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Lead, Sterile Processing Technician ($1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS), Full-Time/Evenings


Location: Laguna Hills, California

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Full-time

Job Listing: SAD003708

Purpose Statement / 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.

The Lead, Sterile Processing Technician cleans, packages, processes and stores clean and sterile supplies.  In addition, the Lead Sterile Processing Technician orders and stocks Sterile Processing Department supplies from the Materials Department.  Finally, this position will serve as a point person while on shift to address immediate concerns and troubleshoot problems. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  1. Responsible for manually cleaning and sterilizing the equipment and instruments to be utilized during surgery cases. 
  2. Responsible for examining testing and monitoring certain supplies to ensure they’re operating properly in accordance with standards and applicable regulations. 
  3. Continuously demonstrates the ability to safely and competently perform assigned duties such as decontamination of equipment. 
  4. Work to ensure the correct assembly of instrument trays and preform sterilization process. 
  5. 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. 
  6. Demonstrates ability to integrate knowledge of job responsibilities to complete tasks, resolve problems and achieve goals. 
  7. Ability to be at work and on time
  8. Ability to follow company policies, procedures and directives.
  9. Ability to interact in a positive and constructive manner.
  10. Ability to prioritize and multitask.

Essential Job Outcomes

  1. Individual and unit preparation for magnet
  2. Meets population specific competencies
  3. Provides technical expertise to the SPD department: Safely and Competently cleans packages labels, and sterilizes instruments for cases
  4. Maintains cost effective inventories and requests and stores supplies according to par level
  5. Instructs staff to safely and competently use equipment in the performance of assignment
  6. Compiles data and completes monthly and quarterly reports due to infection control
  7. “Other duties as assigned”


  • Minimum of six (6) months Sterile Processing Training
  • Ability to fulfill the on-call requirement of the department


  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Certified Registered Sterile Processing Technician required within the first 90days of employment

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