Job Title:  ORC Sterile Processing Technician III

Req ID:  43258
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Durham, NC, US, 27703


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 and ORC facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, DNV, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards and the facilities’ goals and policies.

Uses developed skills and practical knowledge to perform scheduled and unscheduled tasks independently.

This position would be set for Tuesday through Saturday on our first shift.


  • Supports daily operations of all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned with IP professional standards and regulations.
  • Operates all mechanical machinery within the department such as, but not limited to, cart washers, instrument washers, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizers, ultrasonic and drying cabinets within sterile processing.
  • Works independently and proficiently in all areas of sterile processing including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned with IP professional standards and regulations.
  • Reports broken and/or missing instrumentation and can anticipate replacement needs.
  • Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments.
  • Uses the implemented Track & Trace system established within the sterile processing department for all tasks and products processed.
  • Able to perform assembly on advanced instrument and vendor trays aligned with IP quality and production standards.
  • Supports department needs and work assignments including, but not limited to, Navigator assignment.
  • Assists in training of, or serves as a trainer, for new employees with leadership direction.
  • Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.
  • Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility.
  • Responds and supports requests made by STERIS leadership with ensuring requested instrumentation is prioritized and available for Customer needs.

Education Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
  2. 2+ years of SPD experience with demonstrated proficiency in all SPD Technician responsibilities, including a solid proficiency and ability to work independently with all tray sets.
  3. CRCST/ CSPDT, CST or CER/CFER, CST certification is required. Must also obtain CIS/CSIS, CHL/CSPM or STERIS Assessment certification within 12 months of hire.  
  4. Must maintain certification by completing 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours annually
  5. Able to perform all job requirements of both a Technician I and Technician II.
  6. Must demonstrate “mentor” status in applicable specialty area(s) via competency assessment within 6 months of hire
  7. Leadership discretion based on satisfactory performance, validation of skill level. Productivity, quality and attendance must meet company standards, including performance rating of successful or above in all areas.


  1. Awareness of LEAN concepts and ability to translate this in the work environment preferred.
  2. Communicates in a professional manner to all hospital staff, Customers and company employees via all forms of communication.
  3. Understands complex technical jargon within department.
  4. Detailed understanding of instruments and department equipment including special/complex set components.
  5. Able to troubleshoot missing instrument replacements and anticipate tray needs for special cases/unplanned cases.
  6. Exercises ability to complete complex tasks based on applied knowledge under limited supervision.
  7. Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  8. Medical instrument knowledge. 
  9. Ability to work daily in a fast-paced, high pressure Healthcare Service environment.
  10. Must be a team player and demonstrate flexibility to work in all areas of the department to meet production demands.
  11. Acts as a resource for Technician I and II.



STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  43258
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Durham, NC, US, 27703

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

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