Sterile Processing Technician

Surgical Care Affiliates Published: March 15, 2019
San Luis Obispo, CA
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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:

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
  • 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
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge and competence of designated skills identified for
  • 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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