Aug 02, 2021

Sterile Processing Technician III

  • Swedish
  • Edmonds, WA, USA

Job Description


Swedish is looking for a Sterile Processing Technician III (Per Diem, Variable Shift) to work at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA.

The Sterile Processing Technician III decontaminates surgical instruments and equipment as well as inspects and assembles surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs. Fills surgery case carts from predetermined listings. May deliver case carts to surgical floor. Assists in recordkeeping and monitoring equipment operations. Identify and reports supplies, equipment, and procedure problems. May assist in the orientation and continuing training of other Technicians. Capable of making department section decisions in the absence of a Lead.

In this position you will:

  • Perform all duties of a Sterile Processing Technician I and II, including decontamination and sterilization of instruments and equipment; and inspecting and assembling surgical instruments, equipment, trays and packs. Fills surgery case carts from predetermined listings; may deliver case carts to surgical floor. Identify and report supply, equipment, and procedure problems. Assist in the orientation and continuing education of lower-level Sterile Processing Technicians. Maintains open lines of communication within the department. Assist with and provides for relief for others.
  • Maintain established departmental standards by following policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, including biological and chemical monitoring, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Render used items clean and decontaminated manually or mechanically by following established policies and procedures in the decontamination area for instruments, supplies, carts and equipment
  • Participate in department sterilization objectives by following policy and procedures regarding assembly, inspection, sterilizing, storage and handling of instrument trays, supplies and equipment appropriately.
  • Responsible for management of some mobile equipment used in the patient care areas including maintaining established par level for each area


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a formal Central Services Technician course or successfully challenged Course test
  • Minimum 5 years related experience with surgical instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/Central Services environment
  • Certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or ASHCSP (American Society of Healthcare Central Personnel)

About the Edmonds Campus.

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish Edmonds has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the Greater Seattle area since 1964. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. Swedish Edmonds is an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

217 licensed beds. 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff. 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel.

Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 298952