Providence St. Joseph Health

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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Sterile Processing Technician - Dental Clinic in Santa Rosa, California

We are looking for a Sterile Processing Technician for the Dental Clinic Department at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Work Schedule: Full Time - 80 Biweekly Hours

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

The Sterile Processing Tech provides room set up, breakdown and sterilization services for the dental clinics. Cleans, assembles and sterilizes instruments and equipment. Sets up rooms for procedures, cleans and sterilizes dental operatories, restocks supplies. Demonstrates a clear understanding of decontamination procedures, aseptic techniques and sterilization methods. In charge of sterilizer testing and log, maintains uniform and equipment inventory, helps with patient flow and other duties as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Use knowledge of sterilization and infection control principles to properly decontaminate instrumentation and equipment per manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Identifies, assembles and disassembles all instrument sets and trays with strict attention to detail. Practices instrument care and handling

  • Demonstrates proficiency in all functions relating to the breakdown, cleaning and set up of dental operatories.

  • Performs scheduled biological monitoring and testing- routes to appropriate test site and keeps appropriate records.

  • Maintains par levels and inventory control for equipment, instruments and supplies for clinics.

  • Maintains a clean and neat work area.

  • Adheres to all policies regarding personal safety ie: universal precautions and hazardous chemical monitoring, and OSHA requirements.

  • Helps with patient flow and prioritizes turnover of rooms


  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Communicates clearly and appropriately.

  • Ability to function in a high paced environment.

  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and documented competence in worker safety as it relates to dental device processing and sterilization

Minimum Position Requirements:

Education: H.S. Diploma or GED

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 1 year previous experience in sterile processing.

Providence St. Joseph Health (Providence) has worked for decades to improve health and quality of life in California's North Bay region, starting in Sonoma County, where the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange opened the doors of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 1950. Today, we continue the mission begun by the Sisters to those we serve through an integrated spectrum of primary, urgent, acute, outpatient, palliative care and regional referral services. Sonoma County facilities aligned with Providence include the 278-bed Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region's only Level II trauma center. In addition, the 80-bed Petaluma Valley Hospital and 43-bed Healdsburg Hospital are secular (non-religious) affiliates of Providence. Our services also encompass three Urgent Care centers, Hospice of Petaluma, Memorial Hospice and North County Hospice, the Annadel Medical Group doing business as St. Joseph Health Medical Group, as well as the St. Joseph Home Care Network (post-acute care services). We act as a regional referral hub for outlying hospitals, while also providing outpatient behavioral health care, education to promote health and prevent chronic disease, rehabilitation, oral health care, community benefit programs, and more, all fostering health and quality of life throughout the area.

Providence 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, Providence 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: Sonoma County Entities

Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Req ID: R333474