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Sterile processing techs, also called central service technicians, are allied health professionals who specialize in ensuring medical and surgical equipment and tools are clean and functioning properly. SPTs are crucial members of any central services team and help maintain sterile environments and prevent patient infections. They typically work behind-the-scenes, making this career path ideal for those wanting limited patient interaction while playing an essential role in their well-being.

Top healthcare facilities across the nation are recruiting for sterile processing techs on NurseFly, where you’ll find numerous sterile processing tech jobs in exciting locales

Sterile Processing Tech salary Indeed reported that the average annual salary of staff sterile processing techs was $58,303 in December 2020, which worked out to about $1,067 per week and $27.73 per hour. During this same period, sterile processing technician jobs on NurseFly paid an average gross weekly salary of $1,227. This included non-taxable compensations like housing allowances and meal and living stipends for allied health professionals who can claim a permanent tax-home.

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Voca Health
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Doctor's Hospital of Laredo
Laredo, Texas
Voca Health
4 days ago
Travel
$1,697/week
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Synergy Medical Staffing
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Aspen, Colorado
Synergy Medical Staffing
9 days ago
Travel
$1,680/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Laredo, Texas
KPG Allied
3 days ago
Travel
$1,662/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
GIFTED Healthcare
Florence, Oregon
Gifted Healthcare
6 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
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$1,575/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
GIFTED Healthcare
Vancouver, Washington
Gifted Healthcare
6 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$1,555/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
GIFTED Healthcare
Bellingham, Washington
Gifted Healthcare
15 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$1,430/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
GIFTED Healthcare
Bellingham, Washington
Gifted Healthcare
15 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$1,430/week
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IntellaPro
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Glens Falls, New York
IntellaPro
4 days ago
Travel
$1,400/week
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Voca Health
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Saint Vincent Healthcare (Billings, MT 59101)
Billings, Montana
Voca Health
3 days ago
Travel
$1,393/week
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Gifted Healthcare
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
GIFTED Healthcare
Ketchkian, Alaska
Gifted Healthcare
6 hours ago
GIFTED Healthcare has travel, local and PRN/Per Diem options nationwide, and is constantly seeking experienced RN's. We do require 1 year of experience in the specialty you are app ...
Travel
$1,380/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Zanesville, Ohio
KPG Allied
3 days ago
Travel
$1,200/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Greenbrae, California
KPG Allied
4 days ago
Travel
$1,188/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Clackamas, Oregon
KPG Allied
3 days ago
Travel
$1,159/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Hillsboro, Oregon
KPG Allied
3 days ago
Travel
$1,159/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
San Diego, California
KPG Allied
4 days ago
Travel
$1,146/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
San Diego, California
KPG Allied
5 days ago
Travel
$1,146/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Seattle, Washington
KPG Allied
5 days ago
Travel
$1,128/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Bradenton, Florida
KPG Allied
4 days ago
Travel
$1,104/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Los Angeles, California
KPG Allied
4 days ago
Travel
$1,095/week
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KPG Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Jefferson, Louisiana
KPG Allied
3 days ago
Travel
$1,080/week
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Sterile Processing Tech FAQs

What does a Sterile Processing Tech do?

There’s some crossover in the duties of SPTs and surgical technicians, but sterile processing techs rarely, if ever, work in the operating room. SPTs perform all their duties before and after surgical procedures. They’re responsible for maintaining sterile equipment and ensuring all equipment is functioning properly. Common duties include:

  • Cleaning and sterilizing medical instruments and equipment

  • Organizing and packaging medical instruments and devices

  • Storing and stocking surgical supplies and equipment

  • Checking sterile supplies to ensure they aren’t expired

  • Tracking distributed equipment, instruments, and supplies

  • Maintaining inventory records and re-ordering when supplies run low

  • Organizing and assembling surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies

  • Issuing and transporting surgical tools and equipment

  • Operating and maintaining steam autoclaves

  • Keeping records of sterilization history and maintenance procedures performed

  • Inspecting equipment for defects, irregularities, or other signs of disrepair

  • Testing sterilization machines and reporting defective equipment

Where do Sterile Processing Techs work?

Sterile processing technicians are essential to the sterilization, storage, distribution, and maintenance of medical instruments, so they can potentially work anywhere medical equipment is used. They’re frequently employed in the central supply or sterile processing departments at hospitals and surgical centers. Employment opportunities may also be found in outpatient clinics, diagnostic centers, physicians’ offices, dental practices, and other medical facilities.

What skills make a good Sterile Processing Techs?

Good SPTs are highly skilled at preoperative and postoperative sterilization of medical instruments and equipment inspections and maintenance. They have a solid understanding of microbiology, bloodborne pathogens, and infection prevention, always adhering to appropriate workplace safety procedures. Providing superior service requires strict attention to detail to keep detailed records of sterilization loads, equipment usage and maintenance, and inventory. Excellent reading comprehension, written communication, troubleshooting, and critical thinking also top the list of highly desirable skills for good sterile processing techs.

How to become a Travel Sterile Processing Tech

Prospective sterile processing techs must be high school graduates or have their GED, then complete a post-secondary sterile processing certificate program. These programs are available at community colleges and technical schools, but always confirm they’re accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Graduates can pursue certification through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.

Only certain states require certification, including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, but regulations are continually changing. Check with the state’s health regulatory agencies to confirm current requirements. Even if the state doesn’t require certification, many travel positions do. Travel job posters also often require a minimum of one-year STP experience.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2020
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Avoiding Travel Nurse Canceled Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
Travel Nursing and Canceled Contracts So, what are travel nurses doing if their contract gets canceled?? I wish the answer was, taking a vacation! But, as we all know that is wholly impossible right now and makes the whole situation a little crappier. Once coronavirus makes it’s exit, I personally will be on the first…

Travel Nurse Crisis Contracts

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
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Cross Country Allied
4 months ago
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5 months ago
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5 months ago
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$1,425/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Gainesville, Florida
Cross Country Allied
4 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,293/week
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Gainesville, Florida
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5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,293/week
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Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Portland, Maine
Cross Country Allied
5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,425/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Portland, Maine
Cross Country Allied
5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,425/week
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Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Portland, Maine
Cross Country Allied
5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,425/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Biddeford, Maine
Cross Country Allied
5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,425/week
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Cross Country Allied
Travel Sterile Processing Tech
Burlington, Vermont
Cross Country Allied
5 months ago
Sterile ProcessingAs one of the largest and most recognized providers of healthcare professionals, Cross Country Allied has the flexible Sterile Processing opportunities you want a ...
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$1,531/week
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