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Department: Sterile Processing - CFH_10_19
Usual Schedule: Monday-Friday 6am-2:30pm
Regions: Carle Foundation
On Call Requirements: none
Job Category: Patient Care
Work Location: Carle Foundation Hospital
Employment Type: Full - Time
Nursing Specialty:
Job Post ID: 36764
Secondary Job Category:
Experience Requirements: None
Weekend Requirements: rotation
Education Requirements: Not Indicated
Shift: Day
Location: Urbana, IL
Holiday Requirements: rotation
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Job Description

The Sterile Processing Distribution (SPD) Technician is responsible for decontaminating, disassembling, cleaning, reassembling, packaging, and sterilizing instrumentation for surgical cases, clinics and the nursing units. Follows protocols to ensure equipment/instrumentation processing meets standards for AAMI and organizational Infection Control guidelines. Provides both disposable and reusable equipment to the Operating Room. Dispenses disposable supplies utilized in OR cases.

None Required

None specified.

Basic computer skills. Understanding of Basic Medical Terminology. Ability to perform detail oriented work repetitiously for long periods of time. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to work in an environment that frequently responds to STAT and ASAP customer needs. Ability to perform tasks with minimal error. Must possess critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Performs the re-assembly and packaging of instrument sets accurately and efficiently and in accordance with department policies and procedures and/or the manufacturer's instructions for use.
  • Performs manual and mechanical cleaning of reusable instrumentation and equipment.
  • Inspects instruments for cleanliness. Inspects instruments for defects and proper functionality. Uses various electronic equipment to inspect electrosurgical instruments and cables for defects.
  • Restocks Specialty Carts and Omnicells as necessary.
  • Documents completed work and verifies processing parameters.
  • Performs accurate documentation within the SPD Information system.
  • Sterilize instrument sets in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and manufacture instructions for use (IFU).
  • Pick supplies for same day/next day surgical cases.
  • Answer telephone calls from internal and external customers.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. We are committed to creating a diverse and welcoming workplace that includes partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving customers throughout our communities. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with all federal state and local ordinances. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. | For more information: Positions are not available for remote work in the state of Colorado.

Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for Medical or Religious exemption will be permitted.


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