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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Senior Case Cart Technician - Sterile Processing in Orange, California

We are looking for a Senior Case Cart Technician for the Sterile Processing Department at St. Joseph Hospital Orange.

Location Orange, CA

Work Schedule: Full time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Nights

Job Summary:

Under general supervision of the SPD Manager, Assistant Manager, and the Supervisors, the Case Cart Facilitator coordinates and facilitates the whole case cart process to ensure timely delivery of case carts from SPD to the O.R. The Case Cart Facilitator sees to it that all supply and instrument needs of the O.R. personnel are met and any deviations from norm are immediately relayed to the appropriate Manager and to the SPD Assistant Manager or Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews the surgery schedule and together with the Senior Instrument technician, ensures that all surgical procedures have an accurate case cart.

  • Keeps track of case flow during the day, monitors instrument needs, and notifies SPD personnel in advance of any possible additional/emergent instrumentation needs.

  • Plans and coordinates all instrument turnarounds. Communicates to the surgical team all essential instrumentation information that may affect or delay surgery start times.

  • Works closely with cluster managers to ensure that preference cards remain accurate.

  • Returns and restocks all unused sterile supplies and instruments to their appropriate locations.

  • Ensures that the single instrument peel pouch area is well stocked and properly maintained.

  • Performs, without supervision, all of the functions of the instrument Specialty Technician, and serves as a resource on any of these functions, when needed.

  • Dispenses sterile supplies to the appropriate locations.


  • Prepares instruments for decontamination.

  • Sterilizes instruments and supplies according to hospital policy. Records testing and loads content. Communicates issues related to testing results.

  • Reports broken equipment, instruments, and patient safety issues to management team immediately.

  • Cleans, assembles, and wraps surgery instrument trays, specialty trays, and procedural trays.

  • Communicates clearly and professionally with all members of the health care team and other personal in both providing and obtaining information.

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED

Experience: 3 years experience in surgical instrument processing, to include sterilization, decontamination, and assembly.

Licenses/Certifications: Sterile Processing Certification through IAHCSMM or CBSPD.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education: Coursework/Training - 2 years of college.


  • Supervisory experience

  • Recent experience in case cart management

Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text message with additional questions from our Modern Hire system.

Compassion. Dignity. Justice. Excellence. Integrity.

These timeless values form the heart and soul of St. Joseph Hospital. They are the prime reason that we attract and retain high-caliber employees who believe in the sanctity of their work in our faith-based setting.

As a result of this affinity, most of our employees have remained with us for at least five years. Over 40 percent of our new employees were either referred by friends or applied to work at St. Joseph based on our reputation. It is little wonder, then, that retention rate is significantly higher than the average for healthcare institutions in our community.

Clinical Excellence

When you take the latest in medical technology and place it in the hands of highly skilled clinicians, recognition is sure to follow. In July 2007, 2008 and 2009, St. Joseph Hospital was named one "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedic Care by U. S. News and World Report. This highly esteem recognition is testimony to our unique blend medical science and compassionate, values-based care.

A haven that feels like home.

St. Joseph Hospital offers a unique environment in which healthcare givers who share a kindred spirit can do important work and grow both spiritually and professionally. Here, values-based employees view their jobs not simply as careers but also as callings.

Care to get acquainted? Then we warmly invite you to explore the many career opportunities offered by St. Joseph Hospital!

St. Joseph 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, St. Joseph 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: St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Req ID: R334428