Sterile Processing Tech I, II or III Job:
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Memphis Tennessee


Performs daily activities for cleaning, decontamination, packaging, sterilizing and storing of surgical instruments and supplies.  May serve as a resource person for the non-certified SPD techs. Maintains inventory levels and ensures proper care and operation of equipment. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




High school diploma or equivalent



Must achieve SPD certification (CBSPD) within 24 months after date of hire. CRCST certification (IAHCSMM) will also be considered as an alternative.













  • Knowledge of aseptic technique, sterilization techniques, infection control requirements, and surgical procedures and instruments is preferred.
  • Must be competent to perform all job functions by the end of orientation.
  • Ability to understand and perform basic principles of infection control and aseptic technique.
  • Exhibit manual dexterity and speed in performing assembly line tasks.
  • Ability to communicate promptly, clearly and accurately in both written and oral form.
  • Ability to organize tasks and maintain control of work flow.
  • Work requires the ability to read and understand complex instructions and perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Must possess current driver’s license and automobile for daily use in the position.  Must maintain auto liability insurance.
  • May be required to float to other locations as needed.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Performs activities for the decontamination, assembly, packaging, processing, and sterilization of surgical instruments according to standards.
  • Stocks and replenishes supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains and ensures adherence to the sterile field by applying principles of aseptic techniques in accordance with regulatory guidelines and infection control procedures.

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Basic Qualifications