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Travel Sterile Processing Technician SPD

Company: Banner Health
Location: Tucson
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Banner Staffing Services-AZ

Work Shift:


Job Category:

Clinical Support

A rewarding travel career that fits your life. Short-term assignments include flexible shifts and allow you to explore different parts of the country. Banner Travel's pay rates are highly competitive, and we offer orientation in the country's most advanced simulation center.

With Banner Health Travel you can enjoy the unparalleled outdoor adventures, festivals and cosmopolitan cities of Colorado in the summer, and world-class resorts, breathtaking national parks, and historic Western towns, all winter long in Arizona.

For over 20 years, Banner Health Travel has provided healthcare professionals, opportunities to work in a variety of clinical settings within one of the country's leading health systems. Our amazing travel program allows the ultimate in flexible scheduling options combined with a superior compensation structure.

As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy a wide variety of professional benefits, including:

  • Up to $1000 Completion bonus for every 13-week assignment
  • Priority placement
  • All shifts available
  • Full-time assignment with guaranteed hours
  • Flexible start dates
  • Per mile travel reimbursement
  • Excellent, competitive pay
  • License & certification reimbursement
  • Affordable medical benefits - 403(b)/Health/Vision/Dental/Life
  • Private housing (or salary in lieu)
  • Paid orientation
  • Personal travel team to assist you
  • Work Registry/PRN when not in an assignment to keep you busy all year
  • Work-life balance to explore all the adventures your travel assignment has to offer!

If you are a New Graduate Nurse with less than 12 months of experience, please visit the main job search page and use keywords RN New Grad to search for openings.


This position is responsible for the proper care and handling of all general and specialty instruments including the cleaning, decontamination, instrument identification, assembly, packaging and distribution, and sterilization of surgical instrumentation.


  1. Decontaminates, assembles and packages all instruments following established protocols as well as perform necessary repairs, reassembles and stores specialized surgical instruments. Prepares all order requests as necessary for replacement parts for instruments and additional equipment as necessary or upon request of physicians.

  2. Maintains a clean and safe environment by adhering to Standard Precautions and Infection Control practices. Staff will don proper Personnel Protective equipment (PPE), follows protocols for decontamination process referencing Instructions for Use (IFU) supplied by the manufacturers.

  3. Identifies instruments for all specialties and assures proper function. Follows protocol for repair or replacement of instruments that are not functioning properly. Assembles and packages all instrumentation and sets according to dept. protocol. Utilizes equipment according to the manufacturer's recommendations and hospital policy.

  4. Operates steam autoclaves, ETO and Gas Plasma sterilizers. Maintains appropriate logs and records relating to the sterilization process, including the Ethylene Oxide Aeration Records, Sterilizer Load Records, and Biological Monitoring Records.

  5. Responds to problem calls from the Operating Room and performs preliminary investigation. Determines priority level of instrumentation and equipment requests and other hospital needs. Directs services in a competent and professional manner while assuring OR priorities are completed in a timely manner.

  6. Has freedom to determine how to best accomplish functions within established procedures. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations.


High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge.

Requires current national certification as a SPD Technician, Certified Registered Central Service Technician or Surgical Instrument Processor within two years of hire or transfer.

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.


Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Tucson , Travel Sterile Processing Technician SPD, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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