Sterile Processing Technician Lead in Chattanooga TN

Full-time @Steris in Business Process , in Engineering , in Healthcare , in Instrumentation , in Management , in Medical Technologist , in Sterile Processing , in Surgery
  • Chattanooga, TN, US, 37402 View on Map
  • Apply Before : January 3, 2023

Job Description

Join Steris as Sterile Processing Technician Lead in Chattanooga Tennessee. At the Steris you will perform tasks as listed below, Apply Steris Clinical Support, Operations & Education careers in Chattanooga TN.


Position : Sterile Processing Technician Lead

Job Category: Clinical Support, Operations & Education

Work location : Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Segment : Sterile Processing, Surgery, Business Process, Instrumentation, Medical Technologist, Healthcare, Management, Engineering



At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Our Healthcare Customers are federally mandated (by Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS) requiring vendors to have the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.  There are select Customers who do not accept any exceptions. Unvaccinated Associates may be excluded from working at a Customer site, require routine testing with an approved exemption (if accepted by the Customer) or have limited Customer access impacting their ability to remain employed. Additionally, we may be required to meet state mandates on COVID-19 vaccination, exemptions and/or booster requirements. This position is a Customer-facing role that falls under a state or CMS mandate.
How You Will Make a Difference
Are you ready to join a global organization and industry leader in Sterile Processing that provides endless opportunities to grow your career? If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you can make an impact on the health and safety of those around you, we’d love to discuss you joining our team as a Sterile Processing Technician. 


Our Sterile Processing Technicians take pride in their work because they know it plays an important role in patient safety, and every patient is someone’s loved one on the table. Safe procedures start with clean instruments. Our Sterile Processing Technicians work behind the scenes of healthcare facilities in a fast-paced environment, impacting patient safety without being patient facing. When healthcare facilities need the help of product experts, they call us because they know our Technicians are continuously trained on industry best practices.
What You Will Do

Supports daily operations and works proficiently in all activities that relate to the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes aligned within IPS professional standards and regulations.
Assists Sterile Processing Supervisor with ensuring proper operational procedures are followed and completes required documentation/reporting.
Assists and collaborates with Sterile Processing Supervisor on new employee orientation, on-the-job training, in-service education and STERIS or facility quality assurance programs.
Responsible for directing and communicating department workflow and Technician work assignments.
Reports and troubleshoots broken or missing instrumentation and equipment and communicates low par levels of SPD consumable supplies.
Identifies and leads process improvement initiatives.

What You Will Do

Responsible for management of pegboard inventory.
Answers and responds to calls from the operating room and other end-users during assigned shift.
Ensures navigator assignments are completed or assigned.
Coordinates and prioritizes surgical needs to ensure timely delivery of sterilized instruments to customers or appropriate storage location.
Escalates facility/department issues or concerns to ensure proper resolution.
Supports development and training of Sterile Processing Technicians.
Supports and adheres to STERIS, facility and regulatory policies and procedures.
Refers all decisions beyond personal scope of responsibilities to their Manager and or STERIS leadership if necessary.

What You Need to Be Successful

A high school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a Sterile Processing/Surgical Technologist program preferred.
3+ years of SPD experience with demonstrated proficiency in all SPD Technician responsibilities, including a solid proficiency and ability to work independently with all tray sets.
CRCST or CSPDT certification is required. Must also obtain CIS, CER/CFER, or STERIS Assessment certification within 6 months of hire.  

Both certifications must be maintained annually.
Must maintain certification by completing 12 Continuing Education Credit Hours each year.

Able to perform all job requirements of a Technician I, II and III.
Satisfactory performance, validation of skill level and ability to lead others in daily tasks and work flow required. Productivity, quality and attendance must meet company standards.
High School diploma or GED
1 year Sterile Processing experience with CRCST or CBSPD certification or 2 years’ experience
CRCST or CBSPD certification (or willing to complete within 12 months of hire)

What We’re Offering You in Return
STERIS is a global organization offering full time opportunities to join our growing team. We offer benefits including Medical/Vision/Dental, Paid Time Off, and a 401(k) with company match.


Our motto in the Sterile Processing Department is simple: 100% complete, 100% sterile, 100% on time. As a Sterile Processing Technician, you play a crucial role in making sure we live up to that standard. If you’re looking for the chance to impact dozens of people a day, and you want to further your career with a company that offers several opportunities for career development, click the apply button below. Let’s create a healthier and safer world, together.

STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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