HealthEast Sterile Processing Technician in St. Paul, Minnesota


Responsible for the accurate and timely cleaning, inspection, assembly, enclosure and sterilization of surgical and non-surgical instrumentation and equipment to meet customer and patient care needs.


  • Performs manual decontamination to remove organic and inorganic materials from reusable surgical and non-surgical instruments and equipment

  • Performs manual decontamination and disinfection of patient care equipment (e.g. infusion and DVT devices) and carts, etc

  • Performs visual post-decontamination inspection of reusable surgical and non-surgical instruments and equipment to verify they are free of organic and inorganic materials, they are complete and they function properly

  • Assembles surgical and non-surgical instrument sets and equipment systems

  • Performs package enclosure, using peel pouches and rolls, sterile wrapping, rigid containment systems and other enclosure methods

  • Performs biological and chemical testing as appropriate for high-level disinfection and sterilization systems

  • Operates automated processing equipment such as instrument washers, sterilizers, biological incubators, heat sealers and other commonly used automated, non-automated and electronic equipment in sterile processing

  • Completes legal sterilization and high-level disinfection records, and other records, checklists and forms

  • Plans and coordinates owned and vendor-borrowed instruments for surgical procedures

  • Assembles surgical case carts. with sterile processed and sterile product supplies

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned


  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Requires successful completion of a Sterile Processing, Surgical Technician or commitment to enroll in a sterile processing program and complete within the first year of employment

  • Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Tech (CSPDT) through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

  • Certified Register Central Service Tech (CRCST) through the Int Assoc Healthcare Central Service Materiel Mgmt

  • CSPDT certification or CRCST certification required upon hire or within the first 12 months of employment

  • 1 year experience working in an Acute Care facility preferred

  • Knowledge of surgical and non-surgical instrumentation and equipment or meet education requirement

  • Attention to Detail: Achieves thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Critical Thinking: Gathers and integrates critical information, recognizing and addressing underlying assumptions of others, to arrive at effective solutions; breaks down problems into simple tasks or activities; analyzes relationships among several parts of a situation

  • Decision Making: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks

  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

  • Risk Analysis: Utilizing policies, procedures, and practices to minimize or eliminate unacceptable risk; application of qualitative or quantitative techniques to reduce uncertainty of outcomes, liabilities, or losses

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.


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Job ID 2017-7993

Job Location US-MN-St. Paul

Category Surgical Services/Tech And Support

Contract Status NH

FTE 1.00

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Shift Nights

Department Sterile Processing

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