Surgical Care Affiliates

Sterile Processing Clerk (Pool) - Riverside Surgery Center of Rutherford

Job Locations US-NJ-Rutherford
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Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 11,000 teammates operate more than 260 surgical facilities that serve over 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit


Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

  • Positive work culture
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment
  • Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays
  • Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits
  • Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Excellent 401(k) Plan

Accountabilities / Responsibilities

  • Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining certification in sterile processing and current knowledge of job role parameters
  • Sterile Processing Technician has the responsibility of maintaining cleaning and sterilization processes for all surgical instrumentation, reusables, equipment, and supplies for the Center
  • Sterile Processing Technician will oversee operations and maintenance of the washers, sterilizers, and documentation of equipment cycles
  • Sterile Processing Technician will maintain manufacturer guidelines on site for equipment and will be aware of manufacturer recommendations for operations, cleaning, and maintenance, etc.
  • Sterile Processing Technician will maintain proper record keeping for all sterilization, biological and decontamination processes in the Center
  • Sterile Processing Technician will receive soiled instruments into Decontamination area and promptly process same
  • Sterile Processing Technician will ensure proper Preventative Maintenance is performed
  • Sterile Processing Technician will interact with maintenance personnel when necessary to ensure their service is provided in a timely fashion if equipment is taken out of service
  • Sterile Processing Technician will work in both soiled and clean utility rooms using proper personal protection equipment as directed in the policy and procedure manual
  • Sterile Processing Technician will stock the store room with supplies when needed and rotates stock, checks dates and ensures proper storage of these supplies
  • Sterile Processing Technician will assist in the picking of cases for the day when needed


  • High school graduate or GED required.
  • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
  • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred.
  • Prior experience as a surgical technologist/procedure technologist preferred.
  • Successful completion of BCLS Course within 90 days of employment required or documentation of current BCLS certification.
  • Certification in instrument processing is preferred.
  • Must be covid 19 vaccinated
  • Certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) is mandatory.
  • Recent documented experience processing surgical equipment and supplies
  • Able to function in a fast paced out-patient environment



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