Allied Health Careers at Lifespan

Sterile Processing Assistant Job

Job Number: TMH18323

Job Title: Sterile Processing Assistant

Department: Sterile Processing Department - 1103123

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

High school diploma or equivalent required. Computer proficiency, with knowledge of Centricity Preoperative Manager Report Tree or similar software program, as well as Word Processing programs preferred. Knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment and medical terminology preferred.


Certification as a SPD tech preferred. Six months of experience in sterile and reprocessing or related area preferred, including case cart system experience.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact and communicate with staff and outside vendors at all levels.
Organizational and numerical ability to receive, count, and store materials, as well as to prepare and maintain case carts and required documentation. Ability to follow precise written instructions for decontamination, cleaning, sterilization, and case cart preparation procedures.

The Central Sterile Technician reports to the Manager Sterile Processing. Under the direction of the Lead Sterile Processing Technician, performs duties to reprocess surgical instruments and medical equipment, according to established decontamination, cleaning, high level disinfection (HLD) and sterilization procedures for all surgical services and hospital departments that require reprocessing of equipment.