Surgical Care Affiliates

  • Sterile Processing Technician

    Job Location US-IL-Vernon Hills
    # 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:

    Hawthorn Surgery Center is a busy, multi-specialty, 5 OR, outpatient surgery center, primarily performing orthopedics, ENT, urology, podiatry and pain management procedures. Our center’s new building opened 4 years ago in Vernon Hills, IL and we are growing at an excitingly rapid pace

    Accountabilities / Responsibilities

    Imagine what it would be like to not work any weekends, holidays or shifts!


    We are seeking experienced Full-Time Sterile Processing Technicians who are dependable, detail-oriented, skilled problem solvers that have a collaborative, friendly working style.  The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for decontamination, correct tray assembly, and sterile processing of all instrumentation used in the operating room.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of regulatory standards for universal precautions, sterilization methodologies, and regulatory standards for biological monitoring.   Hawthorn Surgery Center is pleased to offer a competitive salary and full benefits including 401K with company match.  


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Cleaning/decontamination of instrumentation and equipment
    • Inspects, tests, assembles, packages, and labels operating room instrumentation and trays in preparation for sterilization to ensure that instruments are ready and available for use.
    • Sterilizes instruments in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations using various techniques such as steam and/or chemical products (ie: Aldahol, etc.)
    • Demonstrates ability to understand and use automated instrument washer and sterilizers.
    • Demonstrates ability to understand use, function, interpretation, documentation, and record-keeping of chemical and biological indicators related to instrument sterilization and high-level disinfection.
    • Completes all documentation to ensure the availability of accurate and
    • up-to-date information in accordance with established standards.
    • Assists teammates with daily preparation for current and future surgery schedules (pulling cases and assembling supplies/instruments), as assigned.
    • Assist with various tasks throughout the departments, as needed and assigned by Charge Nurse


    • High School Graduate or equivalent
    • 2 Years of Sterile Processing Experience required
    • Knowledge of typical OR equipment required
    • Orthopedic (Total Joint, Sports Medicine, Hand, Ankle, Spine and Pain Management) surgical experience strongly preferred.
    • Certification in Sterile Processing preferred
    • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.
    • Must be personable, friendly, and exhibit flexibility and positive interpersonal skills
    • Ability to be flexible with work schedule and maintain regular attendance

    Please click HERE to apply. 




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