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Across UPMC, our guiding principle is to always prioritize the safety of our employees, patients, and members. UPMC believes that vaccination is important, helps protect all, and advocates that everyone who can be vaccinated should be vaccinated.

UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Central Sterile Processing Technician (Multiple Levels) - Surgical Processing


UPMC Shadyside is hiring a full-time Central Sterile Processing Technician to join our growing Surgical Processing team! 

*This position is offering a Sign-On Bonus of up to $5,000 to external Sterile Processing hires that have at least 2 years of prior experience!

Our Surgical Processing team performs on average 60-65 surgeries in our main operating room and ambulatory surgery center. We also serve as support to several other departments throughout the hospital, including Anesthesia, Emergency Room, and Cardiology to name a few! We offer flexible scheduling, a career ladder that promotes your career development & advancement, and a strong team-oriented culture with consistently high staff satisfaction scores.

Sterile processing technicians are considered infection preventionists. Medical facilities cannot operate without their attentive and skilled sterile processing technicians! Our sterile processing technicians can expect a strong career outlook. Current estimates indicate that sterile processing technician job availability will increase by 10.9 percent from 2016 to 2026! 


  • Prepare and assemble surgical tray and equipment following established tray listings for issue, storage, or further processing.
  • Conform and adhere to department policies concerning decontamination, sterile processing, infection control, and safety.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of, and effectively troubleshoot, all decontamination/sterilization equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of performance improvement tools and techniques. Continuously improve the quality of care and the work environment of outcomes and the integration of research and best practices into daily work.
  • Share learning from improvements with other units and/or spreads across the business unit or system.
  • Assess supplies required for prescribed standard surgical procedures and set up case carts.
  • Maintain inventory, collect, disassemble, inspect, clean, disinfect, and reassemble all instrument trays patient care equipment.
  • Display awareness of cost containment in the organization of work by using economy in time, motion, and material.


  • High school graduate or equivalent required. 
  • Six months of healthcare experience or currently enrolled in an Accredited Surgical Technician/Sterile Processing Program, preferred.
  • Must complete 10 hours of continuing education to remain qualified as a Central Sterile Technician on an annual basis.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances 

  • Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution or Certified Registered Central Service Technician or Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) certification required. 
  • New employees will have 18 months from the date of hire to obtain the required certification
  • Employees active in a Central Sterile position, on or before the effective date, at a healthcare facility, are grandfathered regarding the certification and will not need to obtain it unless they move into a different position that would require certification.
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  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

*You will be placed in the appropriate job title and salary from the career ladder, based on your individual experience and education.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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