Certified Sterile Processing Technician Lead

Job Number
Banner Payson Medical Center
Banner Payson Medical Center - Surgery-Hosp
Position Type
FT: Full-Time
Street Address
807 South Ponderosa
City & State
Posting Category
Surgery Services


Lead position for central sterilizing department for 4 operating rooms, 1 cysto suite, 2 endoscopy suites, emergency department and labor & delivery.


Ten Banner Health hospitals serving rural communities have been recognized as top performers by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. The announcement coincided with National Rural Health Day Thursday, Nov. 17.

The recognitions highlight hospitals that rank in the top quartile of all rural hospitals in four categories: Financial, Patient Perception, Quality and Outcomes determined by the analytics company through data that is publically reported.

Banner Payson Medical Center  – Financial Strength, Quality, Outcomes


About Banner Payson Medical Center
Formerly Payson Regional Medical Center, Banner Payson Medical Center is the largest community health care provider in Arizona's Rim Country and remains committed to making a difference in people's lives by providing the highest quality of care to the residents of Payson and outlying areas. A full service health care facility, the 44-bed hospital offers cardiology, pulmonology, emergency care, intensive care, inpatient and outpatient imaging, labor and delivery, laboratory, surgery and rehabilitation. Banner Payson Medical Center also offers an array of outpatient services and specialty clinics including outpatient imaging, bone densitometry, diagnostic X-rays, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiac stress testing, CT scans, MRI, family medicine, general and orthopedic surgery. Banner Payson received national recognition as a Top 100 Hospital by Truven Health Analytics four times in the last eight years.


Learn more about the Town of Payson, Arizona's Cool Mountain Town.




About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.


Job Summary

This position is responsible for prioritizing, inventory and coordinating activities associated with a specific service line. Develop, implement, and manage an effective, cost-contained system for the procurement, processing and distribution of medical supplies, equipment and instruments for assigned service line.


Essential Functions

  • May perform all duties of the departmental technicians, as needed.


  • Applies judgment in determining the priority level of instrumentation and equipment requests for a specific specialty service line or shift. Recommends scheduling of procedures based on equipment and instrument needs to ensure effective patient flow


  • Coordinates with department staff in assuring service line priorities are met and completed in a timely manner.


  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of service line/shift and precepts new employees at all levels regarding service line with respect to specific issues and troubleshooting.


  • Oversees assigned service line in a competent and professional manner. Investigates, proposes solutions, follows through with issues from various department staff such as sterile processing, OR, floors, and ED to ensure safe effective patient care. Confirms problem resolution


  • Responsible for reviewing current and future OR schedules, projects future equipment and instrument needs, and ensures instruments will be processed and ready


  • Inventories instrumentation and trays for service line and orders appropriate replacements or additional depending on usage. Collaborates with OR Manager on number of tray sets and instruments needed.



Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires national certification as a SPD Technician, Certified Registered Central Service Technician or Surgical Instrument Processor.

Requires proficiency level typically acquired with 2 years of sterile processing experience including knowledge of surgical instrumentation, patient related supplies, materials and equipment, aseptic and sterilization techniques. Must have mechanical aptitude with the ability to break down moving parts, clean, lubricate and reassemble. Must have mechanical aptitude with the ability to break down moving parts, clean, lubricate and reassemble, problem solve incomplete trays and missing instrumentation and have effective organizational, communication and human relation skills as the incumbent will be coordinating several projects simultaneously and working closely with all levels of staff.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous leadership experience and computer skills are preferred.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.