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Sutter Health Sterile Processing Technician II (Certified) in Mountain View, California

Position Overview:

Job Summary

Following approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedures, collects, cleans, decontaminates, disinfects and/or sterilizes surgical instrumentation, flexible endoscopes, trays, packs, reusable medical devices and patient care equipment. Provides services for the SurgiCenter and Palo Alto Medical Foundation Clinics and Medical offices.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to hand washing requirements, workflow patterns, standard precautions, sterility assurance, biological monitoring, and dress code. Demonstrates competency in maintaining neat, safe, dust-free work environment.

  • Validates and maintains: event-related sterility assurance protocols, disinfection and/or sterilization load parameters and records, instrument travelers and set assembly checklists and equipment monitoring. Meets regulatory requirements for sterilization, high level disinfection, biological monitoring and employee competencies. Accurately documents and maintains daily records for all QA and sterilization functions according to regulatory agencies and Infection Control standards.

  • Wears protective equipment (PPE). Inspects, disassembles sorts, cleans, and processes reusable instrumentation and equipment. Selects appropriate cleaning brushes and cleaning agents and follows manufacturer recommendations for proper use. Selects and operates specialized cleaning equipment. Follows device manufactures cleaning guidelines. Maintains adequate level of cleaning supplies. Wears protective equipment (PPE). Attaches scope to leak tester and performs leak test. Reports any leaks to manager or supervisor. Follow scope manufacturers cleaning guidelines. Follows machine manufacturers’ guidelines for processing scopes in Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER). Performs or verifies: daily QA procedure and documentation on QA log; disinfectant temperature and levels; correct preparation and placing of scopes in AER; tests HLD to confirm potency; correct running of reprocessing cycle; completion of cycle; correct removal of scope from AER.



  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Current certification as a Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service and Material Management.

  • Two (2) years experience within the past 4 years in a Sterile Processing Department

  • Knowledge of sterilization monitoring, record keeping and quality assurance protocols

With at least one of the following also required :

  • Current certification as a Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS)

  • Current certification as a Certified Endoscope Preprocessor (CER)

  • Instrument Tracking System super user for a minimum of 6 months

  • Serve as daily operations In Charge person on a regular rotation for minimum of 6 months

  • Meets all qualifications for Sterile Processing Technician I

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Non-Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Applications Accepted: All Applications Accepted

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.