Sterile Processing Technician - Satellite Boulevard Outpatient Surgery Center:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Duluth Georgia

Requisition #:  23349     
Name of Location:   Children's at Satellite Boulevard Outpatient Surgery Center
Work Schedule:  Variable
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 


Performs a variety of duties in relationship to decontamination, preparation/assembly, sterilization, and distribution of trays/sets, equipment, and supplies with direct supervision. Performs routine cleaning such as wiping down tables. Participates in distribution of operating room supplies and trays/sets. Performs all tasks as assigned in a neat and organized manner. Maintains and prevents cross contamination by observing dress codes, environmental policies, and traffic control.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and graduation from a surgical technology or sterile processing technician program or 3 years of experience in a clinical environment


  • Sterile processing certification
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • 3 years of experience in a clinical environment or surgical technology or sterile processing technician program graduate


  • Experience in a surgical services environment


  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills


  1. Demonstrates efficient skills in decontamination, inspection, and cleaning of surgical instruments, flexible scopes, and respiratory devices according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  2. Uses sterile processing chemicals according to manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  3. Dons and doffs appropriate personal protection equipment.
  4. Demonstrates efficient skills in assembling accurate/complete surgical trays.
  5. Participates with and monitors process of building accurate and timely assembling of case carts for emergent/urgent and elective cases.
  6. Manages sterilization equipment appropriately.
  7. Validates sterilizer test parameters monitoring, e.g., bowie dick test, biologicals, and other forms of sterilization testing and responds appropriately to sterilization that does not pass.
  8. Assists with maintaining department sterilization records.
  9. Serves as Sterile Processing department service line leader.
  10. Supports operating room functions in sterile core.
  11. Uses chemicals in appropriate fashion, taking into consideration intended use and function of chemicals, including knowledge of appropriate personal protection equipment.
  12. Demonstrates expertise necessary to precept technicians in all aspects of sterilization process and Sterile Processing department activity.
  13. Assists with overseeing all department activities in absence of leadership to ensure flow of the highest level of operations by identification of issues and timely problem-solving, including reporting to supervisor.
  14. Assists with orientation of new personnel as defined by department.
  15. Shares in responsibility of answering telephones in a courteous, helpful manner and transferring calls to appropriate individuals.
  16. Participates in customer service excellence with patients, physicians, families, visitors, coworkers, and vendors.
  17. Fosters positive working relationships across departments and campuses with patients, physicians, families, visitors, coworkers, and vendors.
  18. Follows all applicable regulations, standards, and recommendations.
  19. Follows hospital and departmental safety instructions, policies, and procedures.
  20. Attends 80% of staff meetings/communication and job-related educational opportunities.
  21. Assists with planning and providing approved education to Sterile Processing department.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  2620 Satellite Boulevard, Duluth, GA  30096
Function:  Allied Health - Surgical Services



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

Basic Qualifications