Sterile Processing Technician job description

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Job brief

We are seeking a professional, detail-focused Sterile Processing Technician to join our team! The ideal candidate will have a strong background in providing sterile equipment in a medical facility or clinical setting and have a strong understanding of infection control procedures. The focus of the role will be to provide a timely, reliable sterilization service to the clinic or hospital to which you are assigned.


  • Liaise with various departments to ascertain their needs for sterilization of equipment.
  • Collect equipment that requires sterilization.
  • Ensure that all equipment is sterilized in line with company policy and infection control regulations.
  • Distribute sterilized equipment to various departments within the clinical setting.
  • Ensure that all healthcare, laboratory, and any other required equipment is sterilized on request.
  • Work to tight deadlines to ensure that the flow of equipment meets the business needs.
  • Ensure sufficient availability of sterilized equipment for all departments.
  • Ensure that decontamination, infection control, and any other procedures are adhered to at all times.


  • High School education or above
  • Certification (NICHSPDP or ISCHIM) required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infection control, sterilization, and decontamination procedures
  • At least one year of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent attention to detail ability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent time-keeping skills
  • Ability to prioritize own workload effectively
  • Ability to work well under pressure, to agreed deadlines and time frames

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