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Sterile Processing Tech

St Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus The Woodlands, Texas

The posted compensation range of $13.72 - $18.87 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-354070 Employment Type Full Time Department Sterile Processing Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 3:00pm - 11:30pm Remote No Category Technician

Sterile Processing Tech I

As a Sterile Processing Technician at St. Luke's Woodlands Hospital, now part of commonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, you’ll assist in patient care and preparation of surgical patients.  We can’t operate without you. 

The operating room (OR) runs as a team; every person on the team has an important role that directly impacts the patient. Your success in this role comes from your adaptability and enthusiasm to work with a team taking patients from a diseased process to a healing process.

The Woodlands Hospital is a 245 bed non-profit facility providing quality health care to patients and communities in and around The Woodlands, Texas. We are part of CommonSpirit Health which operates 139 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states, making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents.  This role is located at our Hospital Outpatient Department in Huntsville. 

CommonSpirit Health is a non-profit health system of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians; CommonSpirit Health operates 139 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. 

If you are committed to social justice, health equity, and prepared to deliver care in new, innovative ways, you belong with us.

Position Summary:

Performs instrument processing activities, decontamination, assembly, sterilization and restocking of instruments to remote locations to ensure availability to areas providing direct patient care.  


Every day you will perform instrument processing activities, decontamination, assembly, sterilization and restocking of instruments to remote locations to ensure availability to areas providing direct patient care.  

  • Participates in routine cleaning activities (i.e.. sterilizers, surface areas, storage carts, etc.)
  • Transports and decontaminates all soiled instrumentation and equipment to a state of cleanliness and disinfection and disposes of all infectious items according to established procedures
  • Maintains customer focus and service responsiveness by answering incoming calls in a timely manner and responding immediately to emergency requests
  • Assures accuracy in the assembly and packaging of all necessary instrumentation, special trays and equipment for sterilization. Inspects and lubricates all instruments and power equipment according to manufacture recommendations to insure cleanliness and proper working order
  • Performs all steam, sterrad and ethylene oxide sterilization activities insuring cycle and documentation accuracy
  • Prioritizes work activities to insure all instruments are available as needed for scheduled surgical procedures on a daily basis


Education required:

High School Diploma/GED

Experience required:

One (1) Year of applicable experience, determined by facility –OR-*Successful completion of a Sterile Processing Tech or Surgical Tech Program from an accredited school.


While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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