CentraState Healthcare System

Sterile Processing Technician

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/11/2021 9:11 AM)
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
CentraState Medical Center
Work Schedule


CentraState Helathcare System, headquartered in Freehold, New Jersey is a leading non – profit healthcare delivery system in New Jersey. The System includes CentraState Medical Center a community-based hospital, an ambulatory campus, three senior living facilities and three free-standing community health pavilions, and a charitable foundation. As the 3rd largest employer in Monmouth County, CentraState Healthcare System continues to live up to its reputation of being a truly great place to work recently designated a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company.


CentraState Medical Center is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician. Sterile Processing Technician maintains Sterile Processing Service standards for cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storage and distribution of sterile supplies and patient care equipment. Sterile Processing Technician monitors and evaluates sterilization process.


  • Ensures soiled equipment is retrieved from patient care area in a timely manner. All contaminated equipment should be covered for transport.
  • Is able to distinguish between different disinfectants and detergents and know how to use and what to use them on.
  • Follows set procedures using Preference Sheet, Count Sheets and or computer.
  • Remove instruments requiring repair, replace as needed reports damaged or missing instruments to SPD manager.
  • Follows manufacturer's operating instructions.
  • Is able to use Steam Sterilizers, Steris System I, Sterrad, and instrument washer.
  • Accurately reads and signs all sterilization recording charts.
  • Performs Bowie Dick test and biological test and accurately documents results.
  • Follows procedure for distribution of sterile supplies.
  • Stocks and transports case carts according to policy and procedure.
  • Distributes patient care equipment in a timely manner.
  • Follows Sterile Storage Policy.
  • Checks expiration date on sterile items. Rotates stock in Sterile Storage.
  • Ensures linen is de-linted and inspected for holes.
  • Assists in the picking and loading of supplies and instrumentation for the next day's Main OR and Labor & Delivery schedules.
  • Collaborates with O/R staff and Desk Coordinator to facilitate instruments for cases and promotes expedient turnover.
  • Follows procedure for inventory of all patient care equipment.
  • Checks orders to ensure proper items are being signed for.
  • Participates in PI/QA activities as requested.



High school diploma or equivalent is required

Sterile Processing Technician training course


Work Experience:

One year as a sterile processing technician preferred


Licenses and Certifications:

Certification as Sterile Processing Technician

National sterile processing program recognized by the NJSDHSS


Required Knowledge and Skills:

Verbal and written communications skills required

About Us

CentraState Healthcare System aims to enhance the health and well-being of our communities through the compassionate delivery of quality healthcare. We are confident that you will find success within CentraState Healthcare System, which is Magnet Recognized and was designation a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company by Great Place to Work®. When you bring your talent to CentraState, you are joining a trailblazing healthcare facility, committed to providing in high-quality, patient-focused care. Join us in making incredible strides in healthcare, and making a difference in our community.


We believe in enriching the lives of our employees through work/life balance initiatives, tuition assistance, career advancement opportunities and much more.


Find out why our employees love their jobs and being part of the CentraState family!


What We Offer:

  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits package and rewards program
  • Leading edge technology
  • Great staff-to-patient ratio’s
  • Career Development and Growth Opportunity
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Comprehensive Retirement / Savings Programs
  • Continuing Education / Onsite Training
  • A warm, welcoming company culture based upon mutual respect and a collaborative goal of providing excellent patient care
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Concierge Services with Work & Family Benefits
  • Magnet recognized healthcare facility


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