Sterile Processing Technician Lead in Austin, Texas, United States
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St. David's Medical Center

Sterile Processing Technician Lead

Austin, TX, United States
Full-time • Nights 7-10 Hrs/Wkends Rotate
Supervisors Team Leaders and Coordinators   Job ID: 13892
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Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a(an) Sterile Processing Technician Lead? At St. David's Medical Center, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


At St. David's Medical Center, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

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You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Sterile Processing Technician Lead like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

Job Summary

As the Sterile Processing Technician Lead, you will receive, decontaminate, test, assemble, and sterilize various reusable instruments and trays. You will also store supplies and instruments, operate cleaning and sterilization equipment, and assist the Sterile Processing Supervisor with quality control and documentation.

  • You will retrieve equipment and instrumentation from operating rooms and perform decontamination and performance testing
  • You will notify the appropriate unit supervisor of malfunctioning equipment or defective supplies
  • You will assemble surgical trays
  • You will prepare and file appropriate documentation for each sterilizer load
  • You will properly load, operate, and clean all sterilizers and equipment using biologicals and chemical control tests
  • You will examine all received supplies for expiration dates, package integrity, or visible damage
  • You will rotate and store stock and report any shortages to the Sterile Processing Supervisor
  • You will ensure general cleaning of department surface areas, racks, shelves, storage cabinets, and all storage areas

Job Requirements


  • 1 year of previous experience working with instrumentation and infection control procedures
  • 3 years of previous experience working with instrumentation and infection control procedures – preferred


  • High school graduate/GED
  • Completion of an accredited sterile processing program within 6 months of hire, OR 5 years of experience working at St. David’s Medical Center in Sterile Processing
  • 1 year of college in a related field – preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Sterile Processing Technician certification from International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSSM) OR Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required within 6 months of hire
  • Certification in Healthcare Leadership (CHL) through International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) – preferred

St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service hospital located in central Austin, Texas. This 300+ bed facility features a 24-hour emergency department, the region’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the internationally-renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The full scope of services provided at St. David’s Medical Center includes cancer care, heart and vascular care, imaging services, joint replacement and orthopedics, women’s services, complex surgical services, and a Bariatric Surgery Center. The facility is home to a 60+ bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient comprehensive care.

St. David’s Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our Sterile Processing Technician Lead opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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