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Sterile Processing Technician Lead, 1.0 FTE, Days



Bellingham, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician Lead for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $22.55 – $39.71. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

Schedule for this role is M-Fr 0700-1530


Responsible for coordinating the day-to-day functions for assigned area. Assists with ensuring that departmental goals are achieved, timelines met, and service excellence provided in all aspects of work. Subject matter expert. Responsible to practice in a professional manner and enforcing the standards of quality assurance, infection control, DNV and other regulatory agencies.


  1. Assigns work; plans and manages priorities, provides technical assistance, oversees staff schedules, monitors quality of work, monitors team projects, mentors staff, provides constructive feedback, oversees staff training, ensures quality improvement, provides leadership feedback on staff performance, and assists with goal setting for the team.
  2. Responsible for the coordination, assembly and distribution of supplies, equipment and instruments for surgical cases.
  3. Provides in-services for new instrumentation.
  4. Assists and participates in process improvement initiatives, responsible for documenting, monitoring and maintaining accurate records demonstrating high level disinfection and sterilization in accordance with current professional and regulatory agencies.
  5. 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 workflow, providing superior customer service.
  6. Re-stocking inventory.
  7. Cleaning, decontaminating, disassembling and sterilizing instruments and supplies.
  8. Operate a variety of sterilization equipment.
  9. Clean and maintain department equipment.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Minimum of one year experience in a Sterile Processing setting required, with experience in all surgical specialties. Completion of a National Central Service Technician course preferred.
  • Experience with Neuro, Ortho, and General Surgical instrumentation.


  • Certification from IAHCSMM, as a Certified Registered Central Service Tech (CRCST), or certification from CBSPD as a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Tech (CSPDT) or other nationally recognized certifying body 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.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

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.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.