Job Title:  Endoscopy Processing Technician I

Req ID:  43308
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Raleigh, NC, US, 27607


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 flexible endoscopes and related devices and equipment to contracted facilities in compliance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI, DNV and AORN standards and facilities goals and policies.


  1. Cleans, disinfects, or calibrates scopes or other endoscopic instruments according to manufacturer instructions for use (IFU) and facility standards.
  2. Operates all mechanical machinery within the department such as, but not limited to, Automatic Reprocessing Machines (AER) and Flushing Machine within endoscope processing.
  3. Learns and trains in all assigned areas, such as, but not limited to decontamination, clean area, and storage area processes aligned with IPS professional standards and regulations.
  4. Maintains inventory of endoscopic equipment and supplies.
  5. Performs safety checks to verify proper equipment functioning.
  6. Understands and promotes concepts of the Lean work environment.

Duties - cont'd

  1. Communicates in a professional manner to all hospital staff and company employees.
  2. Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibility to their Managers and/or STERIS leadership if necessary.
  3. Participates in in-services and educational offerings provided by STERIS in the facility.
  4. Responds and supports requests made by STERIS leadership or Customer with ensuring requested scopes are prioritized and available for Customer needs.
  5. Uses established policies and procedures to complete work assignments.
  6. Report’s repair needs and/or machine failures.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED

Required Experience

  1. 0-1+ years of sterile processing experience with scope experience, endoscopy, or transferrable experience required.
  2. Must obtain Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) or Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER) within 6 months of hire.
    1. Must maintain certification by completing Continuing Education Credit Hours (CEU’s) in accordance with renewal schedule.

Preferred Experience

  1. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist such as Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates (SGNA) preferred.
  2. Awareness of one of the education topics: Microbiology and Infection Control, Endoscope Purpose, Design, and Structure, Endoscope Reprocessing Steps, Endoscope Handling, Transport, and Storage, Endoscope Tracking, Repair, and System Maintenance, Human Factors That Impact Endoscope Systems


  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 basic technical jargon within Endo department.
  4. Broad understanding of instruments and department equipment.
  5. Must be a team player and demonstrate flexibility to work in all areas of the department to meet production demands.
  6. Basic computer skills and aptitude.
  7. Medical instrument knowledge. 

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


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:  43308
Job Category:  Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Raleigh, NC, US, 27607

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

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