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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 Department at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center.

Location: Mission Viejo, CA

Schedule: Full-time 80 Biweekly Hour

Shift: 8 Hour Day Shift

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the High-level disinfection supervisor, the technician processes all fiber-optic endoscopes, video endoscopes, Endocavity probes, TEE probes, and all other equipment requiring high-level disinfection utilized by the operating room and ancillary departments The High-Level disinfection technician II performs at a more advanced level acting as a preceptor to others. Performs daily High-Level disinfection, biological monitoring, and all associated documentation. Is proficient in required competencies. Consistently demonstrates behaviors that model the SJHS core values and the Hospital’s mission statement.


  • Knowledge of JCAHO, DHS, AAMI, AORN standard rules and guidelines related to decontamination, processing, high-level disinfection of instruments/equipment

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills

  • Computer literate

  • Knowledge of JCAHO, DHS, AAMI, AORN standard rules and guidelines related to decontamination, processing, high-level disinfection of instruments/equipment

  • Advanced knowledge of asepsis and standard 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 read, write, and understand English and comprehend medical terminology.

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

  • Ability to perform basic computer data entry and retrieve information.

  • Must be proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific competency inventory.

Position Requirements:

Education: High School Diploma or GED, Graduation from academic or military program in Surgical Technology/Sterile Processing or equivalent years of experience

Experience: 1 years’ experience in High-Level Disinfection, Endoscopy

License / Certification: Flexible scope Reprocessing/ High-Level Disinfection certification or obtained within 12 months of hire

Preferred Position Requirements:

Training: Decontamination, processing, sterilization, quality control Flexible scope reprocessing

License / 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)

Req ID: R321270