Sterile Processing Tech II, Central Processing, St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee

Requisition ID: 47333

Location: Presence St Mary Kankakee

Location Address:
500 West Court Street, Kankakee, IL  60901-3661 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 24
Employment Status: Part-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Rotating



The Sterile Processing (SP) Technician II under general direction, decontaminates, cleans, inspects, and assembles reusable instruments and trays.  The SP Technician II operates all sterilization equipment, including steam sterilizers, washer sterilizer, sonic cleaner, ETO gas sterilizer and STERRAD sterilizer.  The SPD Technician II is also responsible for monitoring and entering patient charges in the Meditech system and in tracking patient care equipment charges and rental. Maintains records, supplies, and other information for instruments and sterilization methods.



  1. Demonstrates understanding/knowledge of all concepts of decontamination including but not limited to:  transmission pathways, cross-contamination, barrier protection, and disinfection principles; complexities of steam, ETO, and STERRAD sterilization.  Continuously updates knowledge and skills.


  2. Processes instruments, trays, and linen packs.  Decontaminates and cleans all instruments and trays according to procedure.  Assembles instrument trays according to departmental instrument book.  Prepares packs for ED, OR, and OB per procedure.


  3. Operates steam sterilizers and washer sterilizers according to procedure.  Assembles departmental instruments, trays, and linen packs according to procedure.  Runs biological spore in every sterilization load containing implants.  Operates steam gun according to procedures.


  4. Operates ETO sterilizer and aerator according to procedure.  Demonstrates knowledge of OSHA standards and safety requirements for ETO sterilization.  Assembles instrument trays needing ETO sterilization  according to procedure.  Monitors appropriate biological test packs for ETO sterilization.


  5. Operates STERRAD sterilizer according to procedure.  Assembles instrument trays needing sterilization in STERRAD sterilizer according to procedure.  Monitors appropriate test packs for STERRAD sterilization.


    This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.  Other duties may be assigned.



    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                                


      Does Not Supervise Employees



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Education and/or Experience                                                              

    High School diploma or equivalent required. Minimum two years of experience with two years on the job training in a medical facility with firsthand knowledge of sterilization and decontamination processes required.


    Computer Skills                                                          


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) preferred



Business Unit: Presence St Mary Hosp Kankakee
Department Name: Central Processing PSMH

Presence Health Network
Full time
Kankakee, Illinois 60901-3661, US