Located in downtown Orlando, Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) has served the Central
Florida community for more than 100 years. With 898 acute-care and rehabilitative beds, it is among the largest
acute-care facilities in the region and the only Level I Trauma Centers in Central Florida. The hospital has earned
recognition from U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” in Central Florida and rated high performing in 12
adult procedures and conditions. Orlando Health ORMC holds the most Beacon Awards for Excellence in the state,
awarded by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to units that employ evidence-based practices to
improve patient and family outcomes, and is the only adult-care hospital in Orlando to achieve Magnet®
Recognition, the gold standard for nursing's contribution to quality patient care, safety, research and service
Orlando Health ORMC is the flagship hospital of the Orlando Health system of care, which includes 24 award-winning
hospitals and ERs, 9 specialty institutes, 14 urgent care centers, 100+ primary care practices and more than 60
outpatient facilities that span Florida's east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, we provide care for more than
142,000 inpatient and 3.9 million outpatient visits each year.
Orlando Health is committed to providing you with benefits that go beyond the expected, with career-growing FREE
education programs and well-being services to support you and your family through every stage of life. We begin
your benefits on day one and offer flexibility wherever possible so that you can be present for your passions. “Orlando
Health Is Your Best Place to Work” is not just something we say, it's our promise to you.
Demonstrates, through clinical practice, knowledge and a clear understanding of the entire sterilization process, from cleaning and
decontamination through packaging, sterilization and distribution.
Has high professional and ethical standards that are employed in making critical decisions in every aspect of the sterilization
Uses knowledge of microbiology and infection control in determining the best method of processing ever changing, highly
technical patient care instrumentation and equipment.
Has advanced knowledge of the function of surgical instrumentation during the course of patient care in the operating room
suite in at least one surgical specialty.
Proficient in the decontamination of surgical instrumentation as well as a wide variety of patient equipment.
Responsible for the sterilization of all instrumentation, equipment and supplies that are requested from customer departments.
Responsible for daily record keeping and chemical, mechanical, & biological monitoring relative to sterilization processes.
Participates in the preceptor-ship and orientation of new team members.
Consults with and works directly with the SPD Supervisor, and/or the SPD Operations Specialist, regarding unit activities.
Works as the patient's advocate regarding the most correct and safest form of sterilization for all patient use instrumentation
Assures that through specific infection control procedures a safe environment is maintained.
Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state
and local standards.
Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
Participates in all unit quality control activities. He or she must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of their role to
Responsible for helping to maintain a safe environment for fellow team members as well as patients.
Completes special projects, without supervision, as assigned by departmental leadership.
High school graduate or equivalent.
Within first year of employment:
Completion status in the Orlando Health SPD Core Course; or
Nationally certified through:
o Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA); or
o The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Maintain 12 continuing education points per year.
*************One (1) year of experience in sterile processing REQUIRED********