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Brockton Hospital Sterile Processing Technician in Brockton, Massachusetts

Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of quality, personalized medical services. We are comprised of the award-winning not-for-profit Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. We believe our distinctive Signature Healthcare team approach is the way healthcare should be: medical professionals across many locations communicating and collaborating, taking advantage of technologies and resources to make a difference in the lives and health of our patients.

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision of the SPD Manager or Lead Technician, performs and monitors sterile and non-sterile reprocessing of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutics, and patient-care utensils, supplies, instruments, devices and equipment. Also performs case cart management and code cart restocking and maintenance.

Location: 680 Centre Street, Brockton, MA

Department: Sterile Processing

This is a full-time flex position


  • Collects, properly handles, and makes appropriate disposition of contaminated items in accordance with established procedure.

  • Disassembles, rough washes, cleans, and dries utensils, instruments, devices, supplies, and equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Inspects instruments for completeness or any defective parts

  • Arranges instrument kits in appropriate manner for Operating Room and other department use according to Kardex specifications. Maintains records for missing or defective instruments for the Operating Room

  • Tests, monitors, and operates washing and sterilizing (gas, hydrogen peroxide and steam) equipment, decontaminators, heat sealer and other departmental apparatus. Performs vacuum penetration and biological testing. Interprets results of testing and maintains appropriate records.

  • Notifies supervisor of any abnormalities or malfunctions.

  • Determines appropriate sterilization method for items and monitor recording charts during and after sterilization to insure sterilizing parameters are achieved.

  • Prepares case carts for Operating Room, Delivery Room, and Cardiac Cath Lab procedures. Ensures appropriate supplies and records are maintained for each procedure.

  • Cleans, tests, and prepares for re-issue portable patient care equipment and instrumentation.

  • Re-stocks and maintains records for all emergency and procedural carts. Replaces expired product.

  • Maintains proper inventory levels for all sets, packs, and trays. Stores sterile and non-sterile items in designated areas issuing on a first-in, first-out basis. Verifies sterility status of items previous to issue.

  • Reprocess all expired items.

  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

    1. Commits to recognize and respect cultural diversity for all customers (internal and external).

      1. Communicates effectively with internal and external customers with respect of differences in cultures, values, beliefs and ages, utilizing interpreters when needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Ability to work independently; good judgement and problem solving skills

  • Take initiative for assigned work and departmental work.

  • Good interpersonal skills; good communication skills and reasoning skills


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent, certification from accredited program prefered.

  • Experience: One to two years’ experience in all phases of assigned duties or related field preferred.

  • Certification/Licensure: Technician Certification preferred

  • Software/Hardware: Proficient with basic computer skills

  • Other: