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Sterile Processing Technician CEP

Job Title Sterile Processing Technician CEP Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Diagnostic Services Schedule Rotation Work Type Full time Department Central Sterile/Surgical Suite Inventory Team Date posted 08/08/2022 Job ID R-32664

Job Summary

Responsible for all aspects of the Sterile Processing Technician including designated responsibilities as they relate to instrument asset management, decontamination, assembly, sterilization, and process improvement efforts. Assists the lead technician as an additional resource to answer questions and resolve problems.

Job Duties

  • Performs duties as a preceptor and educator.
  • Serves as support for new employees.
  • Provides small group in services and informal educational displays in the department.
  • Assumes duties as mentor.
  • Works with department management and educator to review and revise tech orientation program, as necessary.
  • Helps coordinate activities with surgical pods, other teams, and departments.
  • Facilitates effective communication between surgical pod special needs and the Central Sterile department.
  • Evaluates operations and recommends changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Serves on department and hospital committees as requested.
  • Takes lead on special projects as assigned.
  • Performs all duties of a Sterile Processing Tech.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)


Minimum of 2 years-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Certified Sterile Processing Technician - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM); Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) within 18 months - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)


Communication; Multitasking; Teamwork; Mathematical; Mentoring Skills; Infection Control

Our Purpose & Values

Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes nine hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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