Sterile Processing Tech I - York Hospital - (full-time) - Evenings

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 56863

Position Summary:

General Summary:



Under direct supervision, maintains recommended standards for set assembly, decontamination, inspection, containerizing and sterilization of surgical instruments. Collaborates with the Perioperative Nursing staff to provide sterile instrument sets, equipment and case carts in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures that the work flow remains consistent and continuous, providing superior customer service.


Duties and Responsibilities:


1 Assembles/processes instrument sets and equipment in accordance with appropriate policy using principles of aseptic technique and IAHCSMM, CBSPD, AAMI, AORN standards.
2 Organizes and assembles routine and specialty surgical instrumentation, case carts and supplies according to respective pick list and/or instrument count sheet.
3 Operates and maintains Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor, Steam & STERRAD sterilizers, keeping records of completed loads and its contents. Performs trouble shooting of equipment as needed.
4 Inspects equipment, instruments and packaging for cleanliness, defects and/or malfunctions. Separates defective items from rotation and processes repair requests for defective equipment.
5 Performs quality control through routine physical monitoring and cleaning to ensure sterilization equipment and instruments are functioning properly.
6 Performs decontamination and sterilization using sterilizers, case cart washers, and Automatic Endoscope Reprocessor as assigned.
7 Performs picking of supplies for surgical procedures via case cart system as assigned.
8 Completes and submits appropriate productivity documentation to supervisors daily.
9 Adheres to all regulatory agency requirements (OSHA, FDA, CDC, JCAHO, DOH.) regarding fire/safety, sterilization, universal precautions and good documentation practices (GDP).


Department Description:

York Hospital central sterile processing (CSP) department provides vital support via all aspects of surgical procedures. CSP is responsible for knowing, reprocessing and managing all of the instruments and sterilization methods used in order to support a 19 suite operating room, a 2-room vascular suite, 4-room cardiac catheterization suite and the obstetric surgical arenas. The department also maintains records associated with high level disinfection (HLD) of endoscopes for non-invasive cardiology along with instrument reprocessing for over 30 outlying surgical practices.
Required Experience

Minimum Education:


High School or G.E.D.



Preferred Experience:


1 year in Sterile Processing operations



Required Cert/Registration:


CRCST or CBSPD certification within 6 months of employment



Preferred Cert/Registration:


BLS Certification

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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