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Sterile Processing Technician

Reno Orthopedic Center
Reno, NV
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Reno Orthopedic Center

Improving lives. Together.


Reno Orthopedic Center (ROC) strives to transform musculoskeletal healthcare in our region and we want you to join us as a Sterile Processing Technician so we can achieve our vision together.


Why work for ROC?

Our guiding principles of respect, optimism and compassion drive our decisions and actions. We have the region’s leading orthopedic specialists, imaging, urgent care, out-patient surgery, and physical therapy to create a seamless approach to care for our patients, as our patients and employees come first. We are physician-owned and committed to providing excellent orthopedic care. For more information about ROC, visit our website at  

As a Sterile Processing Technician, you would be crucial to our mission because you would be collecting, sterilizing, and packaging surgical instrumentation used to perform needed surgeries to reduce pain. On any given day, you could package instruments for the surgeon to use in a total hip replacement for a patient with chronic pain. If you value respect, optimism, compassion, innovation, and top-notch patient care, you have found your home.


What’s in it for you?

  • We care about each other as people. We build relationships and connections that extend beyond our time at ROC. We mentor and teach each other and work to help each other with problems that arise.
  • We value work/life balance; we are open Monday-Friday and encourage you to take care of what’s important to you, while still accomplishing your tasks and caring for our patients.
  • We provide competitive total rewards including salary, benefits, retirement, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • We offer professional development, certification reimbursement and tuition reimbursement for continuing education to ensure you are getting what you want out of your time here.


What would you do as a Sterile Processing Technician?

This position focuses its time and effort on the following duties, though others may be required:

  • Gather all contaminated instruments and supplies and return to sterile processing; 
  • Decontaminate all equipment and instruments using proper tools and cleaning agents;
  • Identify frequently used instruments and equipment and ensure those items are prioritized during sterile processing to meet surgical schedule requirements;
  • Assemble trays and package instruments and equipment properly; 
  • Proof preference cards for accuracy for surgical procedures;
  • Monitor sterility dates of supplies;
  • Deliver items to the operating room as requested;
  • Ensure proper operation and perform general maintenance of sterilizer units and instruments daily and report any visible signs of malfunction;
  • Run biological and chemical tests of sterilization equipment daily and record results in appropriate log;
  • Perform cleaning and restocking of department surface areas, racks, case carts, shelves, storage cabinets and all storage area;
  • Assist with data collection, recordkeeping and any other clerical work related to the department;
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality to minimize impacts to staffing schedules;
  • Remain calm in high-stress environments.


Work Environment

This position operates in a clinical environment. Exposure to communicable diseases, biohazards, toxic substances, and similar conditions is possible. 

Physical: The noise level is usually moderate to high. This position frequently operates sterilizers and other machinery. 

Schedule: Typical operating hours are 6 am – 6 pm. Shifts and schedule are up to manager discretion.


What do you need to have to be considered?

To be successful in this role, you must have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Certifications/Education
    • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Knowledge of:
    • General, basic sterilization and cleaning techniques;
  • Experience
    • Reviewing work and checking for errors.

NOTE: This position requires the incumbent to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Accommodations may be discussed with Human Resources. 

Note: This position requires the incumbent to obtain a current CPR certification within 30 days of hire.


How can you set yourself apart from other applicants?

If you have these preferred qualifications, you would be an ideal candidate:

  • One year of related sterile processing/instrument technician experience;
  • Completion of an Instrument Technician training program.


How do you apply?

Head to, select your location, select the position, and click the blue “Apply” button at the bottom of the page. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation that we have received your application. You will hear from us within 7 days of submitting your application.


Be a part of our family and contribute to your community in a real and tangible way. Apply now to be a part of something fantastic!


What else should you know?

Reno Orthopedic Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not tolerate discrimination based on any protected status.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and in compliance with all federal requirements, state requirements, and established policies and procedures. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disability to perform the essential job functions.

ROC participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet-based system that compares the information you provide on the Form I-9 with information from the Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records.


For any questions about Reno Orthopedic Center or this position, contact us at (775) 786-3040 or


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Reno, NV
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