Sterile Processing Technician (SPD)

Job Details

Pay Range: $23 - $28.00 per hour
Start Date: May 08, 2023
Role Type: Full-time
Role Style: In-Office
Role Category: Medical

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Med Spa is San Diego’s most-awarded aesthetic team. When we founded our practice in 1988, we made the decision to create a place where you could count on the highest quality care while relaxing in a comfortable, home-like environment. Whether you’re working with us in cosmetic surgery or medical spa treatments, our philosophy holds the same today. We work to make people feel like their best self by providing the highest quality medical care & treating our patients like we would family. The secret of our success is hiring incredible people, who love what they do, work as a team, maintain the highest ethical standards, take initiative & have fun while doing it. If this sounds like a fit for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

We are looking for another superstar to join our award-winning practice! The ideal candidate is a team player that identifies with our 5 core values:

  1. We are patient-obsessed!
  2. We do the right thing.
  3. We work as a team.
  4. We do what’s expected and more.
  5. We spread joy 😊

Our culture is built on a foundation of teamwork, positivity, and respect. If our values resonate with you, then we hope to have the opportunity to create a welcoming space for you to learn, grow, and help us “make dreams become real”!


The Sterile Processing Technician (SPD) is responsible for the sterilization and cleaning of medical equipment, instruments, and supplies. The sterile processing technician’s responsibilities include retrieving contaminated supplies and delivering sterile supplies, maintaining inventory, and preparing sterile instrument trays for surgeries, examinations, and procedures.

To be a successful sterile processing technician, you should be meticulous with strong attention to detail. You should have a good working knowledge of a variety of sterilization techniques and be able to work with fragile equipment.

What you’ll do

  • Collecting used and contaminated equipment, instruments, and supplies for sorting and decontamination.
  • Manually cleaning supplies of contaminants, removing waste matter, and operating and maintaining decontamination equipment.
  • Preparing and packing decontaminated supplies for sterilization.
  • Monitoring and operating sterilization equipment.
  • Examining supplies meticulously to ensure they are properly cleaned and sanitized.
  • Testing and reporting any issues or problems with the sterilization equipment.
  • Sterilizing, preparing, wrapping, and organizing equipment into instrument trays for use during medical procedures.
  • Preparing and delivering all necessary equipment and instruments for surgeries, examinations, medical procedures, and medical carts.
  • Maintaining records of sterilization procedures, sterilized items, equipment maintenance, and supplies
  • Controlling the inventory, reordering supplies, and checking expiration dates.
  • Keeping patient confidentiality at all times

What you’ll bring

  • A High School diploma or equivalent and certification in sterile processing and distribution.
  • A clear background check
  • Strong attention to detail, vigilance, and meticulous care on the job.
  • Passion for keeping people safe.
  • Good judgment and critical-thinking skills.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to handle fragile equipment.
  • Technical skills and familiarity with sterilization techniques.
  • The ability to work well in a team or independently.


  • Highly creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Always strives to learn and improve skills and strategies
  • Able to multi-task and juggle between multiple accounts
  • Gets along with coworkers and acts as a team player
  • Handle stressful and busy periods with grace and ease.

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as needs evolve.

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