Catholic Health Initiatives STERILE PROCESSING TECH PRN CHI Health CUMC-Bergan in OMAHA, Nebraska



CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at

Job Summary/Essential Duties:

  • Cleans, prepares and packages surgical instruments, implants and instrument trays according to departmental policy/procedure.

  • Processes instruments for immediate reuse for surgical procedures during working hours.

  • Inspects surgical instruments and equipment for proper function and reports any deviations for repair or replacement.

  • Maintains knowledge of specific surgical tray content and reassembles trays.

  • Reports missing equipment or instruments promptly.

  • Follows OSHA Standards related to universal precautions and hazardous communications at all times.

  • Operates equipment found in the Clean-Up Room.

  • Maintains instruments and equipment in accordance with manufacturer's recommendation.

  • Assists with the transfer of supplies between SPD/Central Supply and surgery.

  • Assists with the stocking of supplies in appropriate areas within surgery, including surgery case carts as directed.


  • On Call Saturday 10am – Sunday 10am, every other weekend




  • Preferred: A minimum of two years experience in instrument processing or sterilization


  • completion of approved surgical tech program.

  • Preferred: High school diploma or its equivalent


  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and their associated care.

  • Knowledge of surgical supplies and equipment.

  • Knowledge of medical and surgical asepsis and infection control principles.

  • Verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

  • Manual dexterity skills.

  • Good interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Ability to work under stressful and changing conditions in a calm, productive and flexible manner.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift and carry items that weight up to 50#.

Job Materials Management/Supply Chain


Daily Schedule PRN

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Every Other

Req ID: 2017-R0119862