For the protection of patients, team members and all who enter our facilities, BJC has made the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for all team members, unless granted medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment.

Check the Status of your Application

Sterile Processing Tech II

Job Description

Additional Job Information

  • 40 Hours per Week -
  • Sign-On Bonus Eligible $2,500 -
  • 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. -

  • Job ID: 1221056
    Employment Status: Full-Time
    More Information:

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

    At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Perioperative Services team members find the kind of fast-paced environment that will test their professional judgment and critical thinking skills, and encourage tremendous growth. It's an exhilarating place to build a career. Here, you'll work with world-renowned surgeons and anesthesiologists, assist on unique and complex procedures, work with the latest technologies and treatments and play a vital role in developing new procedures and treatment protocols. In fact, people from all over the nation and the world come to Barnes-Jewish for our surgical specialties.


    Role Purpose

    Function as a team member in the operating room to support medical and nursing staff during the pre, intra, and postoperative phase, including preparing equipment and supplies for use by the medical team, cleaning and sterilizing equipment and reusable supplies, assembling case carts/trays and performing direct patient care as needed. Certified instrument processor. Works as high functioning member of a team supporting clinics, procedural areas and over 65 operating rooms. Works with complex tray configurations for variety of services including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT, trauma, transplant, cardiac, orthopedic, labor and delivery, fetal surgery, general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic cases and supports level 1 trauma center.


  • Utilizes and troubleshoots steam sterilizers. Works with operating room management system to build case carts (instrumentation as well as consumable supplies) for just-in-time delivery to the procedural areas or operating room and promptly notifies lead or supervisor of priority needs.
  • Follows proper techniques and procedures to ensure the integrity of the sterilization process. Troubleshoots steam and low temperature sterilizer malfunctions. Notifies engineering for repairs as needed. Cleans, inspects, disinfects and sterilizes a variety of complex surgical instrumentation, implants and power equipment in a 24/7 fast paced environment.
  • Disassembles, decontaminates, and processes instrumentation according to manufacturer and industry standards. Scans and documents set contents and completion for all trays per protocols and procedures with the use of the instrument tracking system. Ensures that the sets are free of bio-burden, functions properly and reassembled correctly ensuring the correct number of instruments are in the set. Provides cleaning and sterilization support for research related and IRB approved instrumentation. Performs all decontamination and high level disinfection (HLD) for flexible endoscopes and supports over 1000 process monthly.
  • Transports patients with any necessary materials and documents to treat or diagnose. Transports these case carts to appropriate areas of the hospital assuring that cross contamination does not occur while transporting.
  • Assembles and processes instruments sets, trays, supplies and linen; prioritizes trays and tasks according to the surgery schedule. Disassembles, cleans, inspects, tests functionality and assembles instrumentation and power equipment according to the instructions for use and industry standards for the operating rooms including ophthalmology, neurosurgery, ENT, trauma, transplant, cardiac, orthopedic labor and delivery, fetal surgery, general surgery, minimally invasive and robotic cases. They also support the level 1 trauma ED, clinics and other procedural areas of the Hospital. Provides cleaning and sterilization support for research related and IRB approved instrumentation. Performs all steps of manual cleaning and high level disinfection of endoscopes and other devices requiring high level disinfection.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma or GED


  • <2 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • 2-5 years

    Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer