Providence Health & Services Sterile Processing Technician - Valdez, AK in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, AK.

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for cleaning, inspection, assembly, sterilization, and distribution of instruments and equipment.

In this position you will:

  • Sterilize instruments and instrument sets according to manufacturer’s guidelines. Performs sterilization assertion testing and takes appropriate action, including load recall, in the event of a sterilization failure.

  • Take responsibility for accurately completing sterilization records.

  • Communicate in a manner that facilitates teamwork and collaboration in order to ensure patient safety and excellence in patient care.

  • Participate in department quality improvement initiatives, including peer review tray accuracy audits.

  • Comply with all department and facility safety protocols.

  • Identify real or potential issues that affect accuracy and timeliness of instrument processing and distribution; solve issues within area of knowledge, and refer complex issues to the appropriate team member.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • One (1) year experience as a Sterile Processing Technician, or performing Sterile Processing duties

  • CRCST or CBSPDT certification required to obtain within one (1) year

  • Must be able to visually distinguish colors

  • Must be able to follow written instructions and perform multiple tasks, and have a basic working knowledge of computers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduation or equivalent

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is an 11 bed Critical Access Hospital co-located with a licensed 10 bed Long Term Care facility. Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, clinicians and support staff provide quality and compassionate inpatient and outpatient health care to patients and residents. Our state of the art facility, built in 2004, is able to provide a wide array services including acute, emergency, Labor and Delivery, Radiology, Ultrasound, CT Scan, DEXA scan, CLIA certified laboratory, Rehab services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 136788