Worker Location Onsite Facility Zion Medical Center Job Number 1271077 Date posted 04/11/2024
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Job Summary:

Under indirect supervision, provides a product that has been made safe and or sterile for patient care.  Decontaminates, disinfect, prepare, sterilize, store and distribute medical instruments, linen, equipment, medical supplies.  Pick and assemble case carts.  Disinfects, stores and distributes durable medical equipment.  Maintains responsibility for assigned area.  Operates washer/sterilizers, washers/decontaminators, Gas, Stasrred and Steam sterilizers. Performs Bowie Dick and biological testing and maintains accurate records.  Uses SPM, Case Cart, Mainframe, MMS and other related software programs daily.  Responds to telephone and computer requests per department policy. Maintaining  high standards of the medical center by adhering to local, regional, Infection Control and Regulatory agencies.  To coordinate with all service departments adequate supplies and equipment for day-to-day operations, while promoting safety by using good mechanics and Universal Precautions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Picks up contaminated supplies and equipment according to aseptic standards and returns:

  • Sterile Processing.

  • Disassembles, and cleans or decontaminates medical instruments, supplies and equipment.

  • Use approved disinfectants, detergents and ultrasound cleaning.

  • Assembles, inspects, tests, wraps and dates medical instruments, supplies and equipment.

  • Use such guides as illustrated in manuals or lists aseptically: notifies manager of needed repairs.

  • Properly loads and operates EtO, Steam Steris and Sterrad sterilizers.

  • Performs biological testing and maintains accurate biological and sterilization records.

  • Biological testing on Sterrads.

  • Make own test ampules while observing sterile technique.

  • Stages and provides delivery of processed items to user departments.

  • Manages (DME) inventory tracking using SPM.

  • Maintains inventory of items within the department using Event Related concepts.

  • Operating Room Case Schedule, reviews, analyzes and determines preference sheets to be utilized.

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

  • Performs inter-shift report.

  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.

  • Reports any equipment problems to supervisor.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:


·       N/A.


·       High school diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

License, Certification, Registration

·       Registered Central Service Technician Certificate within three (3) months of hire.


Additional Requirements:

·       Knowledge of surgical instruments for all Surgical Services.

·       Able to run HiVac sterilizer, ultrasound and washer sterilizer, disinfector, and gravity displacement autoclaves.

·       Legible writing, strong verbal skills and computer skills.

Primary Location: California,San Diego,Zion 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: B09|OPEIU|Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: ZION MEDICAL CENTER - MaterialMgmt-CentralProcessing - 0801 Pay Range: $28.99 - $32.67 / 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: No 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