certified sterile processing technician resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
  • Computerized tracking (using SPM or Censitrac software)
  • Sterilization procedures in accordance with Manufacturer IFUs (Steam, VHP, and HLD)
  • Extensive knowledge of surgical instruments, including specialty instruments used in Vascular surgery, Neurology, ENT, Robotics, Microsurgery, and Orthopedics
  • Organization and planning
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 10 years of teaching experience and developing educational material
  • Thinking quickly, especially in the event of a trauma case or emergency
  • Innate ability to create efficient work environments

An enthusiastic Sterile Processing professional offering extensive knowledge of surgical instrumentation and proficient communication skills. Highly experienced in decontaminating, sterilizing, testing and packaging surgical instruments and endoscopes from all specialties. Natural leader possessing unique problem-solving abilities and a love for teaching.

01/2020 to Current
Certified Sterile Processing Technician Adventist Health System Crowley, TX,
  • Work successfully with a diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and service lines.
  • Complete paperwork, training, and onboarding for new employees.
  • Develop training plans for new hires through assessment of experience, learning needs, and UCHealth guidelines. Facilitate training and closely supervise new hires until signing off on all competencies is complete.
  • Keep team on track through task delegation and supervising workflow, as well as ensuring that all necessary tasks are complete for next day cases.
  • Work with instrument coordinators to facilitate changes to sets based on surgeons' requests and consistent needs.
  • Prepare instruments for sterilization procedures and complete decontamination protocols according to manufacturer's IFU and UCHealth procedures.
  • Ensure specialty and delicate instrumentation is tested and handled with care to prevent patient and/or surgeon injury.
  • Work with vendors to facilitate drop offs or consignment tray resetting and coordinate for the trays to be sterile in time for each patient's procedure.
  • Receive instruments or specialty sets from other UCHealth facilities and ensure they are prepared in a timely manner for required cases.
  • Operate Steam, VHP and HLD sterilizers according to manufacturer's IFU and UCHealth standards of practice.
  • Record results of biological and diagnostic tests using SPM software.
  • Gather and prepare instruments and surgical supplies for next day cases and add on surgeries.
  • Coordinate with OR leadership to find substitutes for missing instruments or sets we do not have.
  • Deliver sterile clinic instrumentation to MOB clinics or other in house locations. Pick up soiled instruments for decontamination, packaging, and sterilization.
08/2018 to 12/2019
Certified Sterile Processing Technician Adventist Health System Cuthbert, GA,
  • Assembled trays, instruments, and surgical sets. Restocked implants in owned sets after each use. Replaced broken instruments to ensure no sets were missing items.
  • Operated Steam, VHP and HLD sterilizers according to manufacturer's IFU. Ran daily testing for sterilization equipment.
  • Decontaminated instrumentation according to the Manufacturer's IFU and hospital policy.
  • Placed orders for implants and supplies for decontamination, assembly, and sterile storage areas.
  • Recorded results for biological and diagnostic tests using Censitrac software.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to all customers, either face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Coordinated with Biomed to facilitate necessary repairs on equipment.
  • Worked closely vendors to ensure instruments, sets, and implants were ready for cases.
  • Worked daily with both General instrumentation and specialty instrumentation, including: Vascular, Davinci (SI and XI), Mazor Robotic spine surgery, and Mako Robotic knee and hip surgeries. Well-versed in all Synthes trauma, Biomet, Stryker, Smith and Nephew, Arthrex, and Medtronic.
09/2009 to 07/2019
Tutor Saga Education Chicopee, MA,
  • Provided one-on-one tutoring sessions with students in grades 3-12 and college in Math, Science, English, and Spanish at all levels of study.
  • Guided students through the entire writing process, including: researching, outlining, writing, and revising their work.
  • Worked with students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, as well as those with learning disabilities or ADHD to help them excel in school.
  • Discussed studying strategies and recommended pathways to help students meet all learning goals.
  • Used feedback from both students and parents to develop specialized lesson plans.
  • Met with parents regularly to provide progress reports.
01/2017 to 09/2018
Environmental Services Technician Uc Health Broomfield, CO,
  • Exceeded all expectations daily by working with a detail-oriented approach.
  • Reviewed daily schedule to plan out efficient cleaning strategies.
  • Maintained floors with regular sweeping, mopping and vacuuming. Stripped and coated floors with new floor finish when assigned.
  • Reduced average patient room cleaning time from 40 minutes to 30 minutes by assessing how to use time more efficiently and move in one direction around the room.
  • Collected hazardous waste from various areas of the hospital and safely transported it to the proper location.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/2014 to to
High School Diploma:
Holland Christian High School - Holland, MI,
Expected in to to
Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
Hope College - Holland, MI

Prerequisites and some upper-level courses completed for my major.

Expected in to to
Bachelor of Science: Forensic Psychology
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ

I plan to continue taking courses online to earn a Bachelor's Degree.

  • Holding a valid IAHCSMM CRCST certification.
  • Currently prepared to take IAHCSMM CIS certification exam.
  • Studying to take IAHCSMM CHL and CER certification exams.

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School Attended

  • Holland Christian High School
  • Hope College
  • Arizona State University

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