Sterile Processing

Sterile Technician


As a Sterile Processing Technician, your job will be to ensure that all surgical instruments and some medical equipment used in the healthcare facility are cleaned and/or sterilized, assemble instrument trays for the operating room, placing instrument trays in the sterilizers, and monitor and record the use of the sterilizers/autoclaves. You may also be required to order supplies and distribute supplies throughout the healthcare facility.

A Sterile Processing Technician must be able to perform under stressful and emergency situations, have considerable patience, possess a strong sense of responsibility and concern for order, must work quickly, must be oriented to detail and must be sensitive to the needs of the patient and other members of the surgical team. Good teamwork, communication and professionalism are very useful to working successfully as a Sterile Processing Technician.