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Job Summary

In accordance with UMHS, AORN, AAMI and industry standards, decontaminates, prepares, and sterilizes and/or distributes 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*

*Note:  Successful applicant will be placed into an OR Instrument Processor I (Pay Grade 06) or OR Instrument Processor II (Pay Grade 07) depending upon the position for which the applicant meets the below required qualifications.

OR Instrument Processor I:

  • Graduate of Sterile Processing program including completed externship.
  • Ability to take rotating weekend & holiday call, with 30 minute response time.

OR Instrument Processor II:

  • Graduate of Sterile Processing program including completed externship.
  • Certification.
  • Minimum 1.5yrs CSS experience.
  • Demonstrated competency with 80% of trays within assigned work areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team in addition to being able to take direction.
  • Ability to take rotating weekend & holiday call, with 30 minute response time.

Desired Qualifications*

OR Instrument Processor I:

  • 1yr CSS experience.

Work Schedule

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

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

Michigan Medicine 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.