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Providence Sterile Processing Technician I in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician I ( Sterile Processing , Evening Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital in Spokane, Washington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain and promote positive, open and honest interpersonal relationships with customers (physicians, employees, visitors, patients, and other PSHMC publics). Provide high quality service to all customers; focuses on understanding customers’ needs and follows through. Demonstrate respect for the capabilities, different cultures and or personalities of co-workers and Medical Center publics within the mission/values of PSHMC.

  • Promote and demonstrate effective, open and honest written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrate self-management behaviors which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment.

  • Demonstrate good stewardship of resources by treating property of customers, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and co-workers with care and respect.

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of staff and other disciplines for problem solving without blaming

  • Demonstrate flexibility by readily adapting to different situations to complete work.

  • Perform duties:

  • Inventory selected supplies weekly, or as assigned and maintain adequate stock levels.

  • Handle sterile supplies properly to prevent contamination.

  • Ensure sterilization integrity by performing and recording results of routine sterilizer testing.

  • Wash, sort and assemble and wrap as necessary, sets according to procedure/reference file.

  • Label instrument sets correctly including proper sterilization method, and own initials.

  • Recognize compromises to integrity of sterile packaging. (Holes, tears etc

  • Coordinate instruments to be used later in the day. Communicate requirements of special instruments to team members. (stat, spore test)

  • Comply with BSI Standards/OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen regulations.Wear required personal protective equipment (i.e. goggles, gown and gloves)

  • Care for surgical instruments/equipment following surgical cases.

  • Operate instrument washing and ultrasonic cleaning equipment.

  • Handle all instrumentation and equipment according to established procedure.

  • Utilize processing room special instruments/equipment processing needs, i.e., ultrasonic, milkbath, lubrication.

  • Maintain work area in an organized, efficient manner.

  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor.

  • Rotate into Sterilizer Operator position when assigned


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of Central Service Technician course within one (1) year of employment.

  • Acceptable references from former employer(s)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Recent experience in processing surgical instruments/equipment in all specialties.

  • Medical terminology experience.

  • Medical supply experience

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital has a commanding presence in Spokane, Washington and is a beacon of hope and healing for patients throughout the region. We have over 600 beds and are chosen by people from across the state for the da Vinci surgical robotic for heart surgery and parents from all over the Inland Northwest who have children with life-threatening conditions know they’ll find the care and comfort they need at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 276409