Job Description

Payroll Title:
La Jolla Sterile Processing
Hiring Pay Scale
$26.92 - $33.46 / Hour
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
EX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Rotating, 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, Evening/Night, rotating weekends

#130838 UCSD HEALTH HIRING EVENT: Sterile Processing Techs

Filing Deadline: Thu 7/25/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07-08-2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07-16-2024. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


UC San Diego Health is hosting a virtual hiring event for Sterile Processing Techs on Tuesday July 23rd from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Friday July 26th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST. Interview with the hiring leaders and learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Location of event: Virtual

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Working under direct supervision, responsible and accountable for all activities and competencies related to sterile processing. Ensures that instrumentation and equipment needed for surgery and various medical exams have been sterilized and assembled in accordance with regulatory guidelines and hospital policy. Ensures compliance with all record keeping requirements. Assists with ordering and procuring equipment and instrumentation as needed.

Selected applicants may be hired at the Sterile Processing Tech I, II or III level depending on the candidate's qualification and experience.

These open positions are for the following schedule: [Evening, 8-hour shifts, Monday-Friday, rotating weekends] and/or [Nights, 8-hour shifts, Monday-Friday, rotating weekends].


  • Must possess the abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.
  • Sterile Processing Tech Certification (CRCST, CPSPD)(for Tech III)
  • BART or BLS at time of hire with commitment to get BART within six (6) months of hire date.
  • Must have two (2) years of recent experience in a similar role and setting.(for Tech II)
  • Must have three (3) years of recent experience in a similar role and setting.(for Tech III)
  • Demonstrated skill and proficiency with a variety of surgical procedures, instrumentation, and equipment
  • Knowledge of effective inventory storage and retrieval practices
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge in the decontamination, disinfection and sterilization procedures of surgical instruments
  • Completion of SPD course (for Tech III)


  • Sterile Processing Tech Certification.(for tech I and II)


  • 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $56,209 - $69,864 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $26.92 - $33.46

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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