Skip to main content

Sterile Processing Department Instrument Tech II

Primary Location San Diego, California Facility San Diego Medical Center Job Number 1173804 Date posted 04/07/2023
Submit Interest

Navigating the Hiring Process

We're here to support you!

Having trouble with your account or have questions on the hiring process?

Please visit the FAQ page on our website for assistance.

Need help with your computer and browser settings?

Please visit the Technical Information page for assistance or reach out to the web manager at

Do you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment that enables you to fully participate in completing the following:

  • Online Submissions
  • Pre-Hire Assessments
  • Interview Process

Please submit your accommodation request and an HR Representative will contact you.


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 Functions:
- 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 organization's 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 equivalent.

License, Certification, Registration

• Certified Registered Central Service Tech Certification (CRCST) at time of hire or a minimum one (1) year of recent SPD Tech

experience within the last three (3) years AND CRCST must be obtained within ninety (90) days of hire or successful completion of an

SPD Training Program and attainment of the CRCST Certification within ninety (90) days 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

• N/A.



  • Must be available 4 days a week minimum.

  • This position also will be responsible for High Level Disinfection of Flexible Endoscope and TEE Probes. 

Primary Location: California,San Diego,San Diego Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 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: B09|OPEIU|Local 30 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: San Diego Medical Center - MaterialMgmt-CentralProcessing - 0801 Pay Range: $27.35 - $30.82 / hour 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