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Certified Instrument Technician II - Atrium Health University City Sterile Processing Full-Time Evenings

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 113274
Job Family: Support Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening
Detailed Shift and Schedule: weekdays with weekend and holiday call shifts
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11031005730180-Sterile Distribution


Atrium Health University City provides health care services in the University City, Mint Hill, North Mecklenburg and Southwest Cabarrus regions in North Carolina. The award-winning maternity center provides personalized support and education throughout pregnancy, delivery and recovery, while the Emergency Department has more than 65,000 patient visits every year. Specialties also include cancer care, diabetes care, heart care, neuroscience, rehabilitation and much more. With the on-site Farmer’s Market and Teaching Garden, our teammates and community members have easy access to local, fresh foods, highlighting the nutritional and environmental benefit of locally grown produce.

Job Summary

Ensures all surgical instruments and equipment are decontaminated, assembled, inspected, packaged, sterilized, stored, distributed, and tracked based on quality and infection prevention standards. Demonstrates proficiency in four service lines and the ability to work with complex surgical instrumentation.

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to safety standards. Transports and handles soiled items and sterile items with appropriate traffic flow.
  • Identifies, responds & reports malfunctions and/or alarms.
  • Performs efficacy and quality testing for all processes and equipment.
  • Identifies manual and/or mechanical cleaning according to the manufacturer’s IFU for all general, laparoscopic, robotic, orthopedic, neuro, cardiovascular, ophthalmologic, power, instrumentation.
  • Performs flexible scope processing utilizing High Level Disinfection (HLD).
  • Determines, prepares, and uses supplies required in the assembly process.
  • Identifies, inspects, assembles general and specialty instruments checking for cleanliness & functionality utilizing count sheets.
  • Packages and labels instrumentation following standards.
  • Safely determines sterilization equipment functionality, operation, monitoring, and maintenance with verification and documentation of sterilization process.
  • Performs high temperature (steam) and low temperature (gas plasma, ethylene oxide, liquid chemical) sterilization.


Physical Requirements


Works in-patient care areas independently under stressful conditions. Continuous standing and walking; bending and/or stooping; reaching and/or stretching; pushing and/or pulling heavy loads. Ability to lift to 40 lbs. 

Education, Experience and Certifications.
High school diploma or equivalent required. 4 years experience required. Certified Sterile Processing Technician (CSPDT) or Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) required. Membership in a professional central/sterile processing organization preferred.