Sterile Processing Technician - Decom/Sterilization - Part Time Days
Northeast Georgia Health System
 Gainesville, GA

Improving the health of our community in all we do

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit community health system on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through four hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega – with a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGHS also encompasses Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, a multi-specialty group with more than 65 locations, and The Heart Center of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a cardiology practice with more than 15 locations.


This Sterile Processing Tech position is Part Time Days, days of the week vary.

Hours: 20 hours per week, 9:00am - 3:30pm

Location: NGMC Gainesville - Decom/Sterilization Unit

Job Summary:

The Sterile Processing Technician works under the direct supervision of the SPD Manager or SPD Shift Lead Tech, must be able to work cooperatively with other members of the Surgical and Sterile Processing Team. He or she demonstrates a sense of professionalism and ethical standards. He or she is able to complete tasks as assigned and uses the appropriate resources and references available for processing instrumentation and equipment. Using attained knowledge of sterilization processes, the Sterile Processing Technician will begin to learn to work independently in an ever-changing technical environment. Performs duties associated with processing of sterile instruments to include decontamination, assembly, autoclaving and dispatch. The Sterile Processing Technician may or may not be certified. The Sterile Processing Technician participates in all unit quality control activities. He or she must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of their role to patient care. They are responsible for helping to maintain a safe environment for fellow team members as well as patients.


  • National certification in Sterile Processing- Responsible for maintaining 12 continuing education points per year for continued Core Course completion status or certification or Surgical Technologist Certification is required for position
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Six (6) months of experience in SPD and/or completion of SPD Program preferred

Since first opening its doors in Gainesville in 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has added hospital campuses in Braselton, Barrow and Dahlonega – and become Georgia's most awarded hospital. Some recognitions include being named to these lists:

America's 50 Best Hospitals – Healthgrades

100 Top Hospitals – Truven Health Analytics

100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs – Beckers Hospital Review

America's Top Quality Providers – Carechex

Atlanta's Top 150 Workplaces – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Healthcare's Most Wired Hospitals and Health Systems – Hospitals & Health Networks magazine

NGMC has also been recognized in recent years as Georgia's #1 Hospital for overall hospital care, overall surgical care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, women's care and more.