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Sterile Processing Technician III

Job ID: 6409
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician III for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $20.76, more depending on experience.


Responsible to practice in a professional manner and enforcing the standards of quality assurance, infection control, DNV and other regulatory agencies.Performs routine maintenance and preparation of surgical instruments, supplies and equipment requiring cleaning, decontamination, inspection, assembly, package, testing, sterilization and/or high-level disinfection in a medical facility.


1.Assist in orientation and training of new caregivers, and ongoing mentorship of caregivers. Responsible for acting as a resource to caregivers in explaining how specific duties are performed in compliance with regulatory agencies, and why they are important to patient safety.

2.Assumes the lead role, in the absence of the Lead Sterile Processing Technician.

3.Provides in-services for new instrumentation.

4.Assists and participates in process improvement initiatives.

5.Responsible for documenting, monitoring and maintaining accurate records demonstrating high level disinfection and sterilization in accordance with current professional and regulatory agencies.

6.Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide sterile instrument sets, and equipment in an accurate and timely manner. Assists in maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.

7.Responsible for the coordination, assembly and distribution of supplies, equipment and instruments for surgical cases.

8.Re-stocking inventory.

9.Cleaning, decontaminating, disassembling and sterilizing instruments and supplies.

10.Operate a variety of sterilization equipment.

11.Clean and maintain department equipment.

12.Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Required unless otherwise designated)


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Three years experience in sterile processing required, with experience in all surgical specialties.
  • Completion of a National Central Service Technician course preferred.

  • Certification from IAHCSMM as a Certified Registered Central Service Tech (CRCST), or certification from CBSPD as a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Tech (CSPDT) required
  • Certification from IAHSCMM as a Certified Instrumentation Specialist (CIS) required.

  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications in English required.
  • Familiarity and experience in the following areas:
  • Understanding/knowledge of workflow principles and infection control.
  • Application of sterilization principles and operate steam sterilizers.
  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation including surgical specialties.
  • Knowledge of patient care equipment and its use.


  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time with ability to push and pull carts exceeding 100 lbs. unassisted at times.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants extreme cold or heat sharp instruments or, dangerous equipment; reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
  • Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift; ability to stoop and bend consistently without restrictions.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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