Sterile Processing Lead Technician, Certified

  • Tower Health
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Dec 04, 2020

Job Description


St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher’s is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women’s Choice Award Best Children’s Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.


Under general supervision of the Sterile Processing Supervisor, the SPD Lead Technician is responsible for overseeing the decontamination, assembly, and sterilization process of all instruments, inventory of supplies, and training of new staff members. May be asked to assume the responsibilities of the Supervisor, or another Lead Tech during his/her absence.

Responsibilities and Duties:

§ Prepares and performs instrument decontamination, assembly and sterilization.

§ Assist with establishing and overseeing the coordination of the turn overs and priority items needed for surgical cases.

§ Performs duties in accordance with the hospital, JCAHO, AORN, and other appropriate policies and procedures.

§ Identifies discrepant sets and monitors out of service instruments on a daily basis, and communicates appropriately to the SPD and OR Management.

§ Performs other duties that may be assigned.


Training & Education:

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Completion of an accredited school for Sterile Processing or Surgical Technology Program

Certification required


Minimum of 5 year experience in a Hospital Sterile Processing setting required. Leadership or supervisory experience highly preferred. CRCST is mandatory.