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Providence Health & Services Lead Sterile Processing Technician - Sterile Processing in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Lead Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing, Day Shift, 0.90 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Direct the work flow of SPD Technicians on designated shift in order to meet the needs of SPD’s customers.

  • Make work assignments that are fair and equitable and in a manner that promotes staff learning and development.

  • Monitor staff productivity on assigned shift.

  • Anticipate and understand the needs of SPD’s customers and prioritize work flow to ensure those needs are met.

  • Ensure that instrumentation is available in a timely manner through collaboration with Operating Room Team Leaders, OR Case Expeditor and the Clinical Staff and Leaders in the departments served by SPD.

  • Understand current sterilization standards (ANSI/AAMI) and monitor activities on designated shift to ensure that standards are being met.

  • Maintain appropriate logs and documentation for sterilization equipment and instrument sets.

  • Act as a resource to staff regarding sterilization processes.

  • Perform the duties of the Sterile Processing Technician at the expert level.

  • Be able to trouble shoot minor problems with sterilization equipment and instruments.

  • Communicate issues with instruments and equipment with repair personnel.

  • Initiate instrument recalls when appropriate.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)

  • 2 years experience in sterile processing or related field

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduation or equivalent

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is an 11 bed Critical Access Hospital co-located with a licensed 10 bed Long Term Care facility. Our team of physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, clinicians and support staff provide quality and compassionate inpatient and outpatient health care to patients and residents. Our state of the art facility, built in 2004, is able to provide a wide array services including acute, emergency, Labor and Delivery, Radiology, Ultrasound, CT Scan, DEXA scan, CLIA certified laboratory, Rehab services including Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 215540