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Sterile Processing Tech

Company: Proliance Surgeons
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Proliance Surgeons is one of the largest surgical practices in the country, with over 450 providers including over 200 board-certified physicians providing treatment at more than 100 care centers in Washington State

At Proliance, our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire, develop and engage great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and encourage growth and development to make our organization a great place to work. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we've experienced, and how we think to create Exceptional Outcomes, Personally Delivered.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive benefit and pay package including health coverage, 401k with match and profit share, PTO and more! Check out our main career site for more details at

Be Part of Who We Are!

Position Summary

The Sterile Processing (SPD) Technician is responsible for the decontamination, disinfection and sterilization of surgical instruments and equipment.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of processes, procedures, quality assurance, chemicals and medical instruments sufficient to be able to decontaminate, assemble, wrap, and sterilize equipment, supplies, and instruments.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment function sufficient to be able to determine operational adequacy and to distinguish between operator error and equipment malfunction.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable sanitary, infection control and safety standards sufficient to be able to perform all assignments within the safety parameters.
  • Independently follows all cleaning checklists thoroughly and appropriately.
  • Initiates cleaning and restocking of all work areas and supplies as necessary.
  • Floats readily between all areas of decontamination and sterile processing.
  • Maintains communication with operating room staff.
  • Applies principles of aseptic technique, standard and transmission precautions.
  • Assists in the procurement and maintenance of department inventory.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Maintains knowledge of all applicable regulatory standards, including but not limited to AAMI and ANSI standards.
  • Collaborates with other disciplines to maximize patient outcomes and ensure a smooth flow of the surgical experience.
  • Accountable for reporting occurrences through the center's established reporting process related to employee, equipment and/or patient/visitor events.
  • Fosters the developmental and educational process of self, colleagues, orientees and students (includes functioning as a preceptor).
  • Participates in acceptable continuing education and skill development including meeting departmental continuing education requirements.
  • Assists in managing controllable costs by the proper, non-wasteful use of resources.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • High School diploma/GED or equivalent.
    • Sterile Processing Tech certification preferred.
    • Instrument processing/Sterile processing experience preferred.
    • Problem solving skills
    • Skill in using a computer
    • Knowledge of applicable specialties
    • Ability to remove oneself personally from given situations, remaining objective
    • Ability to exhibit cooperation, flexibility, and provide assistance when interfacing with patients, physician and staff
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Skill in organizing and reporting information that is accurate and complete
    • Understanding of the need for and evidence of consistent respect for confidentiality/HIPAA
    • Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all staff
    • Ability to prepare records in accordance with detailed instructions
    • Ability to communicate clearly
    • Consistency and timeliness in attendance

      Work Environment/Physical Demands

      The work environment/physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      Work may be performed in an office and clinical environment. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk or hear. The associate is required to sit for long periods of time, stand and walk, bend and stretch. Use of telephone and computer is required. Manual dexterity required for use of computer keyboard. Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 40 pounds. May requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours.

      This description is intended to encompass essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person. Other functions may be assigned, and leadership retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Keywords: Proliance Surgeons, Kirkland , Sterile Processing Tech, Other , Kirkland, Washington

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