Lead – Certified Sterile Processing Technician JobTucson, AZ

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Why You'll Love This Job

Banner Surgery Center – Reid Park is managed by Atlas Healthcare Partners. The surgery center offers exceptional care and outstanding customer service to patients and physicians in the Tucson Community. This ASC can be adaptable to all specialties and offers two operating rooms for our focus on  Pain Management, Ophthalmology, ENT and Orthopedics.

Atlas Healthcare and Banner Health have partnered to manage, operate and grow Banner Surgery Centers throughout the Southwest.  As one of the fast-growing healthcare partnerships, our focus is to provide exceptional care and outstanding customer service to every patient, every physician, every time.  All this while focusing daily on their company core values of Integrity, Culture, Teamwork, Respect, and Results.  We provide top of the industry health and dental benefits with a matching retirement package.  It’s a special working environment and one we believe you will greatly enjoy. 

PAY CLASS: Full-time

PAY TYPE: Hourly

The Lead Certified Sterile Processing Technician will ensure that all sterile processing departments across the organization will have the support and assistance needed to provide consistent and necessary safe patient care and service.  TheLead CSPD Technician will be responsible for providing service and support to all Atlas SPD departments and SPD employees while assisting Atlas facilities with daily operations as needed.  Daily operations include, proper care and handling of all general and specialty instruments including the cleaning, decontamination, instrument identification, maintenance, assembly, packaging and distribution, and sterilization of surgical instrumentation while utilizing standard safety practices.


  • Providing orientation, training, initial competency validation and annual skills validation for new and existing CSPD technicians within Atlas.  Maintenance and verification of certifications and continuing education for CSPD techs within the organization.
  • Determining areas of opportunity for improvement processes while assisting with the maintenance and development of necessary policies and procedures.  Evaluate and ensure that policies are consistent throughout the organization and are routinely followed within the sterile processing departments.
  • Develop and maintain quality control processes to ensure patient safety, compliance, and process uniformity within the sterile processing department across the entire organization.
  • Communicating and implementing any changes to regulatory and accreditation requirements for sterile processing to all Atlas facilities. Note: Attendance and participation is required during all Atlas accreditation surveys.
  • Decontaminates, assembles, and packages all instruments following IFUs and established protocols as well as perform necessary repairs, reassembles and stores specialized surgical instruments. Prepares all order requests as necessary for replacement parts for instruments and additional equipment as necessary or upon request of physicians.
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment by adhering to Standard Precautions and Infection Control practices. Staff will don proper Personnel Protective equipment (PPE), follows protocols for decontamination process referencing Instructions for Use (IFU) supplied by the manufacturers.
  • Identifies instruments for all specialties and assures proper function. Follows protocol for repair or replacement of instruments that are not functioning properly. Assembles and packages all instrumentation and sets according to dept. protocol. Utilizes equipment according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and policies.
  • Operates steam autoclaves, ETO and Gas Plasma sterilizers. Maintains appropriate logs and records relating to the sterilization process, including the Ethylene Oxide Aeration Records, Sterilizer Load Records, and Biological Monitoring Records.
  • Responds to problem calls from the Operating Room and performs preliminary investigation. Determines priority level of instrumentation and equipment requests and other hospital needs. Directs services in a competent and professional manner while assuring OR priorities are completed in a timely manner.
  • Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards.
  • Provides all customers with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.


  • High school diploma or GED required. 
  • Requires current national certification as a SPD Technician, Certified Registered Central Service Technician or Surgical Instrument Processor and relevant experience with sterilizing instruments which qualifies the candidate for the national certification exam or certified registration. 
  • A minimum of 5 years equivalent job experience is required.
  • Must have mechanical aptitude with the ability to break down moving parts, clean, lubricate and reassemble, problem solve incomplete trays and missing instrumentation and have effective organizational, communication and human relation skills. 

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