Job: Sterile Processing Technician (Open)

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Pay: $48,588.80 to $60,736/year

Salary : $23.36 - $29.20 Hourly $1,868.80 - $2,336.00 Biweekly $4,049.07 - $5,061.33 Monthly $48,588.80 - $60,736.00 Annually

Posted: 03/13/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2013811

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Sterile Processing Technician (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 04/02/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$23.36 - $29.20 Hourly
$1,868.80 - $2,336.00 Biweekly
$4,049.07 - $5,061.33 Monthly
$48,588.80 - $60,736.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
The County of San Mateo is seeking an experienced Sterile Processing Technician to join the team in the San Mateo Medical Center. Under general supervision, the Certified Sterile Processing Technician performs a full range of duties related to the sterile processing function for an acute care facility, inpatient or outpatient clinic facility. The current vacancy is Full-Time, Regular. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 2:00pm to 10:30pm, with weekend and holiday rotations.

The work location will be at the San Mateo Medical Center, 222 W 39th Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare and assemble surgical trays and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing (such as sterilization).
  • Assemble sterilization linen and instrument packs, trays and other items used in the operating room and other areas of the hospital (such as out-patient clinics and dental clinics).
  • Wrap, label, inspect and rotate equipment, supplies and materials; sort and inspect repairs and folds surgical linen and other items.
  • Monitor, read, document and interpret all parameters for all types of sterilizers to ensure proper function.
  • Clean and decontaminate reusable equipment, instruments, and supplies, manually and mechanically.
  • Serve as the resource for information for employees and customers.
  • Stock shelves and maintain inventory of supplies.
  • Dispense and distribute equipment, supplies and materials to patient care units, clinics and services; load, clean and inspect distribution carts and properly handle non-disposable items.
  • Utilize computer system for generating data and requisitioning goods.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles, techniques and procedures related to central processing and distribution.
  • Infection control.
  • Microbiology, aseptic and sterilization techniques.
  • Different sterilization methods, parameters and properties.
  • Use and maintenance of equipment that is used for the reprocessing supplies, e.g. washer sterilizer, steam and gas sterilizers, aerators hydrogen peroxide sterilizers, cart washer, washer/disinfectors, and ultrasonic washers.
  • Safe lifting techniques.
  • Medical terminology, surgical instrumentation, supplies and equipment.
  • Basic inventory control concepts and methods and procedures of ordering and stocking supplies.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Correctly identify, disassemble, reassemble, and inspect routine and specialty surgical instrument trays.
  • Select all medical/surgical supplies needed for surgical cases.
  • Dispose of waste and soiled linen generated from soiled case cart system.
  • Fill and distribute rush, stat, and walk-in requests for sterile supplies.
  • Sort, inspect, assemble, package, and label items for sterilization.
  • Act as resource person to nursing and medical staff.
  • Inventory supplies.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Perform a variety of tasks and activities.
  • Lift and transport heavy items such as supplies and equipment.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to qualify is one year of experience operating sterilizing equipment and cleaning surgical instruments and equipment in an acute care hospital setting.
Licensure/Certification: Possession of a Central Services Technician/Sterile Processing Technician certificate from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM) or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidate's application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

A copy of your Central Services Technician/Sterile Processing Technician certificate from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM) or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) must be submitted with the application prior to the filing deadline by:
(a) attaching to the application online,
(b) faxing to 650-363-4219 Attn: Wendy Young - Sterile Processing Technician

(c) emailing it Attn: Wendy Young - Sterile Processing Technician, or 
(d) delivering it to Human Resources Department, 455 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063

Final Filing Date
: April 2, 2018, 11:59 PM
Application Screening: April 5, 2018
Panel Interview: Week of April 16, 2018
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.  The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Wendy Young (03122018) (Sterile Processing Technician - F085)

Keywords: Sterile processing, central services, technician, hospital

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