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PeaceHealth Sterile Processing Technician in Springfield, Oregon


PeaceHealth is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position. The salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $21.90 – $32.50. The hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to education, training, work experience, terms of any applicable collective bargaining agreement, seniority, etc.

This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement. There may be more than one opening on this posting.

Job Summary

Responsible for operating autoclaves and other equipment to clean, decontaminate and sterilize instruments and equipment, including power equipment as applicable. Also responsible for inspecting and assembling instruments, trays and packs.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for the coordination, assembly and distribution of supplies, equipment and instruments for surgical cases.

  • Re-stocking inventory.

  • Cleaning, decontaminating, disassembling and sterilizing instruments and supplies.

  • Operate a variety of sterilization equipment.

  • Clean and maintain department equipment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • High School Diploma Preferred: or equivalent


  • Preferred: Completion of a National Central Service Technician course and/or six months experience as a Sterile Process Technician


  • Required within 1 Year: Natl Sterile Processing/Distribution Certification from IAHCSMM, CBSPD or other nationally recognized certifying body and

  • Required within 1 Year: CER Certified Endoscope Reprocessor if working in PHMG


  • Basic computer skills including MS Office applications. (Required)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communications. (Required)

Department / Location Specific Notes

Sacred Heart Medical Center-RiverBend:

  • A minimum of three (3) months’ experience as a Sterile Processing Technician required or three (3) month’s experience as a Veterinary Technician, Dental Technician, Surgical Support Aide, or other medical related technician role whose responsibilities included cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing surgical instrumentation.

Working Conditions


  • Ability to move around area with occasional sitting.

  • Fine motor skills to be able to grasp and control medical equipment, frequently.

  • Lift/Carry: Frequently up to 25 lbs.

  • Push/Pull: Frequently up to 10 lbs. force.

  • Reaching frequently.

  • Squat/ kneel occasionally.

Environmental Conditions

  • Exposure to biohazard, body fluids and airborne particles.

  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.


  • Vision and hearing required within normal limits (glasses, contacts, hearing aids permitted).

  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility ( .

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.