Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Sterile Processing Technician

    Job Location US-OR-Portland
    # 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 210 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 7,500 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit


    Facility Description: 

    East Pavilion Surgery Center is a new Ambulatory Surgery Center located in the East Pavilion of Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center at 9135 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 161.  The facility will open with five operating rooms. East Pavilion Surgery Center will be proud to offer a wide range of outpatient services to patients, including but not limited to Urology, Otorhinolaryngology, Neurology, Gynecology and Plastic Surgery 

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    The technician is responsible for decontamination, correct assembly and sterile processing of all instrumentation used in the operating rooms.  Must have a working knowledge of regulatory standards for universal precautions, sterilization methodologies and regulatory standards for biological monitoring. Supports the philosophy, objectives and goals of East Pavilion Surgery Center. Participates in various quality activities as appropriate and as directed by the Director of Nursing, Medical Director and/or the Quality Committee(s)


     Key Responsibilities:

    • 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.
    • Interprets OR surgery schedule and selects appropriate case cart set up lists
    • Assembles OR case carts if applicable.
    • Prepares and uses solutions per manufactures instructions used in the decontamination of OR instrumentation and equipment.
    • Follows OR written policies and procedures in decontamination of OR instrumentation and equipment.
    • Operates mechanical ultrasonic cleaner and washer decontaminator.
    • Sterilizes instruments by operating corresponding equipment for various types of sterilization techniques that involves steam and/or chemical products (i.e., peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, glutaraldehydes, etc).
    • Performs biological monitoring as appropriate; incubates, reads and records results accurately.
    • Serves as a resource to surgeons and nurses during surgical procedures in the surgical suites regarding instrumentation typically on a stat basis.
    • Maintains OR Sterile Stores and specialty service inventory.
    • Prepares and delivers written inventories and requested supplies to the OR
    • Decontaminates instrumentation and equipment in the Operating Room following written policies and procedures.
    • Adheres to written policies of the surgery center.
    • Recognizes safety hazards and initiates appropriate corrective and/or preventive measures.
    • Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Program.
    • Participates in task forces and committees as assigned.
    • Demonstrates willingness to learn and accept changes.
    • Performs duties and tasks specific to the work area assigned.
    • Responsible for completing mandatory classes relative to job responsibilities at the surgery center.


    • High School graduate or equivalent required. Graduate of accredited central service program or surgical tech program within past years preferred
    • BCLS certification within 6 months of hire date
    • One-year assembly and sterilization of OR surgical instrumentation experience (within past three years)

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