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Dignity Health Sterile Processing Tech in Northridge, California


Founded in 1955 Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed acute care nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services including the Leavey Cancer Center a cardiovascular center stroke center the Center for Assault Treatment Services a pediatric medical center and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9000 physicians 62000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visit dignityhealth.org/northridgehospital for more information.

Sterile Processing Tech

Central Sterilization Unit

Northridge Hospital Medical Center

The Sterile Processing Tech provides using departments with routine supplies both patient and non-patient chargeable. Cleans and/or sterilizes equipment and supplies for all user departments using the current approved cleaning and sterilization techniques.


  • Cleans and decontaminates surgical instruments and other medical equipment following established policy and procedure.

  • Inspects, assembles, packages and sterilizes medical devices following manufacturer's recommendations and established procedure.

  • Operates cleaning and sterilization equipment in the department according to manufacturer's recommendations and established procedure

  • Performs biological tests and maintains recording devices on all autoclaves.

  • Inspects instruments to ascertain good working condition. Sends instruments out for repair or sharpening as needed.

  • Maintains neat, orderly work areas and sterile fields when in operating rooms.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge and understanding of the principles of sterilization, asepsis, infection control and universal safety precautions.

  • Demonstrates organizational skills, cost-consciousness and quality assurance procedures in performance of job tasks.

  • Effectively communicates , both written and verbal, with co-workers and supervisory staff as necessary to ensure effective functioning of operating room activities

  • Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment and fills surgical case cart requisitions using hospital computer system.

  • Complies with established Hospital and departmental policies, protocols, procedures and objectives,

  • Establishes and maintains professional, cooperative interpersonal relationships with other staff members, physicians, patients, patient family members, and the public as appropriate, while assuring confidentiality of all patient information.


  • Minimum one year of technical operating/instrument room experience with certification in sterile processing required.

  • Prior large Hospital/acute care experience preferred.

  • GI experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of specialty instruments and thorough knowledge of sterilization and disinfecting parameters (steam ETO Cidex Steris) required.

  • Familiarity with current Federal and state laws and regulations as related to specialty.

  • Central Service Technician certification (CRCST) preferred.

  • Current AHA BLS card.

  • Fire Card (within 90 days of hire) required.

This position is represented by SEIU-UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement.

Pay Range

$23.3634 - $29.3617 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.