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CommonSpirit Health Instrument Technician in SACRAMENTO, California


Built-in 1973, Dignity Health Methodist Hospital of Sacramento is committed to providing daily excellence in health care for residents of Sacramento’s southern suburbs, including the Elk Grove, Wilton, and Galt communities. Methodist Hospital is home to a 158 acute-care bed facility with 1,120 employees, 283 medical staff, and 29 Emergency Department beds. Methodist Hospital also owns and operates Bruceville Terrace – a 171-bed, sub-acute skilled nursing long-term care facility adjacent to the hospital that provides care for the elderly, as well as those requiring extended recoveries. Methodist Hospital is home to the Family Medicine Residency Program, an accredited and nationally recognized program which provides resident physicians with specialty training in primary care family medicine. Together, the hospital and residency program implemented a ground-breaking curriculum addressing the identification, treatment, and assistance of human trafficking victims and created a one-of-a-kind health clinic for victims, the Human Trafficking Medical Home.


Job Summary:

The incumbent prepares instruments and equipment for sterilization in all surgical services areas. This includes decontamination, assembly and packaging in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. The incumbent coordinates instrument repair and maintenance with a contracted vendor, maintains instrument trays by recommending replacement purchases to their supervisor. The incumbent operates and performs routine maintenance on the sterilizers, such as cleaning, paper roll and graph replacement, and performs and documents biologic and chemical monitoring procedures. The incumbent maintains the decontamination and assembly areas in good order, and performs other duties as directed, which may include, but not limited to, assisting with patient care, room cleaning, answering phones and transporting patients.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 months (1040 hours) experience of Sterile Processing in an Operating Room environment or equivalent sterile processing training.

  • Successful completion of job specific competency assessment.

  • Proficient computer skills, demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written. Demonstrated knowledge of surgical instruments and the appropriate cleaning and decontamination processes and proper safety practices including infection control, body mechanics and hazardous materials, and medical terminology.

  • BLS provided by the American Heart Association

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Job ID 2021-163764

Employment Type Full Time

Department Central Sterilization

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Methodist Hospital Sacramento

Shift Night

Standard Hours Monday - Friday 8pm to 4:30am responsible for testing all the machines. Varied start time.

Work Schedule 8 Hour


Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.