Sterile Processing Technician – Mercy Health Fairifeld Hospital job – Mercy Health – Fairfield, OH

Sterile Processing Technician – Mercy Health Fairifeld Hospital

Mercy Health

197 reviews

Fairfield, OH

JOB SUMMARY: Provides inventory and supply support, including sterile supplies and surgical instrumentation, to all Surgical Patient Care areas, including monitoring of infection prevention and control quality parameters, and all processes related to creating sterile products.


  • Identifies surgical instruments by surgical specialty: General, Ophthalmology and any other indicated specialties, Including functionality testing, assembly and disassembly as required.
  • Knows and applies various detergents and chemical disinfectants for use in the decontamination and removal of blood, bone and other body tissues from contaminated surgical instruments. Identifies and resolves infection control issues in and around transport of biological hazardous materials, including the use of universal precautions and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as sterile product identification.
  • Operates and has an understanding of various sterilizers and sterilizing techniques required to produce sterile packages for use in the surgical setting. Packaging assembly must have aseptic protocols in mind. Sterilization includes regular quality assurance monitoring through chemical and biological indicators.
  • Fulfills surgical patient material needs by building case cart requisitions and immediate requests as required, and delivers items to the end user by various transportation modes within the facility as part of supply management.
  • Uses various information systems required for different functions, including Censitrac Instrument Tracking, HSM and PHS or Epic for surgery schedules and surgeon preference cards, PMM or supply ordering and management, as well as other programs within Mercy IT systems including, but not limited to; iLearn, PeopleSoft, Kronos and Safe Care.
  • Documents all activities as required within the outlined processes, and reporting of variances that may effect the outcome of sterile products or patient care and safety.
  • Assists with training new technicians and ongoing process improvement quality measures as needed. Acts as fill in Lead Technician or Specialty contact as requested by management.


  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
  • CRCST Certification issued by CBSPD or IAHCSMM is required within one year of hire.
  • 1+ year experience with supply management, autoclaves, and/or basic asepsis techniques.

Shift and Job Schedule

Hours: Full-Time, 40 hours weekly

Days/Afternoons: 11:00am – 8:30pm

197 reviews

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