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Job Summary

Proliance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, a division of Proliance Surgeons Inc., is seeking a full-time Sterile Processing Technician to join our team in Issaquah, WA.

Job Description

Posted: 04/02/2019
Status: Full Time
Type: Clinical
City: Issaquah, WA

Essential Functions:

  • Performs technical tasks that support the surgery center
  • Responsible for decontamination, correct assembly, and sterile processing of all instrumentation used in the operating rooms
  • Must have knowledge of universal precautions, and sterilization methodologies
  • Organized, and efficient


  • Reviews surgery schedule on an ongoing basis to determine priority of surgical instrumentation needed
  • Inspects, tests, assembles, packages and labels OR surgical instruments in preparation of sterilization to ensure that instruments are ready and available when needed
  • Sterilizes instruments by operating steam sterilization
  • Runs biological monitoring and incubates, reads and records biological monitor results
  • Decontaminates instrumentation and equipment following facility written policies and procedures
  • Prepares disinfectants and other solutions and operates mechanical washers and ultrasonic cleaners for decontamination
  • Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective/preventive measures
  • Ability to receive and give direction and to identify and use proper chain of command. Demonstrate willingness to learn and accept changes
  • Adheres to the facility Standards of business conduct and HIPAA privacy and security requirements


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in the English Language
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles and theory relating to decontamination and sterilization procedures required
  • Detailed knowledge of identification and proper handling of surgical instrumentation and assembly of full surgical instrument tray, surgical power equipment, and scopes also required
  • Frequent periods of walking and standing
  • Exposure to and contact with disinfectants, cleaning agents, and sterilants. Work is performed in a clean, climate-controlled, well-lit environment


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), or Certified Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD)
  • One year of sterile processing experience preferred

The sterile processing position is Monday –Friday, 5 days a week with 8 hour shifts. There is no call, week-ends or holidays, but the candidate must be willing to work beyond scheduled hours if necessary.

How to Apply:

If interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and résumé through the form below or email to


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