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Sterile Processing Assistant

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Select benefits (0-19 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Variable
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Longview
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking candidates with healthcare training or experience for a Sterile Processing Assistant position at St. John Medical Center.    This is a  per diem role, working variable 8 hour shifts to provide additional staffing when needed.  

Req ID: 178035 



Continuously exemplifies the mission, values and customer service philosophy of PeaceHealth in job performance and in relationships to others.  This position is responsible for the cleaning, decontamination, and sterilization of instruments and supplies.



  1. Cleans, decontaminates instrumentation and supplies.
  2. Collects, disassembles, cleans and disinfects instrumentation used in procedures.
  3. Reassembles instruments and packages appropriately.
  4. Operates a variety of disinfecting equipment.
  5. Monitors and documents sterilization parameters.
  6. Cleans and maintains department equipment.
  7. Understands and applies the principles of asepsis in sterile processing work.
  8. Restocks work areas and delivers instrumentation to appropriate departments.
  9. Provides excellent customer service and participates in the performance improvement activities.
  10. Participates in staff education and department meetings.
  11. Performs other duties as required or assigned.



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  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred



  • Previous hospital or patient care experience is preferred.
  • Medical terminology is preferred.



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  • Ability to coordinate activities and work collaboratively with others is required.
  • Basic computer skill is required.
  • Well organized, detailed oriented and self-motivated is required.
  • Ability to utilize computers for email, training records and completing on-line education.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with the person served regardless of their age.



  • Work requires active physical exertion at least 66% of the time.     
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin and lung irritants, extreme cold or heat, sharp instruments or dangerous equipment; reasonable anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE).       
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).  
  • Ability to push and pull carts that weigh up to 100 lbs. 
  • Ability to stand on feet for the duration of any scheduled shift.
  • Requires high level of dexterity. 
  • Ability to stoop and bend consistently without restrictions.






There may be more than one opening on this posting.


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Longview community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.


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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Longview, LCR Delaware Campus (103)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $16.87, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Longview || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support ||Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, LPN || Per Diem/Relief || SURGICAL SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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