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Title:  Sterile Processing Technician - Travel

Req ID:  11770
Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN
Postal Code:  37415

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

Provides on-site support for the reprocessing of surgical instruments and trays to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies.



  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments 

  • Learns and trains in all areas of sterile processing including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes within all set professional standards and regulations. 

  • Able to perform assembly on basic instrument trays. 

  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to IMS leadership. 

  • Reports broken instrumentation. 

  • Supports and adheres to IMS policies and procedures. 

  • Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by IMS in the facility. 

Duties - cont'd

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

Computer Skills                    

Basic computer skills and aptitude. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  

Certification in sterile processing/central sterile via CBSPD or IAHCSMM Required.

If assigned to travel, must maintain valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance and be available to operate a vehicle as needed to meet travel requirements. 

Other Skills and Abilities                    

Extensive medical instrument knowledge.  Knowledge of sterilization and processing equipment.  Knowledge of healthcare logistics and supply chain management.  Extensive knowledge of Sterile Processing, Operating Room and Material Management functions.  Must meet with contracted and potential clients, develop and consult on presentations relating to the department’s functions.  Must possess the ability to teach central processing certification courses. 

Other Qualifications                    

Ability to learn OR and SPD processes and protocols, and surgical instrument nomenclature/care and handling instructions required. 

Ability to work daily in a fast-paced, high pressure Healthcare Service environment. 

Physical Demands  

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk, see and hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, push and/or pull up to 300 pounds on a cart or carriage. 


STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  11770
Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education
City:  Chattanooga
State:  TN
Postal Code:  37415

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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