Providence Health & Services Sterile Processing Technician in Valdez, Alaska


Providence is calling a Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Dept, Variable Shift, 0.9) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska.

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for cleaning, inspection, assembly, sterilization, and distribution of instruments and equipment.

In this position you will:

  • Sterilize instruments and instrument sets according to manufacturer’s guidelines. Performs sterilization assertion testing and takes appropriate action, including load recall, in the event of a sterilization failure.

  • Take responsibility for accurately completing sterilization records.

  • Communicate in a manner that facilitates teamwork and collaboration in order to ensure patient safety and excellence in patient care.

  • Participate in department quality improvement initiatives, including peer review tray accuracy audits.

  • Comply with all department and facility safety protocols.

  • Identify real or potential issues that affect accuracy and timeliness of instrument processing and distribution; solve issues within area of knowledge, and refer complex issues to the appropriate team member.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • CRCST or CBSPDT certification within 1 year of hire

  • 1 year experience as a Sterile Processing Technician, or performing Sterile Processing duties

  • Must be able to visually distinguish colors

  • Must be able to follow written instructions and perform multiple tasks, and have a basic working knowledge of computers

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • High school graduation or equivalent

About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE’s). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for “swing bed” status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: Alaska-Valdez

Req ID: 188115