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Lead, Sterile Processing Tech


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: SAD005489

Title: Lead Sterile Processing Technician 

Location: Laguna Hills, CA – Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Department: Sterile Processing

Status: Full Time

Shift: Evenings – 8 hrs

Pay Range: $23.55/hr. - $34.13/hr.

Bonus: $1,500.00 – Sign On Bonus

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare. Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration, and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation, and teamwork.

Position Summary:

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Saddleback Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Saddleback Medical Center’s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Serves as a subject matter expert and go-to person for emergent tasks; also prioritizes workload for staff to ensure daily tasks are completed in accordance with standards and processes in place.
  2. Decontaminates surgical and procedural instruments per manufacturers’ recommendations to ensure the safe utilization of all surgical and procedural instruments.
  3. Assembles, inspects, and tests surgical and procedural instruments per department protocol and according to manufacturers’ recommendations to ensure instrument cleanliness and functionality.
  4. Operates all equipment appropriately in Sterile Processing department including, but not limited to, steam sterilizers, H2O2, instrument and cart washers in accordance with the equipment specifications.
  5. Uses instrument tracking system in all areas of Sterile Processing department including documentation of tests and sterilizer records for inventory control, regulatory compliance, and continuous data analysis.
  6. Examines and maintains integrity of all sterile packages to ensure sterility is maintained for surgical procedures.
  7. Prepares operating room case carts according to preference cards on all surgical procedures and prioritizes vendor tray processing.
  8. Participates and promotes clear consistent communication through phones, email communications, and interdepartmental communications to enhance and streamline day to day operations within the Sterile Processing department.
  9. Precepts and assists new staff with orientation and overall successful integration within the department.
  10. Maintains appropriate attire specifically related to sterile surgical environments at all times to ensure the safety and infection control standards are met.
  11. Demonstrates ability to integrate knowledge of job responsibilities to complete tasks, resolve problems and achieve goals.

Placement in the pay range is based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, relevant years of experience and qualifications. In addition to base pay, there may be additional compensation available for this role, including but not limited to, shift differentials, extra shift incentives, and bonus opportunities. Health and wellness is our passion at MemorialCare—that includes taking good care of employees and their dependents. We offer high quality health insurance plan options, so you can select the best choice for your family. And there’s more...Check out our MemorialCare Benefits for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications/Work Experience

·         1-year experience in SPD acute care setting preferred




·         Sterile Processing experience or Graduate of a Sterile Processing Technical Training Program required

·         High school Diploma or Equivalent

·         Completion of HSPA CRCST Certification required

·         Basic Life Support (BLS) optional/preferred

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