Sterile Processing Tech I - Per Diem
Tahoe Forest Health System
 Truckee, CA

Requisition Number: STERI01677

Bargaining Unit: EA

Rate of Pay: $24.21/hr + DOE


Provides clean, sterile, functional and relevant surgical instruments and equipment to operating rooms and ancillary service areas on time and on budget.


Consistently dons Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and observes safety standards of the sterile processing department and facility.

Operates and routinely tests sonic washers, wall washers, Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor (AER) and sterilizers per manufacturer’s instructions.

Decontaminates surgical instruments and equipment through manufacturer’s instructions.

Performs tray prepping as recommended by The Consortium of Sterile Sciences to eliminate errors in assembly.

Inspects, tests and assembles instrument sets per surgical count sheets.

Isolates surgical count sheets with Alma Sac; surgical counts sheet holders and ensure that quality assurance cards are used to distinguish sterile from non-sterile instrument sets at all times.

Performs quality checks on sterilization documents and files per department policy.

Participates in education programs, in-services, team building exercises, sterile forensic exercises and other duties.

Electronically accesses surgery schedules, prints and accurately picks case carts as required to avoid delays in the operating room.

Matches policy to practice in the execution of routine instrument processing duties as required and instructed.

Adheres to local and national standards of compliance in the execution of duties.

Demonstrates System Values in performance and behavior.

Complies with System policies and procedures.

Other duties as may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


No supervisory responsibilities.


No educational requirement.

Employees hired into a Per Diem status must have a minimum of one year full time experience working as a sterile processing technician in a sterile processing department.