Sterile Processing Tech - Sterile Processing - PRN (D/E)

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
Des Moines

Job Description

This position is responsible for inspecting, assembling and wrapping procedure trays, instrument trays, linens, and surgical supplies for sterilization. Also responsible for sterilization processes. Maintains appropriate supply levels to meet patient care requirements.


Knowledge of all surgical instruments.

Inspects instruments for cleanliness and proper function and prepares them for sterilization using procedure cards.

Assembles and prepares procedure trays, instruments trays, linens and surgical supplies for sterilization according to Quality Assurance procedures.

Proper labeling of instruments by set name and identifying who they belong to, including any missing items.

Operates steam and low temperature sterilizers according to standard practice.

Prioritizes instrument sets needing to be sterilized.

Works with consignment sets and sales representatives to ensure availability of necessary instruments.

Correctly identifies where specific instruments are kept.

Ability to issue supplies to requesting areas via computer.

Maintains records of instrument sets for productivity and quality assurance.

Maintains inventory of sterile supplies.

Answers telephone; fills special request orders.

Fills surgery case list orders with proper instrumentation.

Maintains organized work area and performs departmental cleaning as required.

Maintains record keeping of sterilization/decontamination process. Accurately and legibly fills out all mandated sterilization documents according to procedures.


High school diploma or GED required.

Ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak English.

Basic Life Support certified within six (6) weeks of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

Computer knowledge preferred.

Knowledge of surgical instruments and sterilization process preferred.

Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0219925
Schedule: Part-time
Market: Mercy Medical Center

Employment Type