Job Description

Payroll Title:
Cancer Center Clinic
Salary Range
Commensurate with Experience
Moores Cancer Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#115070 Lead HLD and SPD Tech - Multi-Specialty Clinics

Extended Deadline: Wed 6/1/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 3/16/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 3/25/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

UC San Diego current employees who apply by 3/18/22 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review


The Moores Cancer Center Lead SPD Technician applies knowledge, skill, and experience in SPD and High-Level Disinfection (HLD) to support activities related to sterile processing and HLD within Moores Cancer Center. In collaboration with clinic leadership, the SPD Technician is responsible for ensuring sterile processing and HLD protocols are followed and provides input to management as needed. Assists leadership in the development and implementation of systems and process improvement. Ensures instrument and scope availability through workflow management and daily operations. Assesses problem areas related to accuracy and procedural deficiencies and develops remediation plans, in collaboration with leadership, faculty and staff. Acts as lead for Head and Neck Scope Techs and assists leadership in overseeing day-to-day staff duties. Instructs in new procedures, policies, and equipment. Provides training and acts as a technical resource to staff. Serves as a liaison for physician and patient care staff. Provides training related to the point of care removal of gross debris and safe transport. Participates in the hiring of new Head & Neck Scope Techs, and assists with staff performance evaluations. Provides backup to other unit personnel as needed. Ensures adherence to all national and UC San Diego Health policies and procedures related to sterile processing and high-level disinfection, as well as sterile instrument storage and management.

The key responsibilities of this supervisory position include:

* Oversees and ensures safe operation of HLD equipment, including ensuring scope availability based on clinic and patient needs.

* Monitoring, coaching, training for staff working with scopes, sterile instruments and/or HLD processing equipment.

* Inspecting equipment for damage and ensuring proper function through collaboration with Biomedical Engineering, vendors and leadership.

* Keeping accurate records of sterilization, HLD and supply inventory.

* Ensures safe and appropriate storage of sterile instruments, scopes and supplies.

* Transporting and delivering medical equipment and supplies to different departments.

* Participates in systemwide SPD and HLD workgroups to improve workflows and safety.


  • Four (4) years of relevant experience as an HLD or SPD technician.

  • Two (2) years of experience in an administrative supervisory/lead role.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of computer programs to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

  • Must have critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to resolve issues in a timely manner.

  • Ability to follow protocols and standardized guidelines.

  • Ensures all workflows, policies, and procedures, and competencies comply with all regulatory and UCSD Health standards.

  • Ability to develop training/competencies, update as needed and implement across multiple departments.


  • Bilingual - English/Spanish.
  • Two (2) years of experience in an acute care facility.
  • Certification in High-Level Disinfection and Scope Management and/or Sterile Processing
  • Sterile Processing certification
  • Medical terminology training or certificate.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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