Per Diem Sterile Processing Technician

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
August 31, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary

As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.
We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Provides sterilized instruments and sterilized trays for patient care to all department in the hospital. Duties include retrieving used instruments for cleaning, decontamination and sterilization.

Job Requirement

Equivalent to graduation from high school and either currently enrolled in a vocational course specific to sterile processing or one (1) year of sterile processing experience in a health care environment.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) certification at time of hire.

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements


  • One (1) year previous/recent (within the last 3 years) sterile processing and sterile instrument experience in a hospital setting.
  • The ability and flexibility to work days, evenings, night shifts, and/or weekends as required by the needs of the department and the available shift at hire.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Patient care equipment; principles and practices of infection control and sterilization; references for uncommonly used instruments; detergents and disinfectants; proper methods of cleaning various instruments; specialized surgical instrumentation; department and hospital safety policies and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, use, disposal and storage of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in:
Using proper sterilization and decontamination procedures; processing reusable items; maintaining sterility; using proper waste handling procedures; following dispensing procedures; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time; vision to use standard equipment, read printed materials and a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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