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Central Sterile Specialist at Vancouver Clinic

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Vancouver, Washington

Job Description:

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including two doses of a 2-dose series or a single dose of a 1-dose series prior to start date. Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days post series completion date.

Certification not required, experience preferred.

Processes, sterilizes, and maintains reusable instruments. Follows recommended and mandated procedures to ensure the safety and sterility of reusable instruments.

Schedule: Will work 4 x 10-hour shifts, Mon-Wed-Thurs-Fri (Tuesdays off)


Instrument Care

  • Cleans and sterilizes surgical instruments according to Clinic procedure.
  • Cleans and disinfects flexible endoscopes according to vendor recommendations and Clinic procedures.
  • Assembles procedure instrument sets for the ASC based on provider preference and Clinic protocol.

  • Maintains equipment in good working order.

  • Assists in trouble shooting problems with flexible endoscopes and surgical equipment.

  • Monitors instruments for quality and seeks repair or replacement.

Quality Assurance

Maintains current knowledge of disinfection/sterilization technique through continuing education and professional equipment. Performs quality control procedures on a routine basis and documents according to established procedures.


  • Serves as Clinic resource for information regarding care and maintenance of instruments.

  • Works with manager in maintaining adequate supply and purchase of new instruments.

  • Works with surgical staff and providers to prepare adequate instrumentation for daily procedures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Previous experience in an ambulatory surgery center or central sterile services preferred.

  • Certificate of completion from a formal central sterile processing technology course preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and adhere to specific guidelines. Detailed and procedure oriented.

Pay Range:
$16.94 - $23.71

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

We offer a competitive Total Rewards Program. Eligibility for benefits is dependent on factors such as position type and FTE. Benefit-eligible employees qualify for benefits beginning on the first of the month following one month of employment. Vancouver Clinic offers medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, long term disability, health savings account, flexible spending account, employee assistance program, and multiple supplemental benefits (voluntary life, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, identity theft protection, legal services, etc.). We also offer a 401k retirement plan, with employer contributions after your first year of employment. Benefits-eligible employees accrue PTO and Personal Time based on hours worked and State worked, totaling 120 hours in the first year for full time staff and 200 hours in the first year for full time supervisors and above, increasing in subsequent years. PTO and Personal Time accruals are pro-rated by FTE/hours worked. Non-benefits eligible employees will accrue Personal Time based on hours worked and State worked. Employees will also enjoy up to six paid holidays per year, depending on schedule. Contact your recruiter for more information.

Vancouver Clinic is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Vancouver Clinic does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Vancouver Clinic is an alcohol and drug-free workplace. Offers are contingent on successful completion of drug screen, background screen, and immunization requirements.

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