Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Sterile Processing Technician

    Job Location US-CA-San Luis Obispo
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    SCA, a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. SCA operates more than 200 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description:


    San Luis Obispo Surgery Center is a 3 OR multi-specialty surgery center in partnership with Surgical Care Affiliates, Sutter Health, and local physicians. The ASC is Medicare certified and accredited by The Joint Commission. Specialties include ophthalmology, (including YAG Laser & SLT), general, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic/reconstructive, spine surgery, and pain management procedures.

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The Instrument Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining instruments and equipment in an optimal fashion and preparing instrumentation, equipment, and sterile supplies for the surgical patient. The Instrument Processing Technician is responsible to assist with the provision of patient care to meet identified patient outcomes, and to achieve the goals of the facility as directed by the clinical leader. The Instrument Processing Technician performs duties according to scope of practice designated by the facility position description, role and responsibilities and under the direction of the designated clinical leader.



    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Delivers safe patient care as directed by the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse and according to facility policy and procedure.
    • Demonstrates ability to meet patients and family's learning needs as identified in the plan of care under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.
    • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for position.
    • Functions as an Instrument Processing Technician under the direction of the Clinical Leader/Registered Nurse.



    • High school graduate or equivalent.
    • 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.

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