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Sterile Processing Assistant

Job ID: 26705
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Assistant for a Full Time position at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.   This is a 1.00 FTE, Variable shift position working 8 hour shifts.  In this position you will be responsible for the cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of instruments and supplies.

Eligible for a comprehensive benefits package and hourly compensation starts at $18.39, more depending on experience and  shift differential.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Position Details: 

  1. Collects, disassembles, cleans and disinfects instrumentation used in procedures.
  2. Reassembles instruments and packages appropriately.
  3. Operates a variety of disinfecting equipment.
  4. Monitors and documents sterilization parameters.
  5. Cleans and maintains department equipment.
  6. Understands and applies the principles of asepsis in sterile processing work.
  7. Restocks work areas and delivers instrumentation to appropriate departments.
  8. Provides excellent customer service and participates in the performance improvement activities.
  9. Participates in staff education and department meetings.
  10. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred


  • Previous hospital or patient care experience is preferred.
  • Medical terminology is preferred.


  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others is required.
  • Basic computer skill is required.
  • Well organized, detailed oriented and self-motivated is required.
  • Ability to utilize computers for email, training records and completing on-line education.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with the person served regardless of their age.


  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin and lung irritants, extreme cold or heat, sharp instruments or dangerous equipment; reasonable anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).
  • Ability to push and pull carts that weigh up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift.
  • Requires high level of dexterity.
  • 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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