Senior Sterile Processing Technician at County of Riverside in Moreno Valley, California

Posted in General Business 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Riverside County University Health System - MC (RUHS-MC), seeks candidates to fill a Senior Sterile Processing Technician position. The Lead Central Sterile Technician assists with overseeing the daily operations of the department and assists with new hire on-boarding .

The Senior Sterile Processing Technician is also responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, processing, and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department throughout the hospital and outlying clinics.

The Senior Sterile Processing Technician is the advanced journey and lead level classification in the Sterile Processing Technician series and reports to the Supervising Sterile Processing Technician, Sterile Processing Manager or equivalent level manager. Incumbents exercise a high degree of independent judgement, provide oversight to subordinate staff and perform the most complex assignments requiring extensive knowledge and proficiency.

Meet the team!


• Inspect, test, clean, decontaminate, and sterilize returned reusable medical equipment and surgical equipment, supplies and instrumentation, ensuring all parts have been returned and are operable, selecting appropriate cleaning agents and decontamination and sterilization processes; perform minor maintenance and repairs on medical equipment as needed.

• Identify and assemble medical and surgical instrumentation and supplies using count sheets; package in accordance with sterilization technique to be used; generate and attach labels and billing codes; sterilize, and if required, aerate.

• Assemble instruments and supplies for surgery or case/specialty cart procedures using pick lists; distribute sterilized supplies and patient care equipment, maintaining required inventory levels throughout hospital and clinics; check correctness of requisitions and accuracy of inventory and issue supplies; issue prescribed medical supplies and equipment to patients.

• Create and maintain accurate equipment tracking, inventory, sterilization, and testing records and logs using a computer, laser wand, or scanner for barcode entry; run reports; may assist in ordering sterile supplies; may requisition and sign for special order items.

• Store and maintain all sterile supplies and respiratory therapy equipment; stock and maintain processing areas; clean and test sterilizers; keep storage areas clean and orderly; inspect, fold and stack sterilized linen.

• Track equipment sent to outside vendors to ensure return to the proper department after repair.

• Establish and maintain courteous cooperative relations with public, patients, and other personnel.

• Assign, review and coordinate the work of Sterile Processing Technicians.

• Conduct employee in-service training sessions to ensure that techniques and procedures keep pace with industry technology.

• Revise and create policy and procedure manuals; receive and respond to inquiries or complaints from departmental personnel concerning supplies and equipment.

• Inspect work to ensure safety and quality standards are met.

• Ensure that department policies and procedures are followed.

• Provide vacation and temporary relief as required.

Education: Graduation from high school, possession of a Certificate of Proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or attainment of a satisfactory score on a G.E.D. examination.

Experience: Two years of experience equivalent to the County of Riverside Sterile Processing Technician II or above with responsibility for sterilizing, preparing and issuing medical equipment.

Knowledge of: Medical equipment, supplies and instruments used in an acute care hospital setting; aseptic and sterilization techniques.

Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others; keep simple records; advise and assist others in the performance of their duties; work with minimal supervision; conduct aseptic training sessions; solve unusual technical problems related to aseptic techniques.

Veterans' Preference
The County has a Veterans Preference Policy. Upload a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) with your application. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans 'preference. See the policy here:

What's Next?
This recruitment is opened to all applicants. Candidates who are current employees of the RUHS Public Health Department will be given priority consideration. These applicants will be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.


Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), official/unofficial transcript(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your NeoGov account. If your education was completed outside of the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your Foreign Education Equivalency evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).

For specific questions regarding this position, please contact Veronica Garcia at 951-955-5557 or e-mail at

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION INSURANCE: A choice of different medical, dental and visions plan are available to elect. The County provides a Flexible Benefit Credit contribution as governed by the applicable LIUNA Memorandum of Understanding to contribute towards the cost of these plans.

Note: Employees on assignment through the Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) receive different benefits. See the list here .
MISCELLANEOUS RETIREMENT: County of Riverside has three retirement Tiers through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

  • Tier I (Classic Member - Formula 3% @ 60): Applicable to current and former County of Riverside local miscellaneous employees hired prior to 08/24/2012 and did not withdraw CalPERS contributions. The employee contribution is eight (8%) percent.

  • Tier II (Classic Member - Formula 2% @ 60): Applicable to local miscellaneous employees 1) hired after 08/23/2012 through 12/31/2012; 2) Previously employed with another CalPERS contracting public agency or a reciprocal retirement system, with a break in service of less than six months between the separation date with the previous employer and the appointment date with the County of Riverside. The employee contribution is seven (7%) percent.

  • Tier III (PEPRA New Member - Formula 2% @ 62): Applicable to CalPERS local miscellaneous new members hired on or after the implementation of the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA) which took effect January 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2020, the employee contribution is 7.25% and subject to change annually.

A new member is defined as any of the following:
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any California Public Retirement System.
  • A new hire who enters CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who was a member with another California Public Retirement System prior to that date, but who is not subject to reciprocity upon joining CalPERS.
  • A member who first established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is rehired by a different CalPERS agency after a break in service of greater than six (6) months.

  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members".

    Contribution rates are subject to change based on the County of Riverside annual actuarial valuation.


    This summary is for general information purposes only. Additional questions regarding retirement formulas can be sent to or by calling the Benefits Information Line at (951) 955-4981,
    Option 2.

    If you have prior service credit with another CalPERS agency or within agencies, please contact CalPERS at (888) 225-7377 to determine which retirement tier would be applicable to you. CalPERS is governed by the Public Employees' Retirement Law. The Retirement Law is complex and subject to change. If there's any conflict between this summary and the law, the law will prevail over this summary.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: Voluntary employee contribution with a choice between two 457 deferred compensation plan options.

    VACATION ACCRUAL (Bi-Weekly Accrual):

    0< 3 year = 80 Hours (10 Days)
    4< 9 years = 120 Hours (15 Days)
    10 or more years = 160 Hours (20 Days)

    Maximum Vacation leave accumulation is 480 hours.

    SICK LEAVE: Four (4) hours Sick Leave accrual per pay period with unlimited accrual.

    HOLIDAYS: Normally 12 paid holidays per year

    BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Allowed 5 days (3 days are County paid; 2 additional days can be taken from accrued Sick Leave balance)

    BASIC LIFE INSURANCE: Equal to one times annual base salary not to exceed $50,000 of term life coverage. Premiums are paid by the County. Additional Supplemental Life plan is available for employee purchase.

    DISABILITY: Short-term Disability benefit pays up to a maximum of $461.54 weekly, payable up to a maximum of 52 weeks.

    POST RETIREMENT MEDICAL CONTRIBUTION: A monthly contribution is made by the County towards retiree health insurance offered through the County as governed by the applicable Memorandum of Understanding.

    OTHER: There may be other benefit provisions as specified in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding. Please contact the recruiter listed on the job posting directly for more information.