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Providence Health & Services Sterile Processing Technician I in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician I (Sterile Processing, Nights, 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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In this position you will:

  • Technical:

  • Transport soiled and clean instruments and equipment.

  • Perform cleaning, decontamination and disinfection of surgical instruments and reusable medical devices according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Knowledgeable about surgical instruments; independently and accurately inspects instruments and equipment to ensure they are safe for patient use. Performs functional testing for specialty instrumentation. Takes appropriate action if instruments are not safe.

  • Prepare and package instruments for sterilization according to manufacturer’s instructions. Performs sterility assurance testing and takes appropriate action in the event of a sterility assurance failure.

  • Prepare and package instruments and instrument sets for sterilization. Sterilizes instruments and instrument sets according to manufacturers guidelines.

  • Knowledgeable about cleaning and sterilization equipment. Performs daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning and quality assurance testing. Takes appropriate action if any quality test fails. Able to perform troubleshooting and simple maintenance of equipment.

  • Prepare surgical case carts.

  • Able to retrieve, understand and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Perform environmental cleaning duties within the Sterile Processing Department.

  • Documentation:

  • Responsible for accurate documentation of all sterile processing activities in accordance with regulations and professional standards.

  • Operate electronic instrument tracking system and other related computer systems.

  • Communication/Teamwork:

  • Assure patient safety by communicating in a positive and professional manner. Builds collaborative relationships with coworkers, customers, and members of the multi-disciplinary team.

  • Quality:

  • Participate in department quality improvement initiatives, including peer review tray accuracy audits.

  • Independently engages in professional development activities.

  • Safety:

  • Identify real or potential safety risks. Takes immediate action to safeguard patients and coworkers in the event of quality or safety concerns.

  • Complete initial and annual Competency Plan for assigned job and department.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Certification through IAHCSMM (as a CRCST) within 12 months of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Experience in sterile processing or Operating Room.

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 295305