1+ months

CS/SPD Lead Technician

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

Job Summary:

Performs and serves as a resource for decontamination, inspection, assembly and sterilization of all surgical instrumentation. Troubleshoots equipment or product failure. Performs in the role as well as monitors others in preparing complex case cart functions. Responsible for receiving, stocking and inventory. In the absence of a supervisor, leads the daily activities of assigned SPD team or department, including assigning resources, corrective action and assistance with performance reviews.



  • Provides technical expertise for all customers, internal and external.
  • Troubleshoots all processing equipment problems, including washers, sonics, endo processors, cart washers, sterilizers and the instrument tracking system.
  • Seeks ways to eliminate errors, reduce turnaround time, maintain work-flow and improve customer service.
  • Follows department standards when processing equipment, instrumentation, and chemicals.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on instrumentation.
  • Observes personal protective equipment standards in decontamination process.
  • Demonstrates use of Process Improvement Standards (PIS) techniques and philosophies.
  • Performs all Certified Technician duties as outlined in job description.
  • Monitors and controls supplies and equipment, resolves any related issues.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the proper handling of equipment, instrumentation, and chemicals.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on instruments and equipment.
  • Observes personal protective equipment standards in decontamination process.
  • Directs the activities of the SPD staff.
  • Assists with performance reviews and corrective action for assigned employees.
  • Reviews shift reports to ensure adequate resources are available.
  • Uses the department's instrument and productivity tracking program to maintain accurate records regarding sterilization and set assembly count-sheets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • HS diploma or equivalent GED required.


      • Sterile Processing Distribution certification(CRCST)  by IAHCSMM or CBSPD required.

        Complexity of Work:

        • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
        • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

          Work Experience:

          • Minimum one year experience as a sterile processing , central  service, and/or operating room technician required.

            Physical Requirements:

            • Lifts and carries items weighing up to 25 pounds and ability to push, pull and navigate supply carts weighing >than 75 pounds.

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2020-09-18 Expires: 2020-11-18

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Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

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