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Sterile Processing Tech-Cert

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Physical Location

Shakopee, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

Sterile Processing

Hours Per Week



St Francis L113 Srvce & Mtnce


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

St. Francis Regional Medical Center, located in Shakopee, Minn., provides an array of patient care services, including The Family Birth Place, Breast Center, Cancer Center, pediatric care, rehabilitation and sports medicine, as well as a range of health education and support groups. With 798 employees, 459 physicians and 86 staffed beds, St. Francis provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services to more than 115,000 patients each year on a collaborative medical campus with more than 30 other providers. This unique structure enables St. Francis to combine the caring and compassion of a community hospital with the modern medical technology, specialties and services found in the metro area. It is jointly owned by Allina Health, Essentia Health Critical Access Group and HealthPartners.



Req ID: 59499
  • Clean and decontaminate instrumentation in a safe, consistent and efficient manner
  • Inspects and assembles instrumentation and trays
  • Maintains all sterilization testing results logs
  • Reports all negative results of testing to charge nurse and department manager
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment
  • Delivers sterile/processed items to the appropriate department
  • Maintains sterile back-up of surgical instruments and products
  • Demonstrates competence in use of washer, sonic cleaner, autoclaves (OR/SPD)/sterilizers and cart wash
  • Completes instrument trays and peel packs correctly in a timely manner
  • Completes annual reviews as required by Patient Care Department and specific patient care nursing unit
  • Participates in unit/hospital/community and professional/educational activities
  • Attends unit and department staff meetings
  • Follows patient care/hospital policies and procedures
  • Attends in-service programs appropriate to the Sterile Processing Technician role
  • Contributes to cost containment through efficient use of time and resources
  • Demonstrates accountability for/promotes own professional growth and development
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of proper body mechanics
  • Adheres to work agreement and established attendance standards
  • Maintains CRCST or IAHCSMM/CRCST certification
  • Independently accomplishing job duties
  • Assisting co-workers as a team member to accomplish job duties
  • Adhering to all regulation and departmental policies and procedures
  • Communicating with co-workers and charge nurse/department manager to contribute to harmonious work environment


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Completion of sterile processing program or equivalent work experience


  • Interpersonal skills of communication
  • Problem solving
  • Proper body mechanics
  • Sterilization methods and monitoring (familiarity with principles of aseptic technique, medical terminology, anatomy, surgical procedures, and decontamination procedures)

Work Schedule

  • 32 hours a week
  • Day/Evening shifts
  • The position may rotate into 5 different weekday shift times, Monday-Friday
  • Shift Rotations: 6:30a-3:00p, 9a- 5:30p, 11a-7:30p, 1p-9:30p, 2:30p-11p; Rotating Saturday Shift 8a-4:30p; Off premise call on Sunday from 8a-4:30p.
  • Weekend rotations occur approximately once every 5-6 weeks.
  • SEIU
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

The City of Shakopee is located in the southwest corner of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, 23 miles from Minneapolis, on the Minnesota River. Residents of Shakopee enjoy both the atmosphere of a small town and the resources of a thriving metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1857 as a booming river town, today Shakopee is the county seat of Scott County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The city has its own downtown central business district, regional medical center and business park and is home to regional entertainment attractions such as Historic Murphys Landing, Valleyfair Amusement Park, and Canterbury Park Racetrack.


  • Located 20 miles Southwest of the Twin Cities
  • Population = 34,000
  • Service Area = 120,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Surgical Services-Tech&Support