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Swedish Health Services Sterile Processing Technician II in Edmonds, Washington


Swedish is looking for a Sterile Processing Technician II (Per diem, Variable Shift) to work at Swedish Edmonds in Edmonds, WA .

The Sterile Processing Technician II must be able to perform all duties of Sterile Processing Tech I, including operating decontamination equipment to sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment, including power equipment. Assemble surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs; fill surgery case carts from predetermined listings; delivers case carts to surgical floor. Assist in the training of Sterile Processing Tech I.

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established departmental standards by following policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance programs, including biological and chemical monitoring, safety, environmental and infection control standards.

  • Render used items clean and decontaminated manually or mechanically by following established policies and procedures in the decontamination area for instruments, supplies, carts and equipment.

  • Participate in department sterilization objectives by following policy and procedures regarding assembly, inspection, sterilizing, storage and handling of instrument trays, supplies and equipment appropriately.

  • Responsible for management of some mobile equipment used in the patient care areas including maintaining established par level for each area

  • Perform supply function by inventory of user storage area, replenishment of inventory par levels, and responding to hospital supply needs in a timely and accurate manner. Restock specialty carts/kits that contain vials of numbing medications, saline, limited ointment, IV’s, etc.

  • Assure inventory levels maintained by recording supplies/equipment issued, rotation of stock and the maintenance of departmental records reports and files.

  • Responsible for cleanliness of work areas. Operate cleaning equipment and maintain appropriate records according to department standards.

  • Answer department phone calls and relay messages as appropriate. Effectively work with coworkers, supervisor, management and customers

  • Recognize malfunctions of instruments and take appropriate action.

  • Assist with training in the basic principles of sterile technique and proper operation of a variety of department equipment.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year experience in a hospital sterile processing, central services, or surgical supply and equipment environment. (Equivalency: Graduated from an accredited Sterile Processing/Central Services course and six months experience in a hospital sterile processing, central services, or surgical supply and equipment environment.).

  • Exposure to surgical instrumentation knowledge and/or terminology required. Surgical instrumentation knowledge may be obtained by experience in repair of surgical instruments, manufacturing of surgical instruments, and/or surgical services patient care assistant.

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of sterilization techniques and proper monitoring process

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Current certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or ASHCSP (American Society of Healthcare Central Personnel)

About the Edmonds Campus.

Swedish/Edmonds (formerly Stevens Hospital) has been providing sound and thoughtful care for patients in the greater Seattle area for more than 45 years. We pride ourselves in employing only the most qualified and caring professionals. We are not simply a hospital or a workplace. We are a family. We are a community. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate health care services. On Sept. 1, 2010, Stevens joined the Swedish family and became Swedish/Edmonds to create an innovative, regional health-care delivery network that provides more local services, while giving residents greater access to the latest medical treatments and the comprehensive services of the Swedish system.

The Swedish/Edmonds campus includes:

  • 217 licensed beds

  • 450 of the most qualified physicians and specialists on medical staff

  • 1,400 staff including clinical and non-clinical personnel

  • Full scope of medical and surgical services, including Level IV Trauma emergency medicine, diagnostic, treatment and support services

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Washington-Edmonds

Work Locations: Edmonds Main Bldg (WA151) 21601 76th Ave W Edmonds, 98026

Req ID: 319181