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CommonSpirit Health Sterile Processing Tech in DES MOINES, Iowa


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

This position is responsible for inspecting, assembling and wrapping procedure trays, instrument trays, linens, and surgical supplies for sterilization. Also responsible for sterilization processes. Maintains appropriate supply levels to meet patient care requirements.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of all surgical instruments.

  • Inspects instruments for cleanliness and proper function and prepares them for sterilization using procedure cards.

  • Assembles and prepares procedure trays, instruments trays, linens and surgical supplies for sterilization according to Quality Assurance procedures.

  • Proper labeling of instruments by set name and identifying who they belong to, including any missing items.

  • Operates steam and low temperature sterilizers according to standard practice.

  • Prioritizes instrument sets needing to be sterilized.

  • Works with consignment sets and sales representatives to ensure availability of necessary instruments.

  • Correctly identifies where specific instruments are kept.

  • Ability to issue supplies to requesting areas via computer.

  • Maintains records of instrument sets for productivity and quality assurance.

  • Maintains inventory of sterile supplies.

  • Answers telephone; fills special request orders.

  • Fills surgery case list orders with proper instrumentation.

  • Maintains organized work area and performs departmental cleaning as required.

  • Maintains record keeping of sterilization/decontamination process. Accurately and legibly fills out all mandated sterilization documents according to procedures.


· High school diploma or GED required/or working towards.

· Ability to read, write, comprehend, and speak English.

· Computer knowledge preferred.

· Knowledge of surgical instruments and sterilization process preferred.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances .

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request . We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

Requisition ID 2020-115649

Employment Type Full Time

Department Sterile Processing

Hours Per Pay Period 80


Shift Day

Standard Hours Days

Work Schedule 8 Hour