West Suburban Medical Center, LLC

Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician, Lead - Oak Park

Oak Park, IL
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Job Description

Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician, Lead

Posted: Tuesday, 9/19/2023

For over 100 years, West Suburban Medical Center has supported generations of families in the Oak Park and surrounding areas. Our kind, caring hospital staff have a passion to heal and make a difference in our community. We understand that our employee sare the heart of our facility. If you are looking for a family atmosphere, a company committed to professional growth and a culture that embraces our five core values of Quality. Innovation. Service. Integrity. Transparency.

We offer a competitive benefits package including competitive salary, 401(k) savings plan, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time-off program, Tuition reimbursement, etc.


Responsibilities include ensuring all supplies, surgical instruments, and surgical trays are prepared for the operating rooms. Responsible for the timely delivery and pick up of the supplies that are needed on the patient care units.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Computer literacy in word processing and data entry
  • Must be knowledgeable in the concepts of cleaning technologies and processes normally acquired through 2-3 weeks of on the job training on instrumentation and sterilization
JOB DUTIES (* denotes “essential function”)
  • Demonstrates the WMH Transformation for Success eight elements, which are key in providing quality service to patients and customers. *
  • Follows hospital policy and manufacturer recommendation for the collection, cleaning, and decontamination of soiled instruments.
  • Assures quality of instrumentation by conducting visual inspection and periodic testing of instruments for proper functioning.
  • Identifies and assembles instrument trays as identified by tray lists and physician preferences. Places instruments in an orderly fashion on the tray. Labels trays with proper identification and communication forms. Reports and communicates to SPD supervisor or OR staff any missing items.
  • Assures sterility of trays by proper placement of appropriate indicators on the inside and outside of trays.
  • Provides proper wrapping and packaging of individual instruments to assure sterility. Correctly labels all packaging with appropriate information as required by standards and policies.
  • Prepares sterilizer loads with appropriate clinical and biological monitors as described in department policies and procedures. Loads sterilizer rack to insure proper penetration of all items with steam and heat. Verifies the parameters for sterilization are met upon completion of the cycle.
  • Reports any questionable monitor indicating a mechanical, chemical, or biological malfunction to the supervisor.
  • Distributes supplies to patient care units in a timely manner. Picks up reusable supplies and equipment from the patient care units.

West Suburban Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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At West Suburban Medical Center our mission is to improve the quality of life of every patient who enters our doors.
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