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Sterile Processing Technician - Sterile Processing Dept. - FT Second Shift - Winnie Palmer Hospital


Sterile Processing Technician - Sterile Processing Dept. - FT Second Shift - Winnie Palmer Hospital

Department: WPH Sterile Processing
Full Time
ReqID: req38725

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies

Located on the downtown Orlando campus, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies opened in 2006, providing programs and services focused on the unique needs of women and newborns. Specialized care covers all facets of women's health, from comprehensive gynecological services and minimally invasive surgeries to obstetrics and high-risk pregnancies and births. The hospital is “Magnet” recognized for nursing excellence and high-quality patient care and is certified in perinatal care by The Joint Commission. Welcoming nearly 14,000 babies each year, the hospital's 350 beds include 142 neonatal intensive care beds, making it one of the largest neonatal intensive care units under one roof in the country. As a sister hospital with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer for Children, the hospital was included in the 2021-22 “Best Children's Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report, recognized for expertise in Neonatology, and, together with Orlando Health ORMC, was included in the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals® list for 2021.

The WPHSPD department provides services including the decontamination, inspection, preparation, packaging, sterilization, and distribution of surgical instruments in the Operating Room, and nursing units. The SPD also works collaboratively with other units throughout the hospital to ensure that other patient care equipment is maintained and disinfected according to manufacturer specifications. The sterile processing staff is scheduled to provide flexible sterile processing services for elective scheduled, urgent and emergency cases around the clock. WPH Sterile Processing Department provides coverage for urgent and emergent cases 24/7.

The Experienced Sterile Processing Technician demonstrates, through clinical practice, knowledge and a clear understanding of the entire sterilization process, from cleaning and decontamination through packaging, sterilization and distribution.


One (1) year of experience in sterile processing.


High school graduate or equivalent.

Within first year of employment:

  • Completion status in the Orlando Health SPD Core Course; or
  • Nationally certified through:
    o International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM); or
    o The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
  • Maintain 12 continuing education points per year.

Essential Functions

  • Has high professional and ethical standards that are employed in making critical decisions in every aspect of the sterilization process.
  • Uses knowledge of microbiology and infection control in determining the best method of processing ever changing, highly technical patient care instrumentation and equipment.
  • Has advanced knowledge of the function of surgical instrumentation during the course of patient care in the operating room suite in at least one surgical specialty.
  • Proficient in the decontamination of surgical instrumentation as well as a wide variety of patient equipment.
  • Responsible for the sterilization of all instrumentation, equipment and supplies that are requested from customer departments.
  • Responsible for daily record keeping and chemical, mechanical, & biological monitoring relative to sterilization processes.
  • Participates in the preceptor-ship and orientation of new team members.
  • Consults with and works directly with the SPD Supervisor, and/or the SPD Operations Specialist, regarding unit activities.
  • Works as the patient's advocate regarding the most correct and safest form of sterilization for all patient use instrumentation and equipment.
  • Assures that through specific infection control procedures a safe environment is maintained.
  • Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.

Other Related Functions

  • Participates in all unit quality control activities. He or she must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of their role to patient care.
  • Responsible for helping to maintain a safe environment for fellow team members as well as patients.
  • Completes special projects, without supervision, as assigned by departmental leadership.

ADDRESS: 83 W. Miller St (WPH) Orlando FL 32806


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