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Sterile Processing Aide/Tech I, II, III

Cape Cod Healthcare

Hyannis, MA
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Cape Cod Healthcare

Department: Sterile Processing
Schedule: Full-time 40 Hours per week
Shift: Evening Shift
Hours: 3p-11p rot days, e/o w/e, rot hol
Job Details:

Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod.  With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), the Cape's only local laboratory service (CCHC Laboratory Services) and numerous health programs.  We are currently seeking a dedicated Sterile Processing Aide/Tech to join our team at Cape Cod Hospital.


Cape Cod Healthcare offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits packages, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid time off.


Purpose of Position 


Serves as resource to Sterile Processing customers by ensuring that all surgical supplies, instruments and equipment are properly processed. 





  • Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to decontaminate instruments and clinical equipment.
  • Able to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse and disinfect instruments and clinical equipment.
  • Understands and adheres to proper PPE attire.

Preparing Instruments   

  • Consistently uses count sheets to correctly assemble instrumentation.
  • Properly protect, wrap/containerize and or peel package and label instruments
  • Identifies and inspects for cleanliness and functionality of instrumentation.


  • Properly handles and stores sterile supplies, equipment and instruments.
  • Accesses Doctor preference cards.
  • Retrieves, disburses and tracks medical and surgical supplies and equipment to the customer in a quality and timely manner.

Sterilization Process

  • Selects appropriate sterilization methods.
  • Understands and adheres to the correct practices of sterilization. 
  • Properly documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological tests to determine the efficiency of the sterilization process.


  • Operates and understands the equipment specific to SPD: steam, ETO, Sterrad and Steris I sterilizers, cart washers, washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners and heat sealers as well as a different array of testing devices.

Inventory Control 

  • Understands and implements the processes involved in ordering, receiving, stocking and monitoring usage of surgical supplies. 
  • Communicates supply issues to appropriate personal in a timely manner.


  • Serves as a resource to customers on all SPD functions.
  • Performs other job related job duties as required. 
  • In conjunction with management tracks his/her progress in regards to training, staff meetings and in-service education.
  • Performs duties as a SPD Aide independently, works proficiently without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to stand "on call'
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Helps precept new employees (Grades 10, 11a, 12a)


Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects Cape Cod Healthcare's commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.



Qualifications Grade 8, Sterile Processing Aide

  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English
  • High School Education or GED
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, being concise by phone, intercom and in person
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology Course OR successful passage of CCH Medical Terminology challenge exam
  • Must have 1 of the following:
  •        Successful completion of Anatomy & Physiology Course  (High School level or higher)
  •        Successful passage of CCH Anatomy Exam
  •        SPD Tech Certification
  •        3 years recent (within the past 5 years) SPD experience
  • Must take and pass SPD Technician Certification exam within 12 months of hire and must maintain certification.

Qualifications Grade 10, Sterile Processing Technician I


Must qualify as a Grade 8 - Sterile Processing Aide.  In addition,

  • 1 year experience as a SPD aide
  • SPD Technician Certification

Qualifications Grade 11a, Sterile Processing Technician II


Must qualify as a Grade 10 - Sterile Processing Technician I. In addition,

  • 1 Year experience as a SPD Technician
  • Surgical Instrument Processor Certification

Qualifications Grade 12a, Sterile Processing Technician III

Must qualify as a Grade 11a - Sterile Processing Technician II.  In addition,

  • Surgical Instrument Processor Certification and/or Ambulatory Surgery Technician Certification


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Zip Code: 02601
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