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Sterile Processing Tech

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

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.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • 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/or working towards.


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

·         Computer knowledge preferred.

·         Knowledge of surgical instruments and sterilization process preferred.


Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, Des Moines , Sterile Processing Tech, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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