Ascension Health Sterile Processing Asst / Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital / FT Days in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Additional Job Information

Title: Sterile Processing Asst

City, State: Murfreesboro,TN

Location: Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Department: Sterile Processing 001

Additional Job Details: FT Days

Call shifts required.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Sterile Processing Ass inspects, assembles and evaluates all surgical instruments and instrument sets to ensure proper sterilization, completeness of set, and to determine need for repair/replacement.


  • Performs decontamination of soiled instruments, sterilization containers and equipment according to established protocols.

  • Inspects instruments, equipment and containers to assure cleanliness and proper functioning.

  • Corrects instrument sets according to current standards and established count sheets and/or instrument tracking systems.

  • Maintains proper levels of inventory to ensure availability for case carts.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of sterilization systems used in accordance with established Infection Control protocols and AAMI standards.

  • Inspects instruments, equipment & containers to assure cleanliness and proper function.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of microbiological control and documentation. All other duties as assigned.

  • Contribute to Mission effectiveness by promoting the spirit embodied within the Mission Statement:Service to the Poor - support the cause of those who lack resources for a reasonable quality of life;Reverence - respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life;Integrity - inspiring trust through personal leadership;Wisdom - integrating excellence and stewardship;Creativity - courageous innovation;Dedication - affirming hope and joy in our ministry.



  • Required Credential(s):

  • Certified Central Service Tech specializing in Sterile Processing obtained within 18 Months (1 1/2 years) of hire date or job transfer date. Incumbents hired prior to 1/1/2017 are not required to obtain certification per T.C.A. § 68-11-239. Accepted certifications are certified registered central service technician credentialed by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management or certified sterile processing and distribution technician credentialed by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc.


  • HS or Equivalent

  • High school diploma or GED required

Work Experience:

  • One to two years of Central Sterile experience or completion of a Central Sterile Processing Program preferred.

How To Apply

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension candidate care at 1-855-778-6037 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.

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