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Job Summary

In accordance with UMHS, AORN, AAMI and industry standards to decontaminate, prepare, sterilize and/or distribute sterile processed items.


  • Decontaminate instruments and other processable items & equipment following industry standards (UMHS/AAMI/AORN).
  • Assembles, packages, and prepares instrument/instrument sets and other re-usable items.
  • Performs sterilization tasks including: Steam, EtO, H2O2, Pasteurization (site dependent).
  • Competently operates department equipment according to safe practices.
  • Follow policies for sterilization testing and monitoring. Accurately documents indicators such as BI reports, Challenge tests, etc.
  • Brings to the attention of management any and all matters regarding/questioning processing sterilization.
  • Handles and distributes processed items according to practices for site (e.g., case carts).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Graduate of Sterile Processing program including completed externship.
  • Minimum 18 months CSS experience for Processor II position.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and customer relations.
  • Must have a commitment to contributing to a positive department culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team in addition to being able to take direction.
  • Ability to take rotating weekend call, with 30 minute response rate.

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least 18 months CSS experience.
  • CSPD certification.

Work Schedule

  • Shift: Afternoons, M-F, 3-11:30pm, with rotating weekend and holiday call.
  • Hours: Full time, 40hrs.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.