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West Tennessee Healthcare Sterile Processing Tech I in Jackson, Tennessee

Responsible for the cleaning, processing, sterilization, storage, and distribution of reusable instruments and trays to facilitate age-specific patient care as according to IAHCSMM Standards. Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Resource Nurse the general supervision of the Surgical Support Manager. Responsible for assigned shifts as scheduled. The employee is subject to overtime and call back as required by the hospital.

Decontaminates, processes, sterilizes, stores and distributes instrument sets to facilitate age-specific patient care.

Acquires knowledge in all aspects of sterilizers, sonic wash, washer-disinfectors, and sterrad.

Monitors steam sterilizer loads, has the ability to identify problems concerning codes and warnings on computer printouts.

Maintains instrument availability for scheduled and additional cases.

Process instruments in the most efficient manner possible, which includes having all trays complete and ready for their appropriate procedures on time.

Complete knowledge of the biological indicators for testing of the sterilizers in the absence of the supervisor.

Complete knowledge of the Bowie-Dick test for sterilizer testing in the absence of the supervisor.

Coordinates recall procedures in the event we have a positive culture.

Coordinates with surgery personnel on instrument set needed for surgery cases.

Responds and communicates well with co-workers and other departments.

Complete knowledge of storage and distribution of supplies which includes pulling supplies as needed for the MOR, printing the MOR Surgery Schedule for the next day’s surgery cases, printing Resource Maps and filling and/or delivering orders requested by the MOR.

Performs related responsibilities as required or directed.


Ability to read, write, perform the mathematical calculation.

High school graduate or equivalent.

Basic computer skills.


If employed in the SPD before 1/1/2017, Certification does not apply.

If employed in SPD after 1/1/2017, must complete and maintain national certification from an accredited program for Sterile Processing within 24 months to retain employment.


Knowledge of hospital policy and procedures, to assemble trays, perform sterilization, operate equipment, and perform basic computer skills.

Requisition ID: 2020-39644

Shift: Evenings

Street: 620 Skyline Drive

Post End Date: 6/6/2020

*F-Location Name w/o External ID: Jackson Madison County General Hospital

*F-Location Name w/o External ID: Surgical Support Services