Instrument Tech I

Job ID
Employment Type
Central Sterilization
Hours / Pay Period
St Johns Regional Medical Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (12:00 AM - 8:30 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Welcome to St. John’s Regional Medical Center.

At Dignity Health, we believe in the healing power of kindness. Since 1912, we have been giving something forward to the people of Oxnard, California. St. John's Regional Medical Center is a 266-bed facility employing more than 1,200 caring professionals and a medical staff of more than 600 active physicians. We offer a 23-bed acute rehabilitation center, and provide a wide array of programs and services that include oncology, cardiovascular, maternity care, orthopedic, weight loss surgery, spinal disease treatment, community outreach and more.


Our passion for inspiring a stronger, healthier world compels us to lead with our hearts as we serve the community of Oxnard. One of the most beautiful areas in the country, Oxnard is nestled between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, and offers residents spectacular beaches, clean air and open spaces, as well as easy access to California wine country. We invite you to join us in delivering humankindness, one person at time.


Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.  For more information, visit:



In keeping with the Dignity Health core values, the Instrument Tech I supports and promotes the provision of quality patient care by cleaning, processing and sterilization of instruments and surgical trays. SPD was established to centralize the decontamination, sterilization, assembly, distribution and control of sterile items, non-sterile items and equipment used in all areas of the hospital. By centralizing these activities, it is possible to provide more effective and efficient service. The overall objective of SPD is to have the right item, at the right place, at the right time, in the right condition.
This position is represented by SEIU-UHW and is covered by the terms and conditions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Six (6) to twelve (12) months of  processing and instrument assembly required.
  • High School education or Equivalent required.
  • Expectation of employee completing a Central Supply and Sterile Processing Certification within one year of hire.


  • Two (2) years or greater working as a Sterile Processing tech and in Sterile Processing.
  • Central Service and Sterile Intrumentation Process Certification preferred. 

Special Skills:

To read, write and follow written and oral instruction. To communicate effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds. To acquire and practice thorough knowledge of the principles of aseptic technique when carrying out various functions in the Sterile Processing Department. To participate in on-going inservices training and on the job training. To follow exact procedures for every assignment. To perform arithmetic computations in determining the amount of supplies needed, issued and returned. To work independently without close supervision. Friendly, courteous, cooperative, team oriented, proactive attitude, problem solving skills and detailed accuracy are required.


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