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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Sterile Processing Technician in Mission Viejo, California

We are looking for a Sterile Processing Technician with Sterilization - MV

at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, California

Work Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Evening

Job Summary:

Under general supervision processes surgical instrumentation and supplies throughout the sterilization process using the appropriate personal protective equipment according to procedure. Maintains instruments in a clean, working condition, and stores according to instrument directory. Performs and interprets data from daily sterilizer biological monitoring, instrument sterilization and all associated documentation. Assist in training and orientation of new staff. Is proficient in required competencies. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core vales and the Hospital’s mission statement.


  • Advanced knowledge of asepsis and universal precautions principles and practice

  • Advanced knowledge of proper techniques of decontamination, preparation/packaging, sterilization, storage, and dispensing of surgical instrumentation

  • Knowledge and practice of environmental safety and body mechanics

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with various departments and personnel

  • Ability to obtain and exchange information in order to promote effective sterile processing

  • Ability to prioritize/organize workload in high volume time periods and work quickly

  • Ability to work with others in a flexible, cooperative manner

  • Ability to lift and/or push/pull supplies and equipment of approximately 75 pounds

  • Ability to lift and/or assist with positioning pediatric and adult patients

  • Ability to stand for extended periods

  • Ability to read, writes, and understands English and comprehends medical terminology

  • Frequent walking and bending

  • Knowledge of proper concentration/potential hazards of chemicals used for cleaning

  • Ability to perform basic computer data entry and retrieve information regarding surgical equipment

  • Must be able to recognize surgical instruments and identify by name

  • Must be proficient

Position Requirements:


  • High school diploma or GED


  • Previous sterile processing experience

  • For High Level Disinfection: Previous endoscopy processing or high level disinfection processing experience

License / Certification:

  • IAHCSMM or CBSPD certification

  • For High Level Disinfection: Flexible Scope Reprocessing Certification

At Mission Hospital with locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, CA our core values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice translate into an environment where the welfare of our patients always comes before the bottom line.As non-profit acute care facilities, we serve all of south Orange County.Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is a Level II Trauma Center and is the area's designated regional trauma center. We have Centers of Excellence in heart, maternity, trauma, breast care, spine, vascular, stroke and brain injury.Mission Hospital Laguna Beach provides local coastal communities with 24-hour emergency department services, medical/surgical services, behavioral health programs including inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services and an outpatient eating disorder program.Mission Surgery Center performs approximately 4,500 annual surgeries and provides a safe and convenient outpatient setting. It is accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care.We are a member of the St. Joseph Health System, one of only 12 winners worldwide of the Gallup Organization's Great Workplace Award, which recognizes an "extraordinary ability to create an engaged workplace culture"; we've received two Beacon Awards for clinical excellence and in 2012 we received Magnet Designation which recognizes hospitals for top patient care, quality nursing and innovations in nursing and healthcare. We offer a collegial work environment with competitive salaries and benefits.Mission Hospital provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Mission Hospital complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as “on call/per diem” refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as “as needed basis” to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center

Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)