Sterile Processing Technician Travel Jobs
How to Become a Travel Sterile Processing Technician
If you want to become a travel SPT, you must receive proper education and training because sterile processing is crucial to ensuring essential medical equipment is safe and ready to use for various patients.
Qualifications you should have to become a travel SPT include:
High school diploma or GED
Appropriate sterile processing technician accreditation in one of the 50 states
1 to 2 years of recent experience in the job's primary care area
Additionally, having advanced training and a sterile processing certificate can make you more attractive for travel sterile processing jobs. Some facilities may require their SPTs to have other credentials or pass other requirements, as well.
Traveling Sterile Processing Tech Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties of SPTs include cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment, but there are other things they do or are responsible for, too. Whether you're at one location or another, the duties and responsibilities travel sterile processing technicians have include:
Cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment and tools ahead of procedures
Preparing, sterilizing and organizing surgical equipment and tools during procedures
Keeping track of all the sterilized and nonsterilized instruments and equipment
Maintaining inventory and records of the equipment and their working condition
Determining if new equipment is needed
Decontaminating and disposing of biohazardous materials and medical waste
Verifying equipment works properly and getting them fixed if needed
As a travel sterile processing tech, you may be in charge of these duties or support the existing team, depending on what facility you're at.
Sterile Processing Technicians' Salary and Benefits
Sterile processing technician travel jobs offer travelers a great career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for sterile processing technician jobs is expected to increase by 5% from 2022 to 2032.
The salary for SPT travel jobs depends on the duration, location and facility setting you'll work in. On average, sterile processing technicians earn around $1,500 weekly.
When you need help finding sterile processing tech jobs, rely on Trustaff. We ensure you can access a selection of jobs in all 50 states and benefits like guaranteed weekly hours, health insurance, a 401(k) with employer matches, and employee discounts or rewards through our Ingenovis Health ACT program.
For appealing travel assignments and opportunities in various healthcare facilities, Trustaff is your trusted partner.
Why Become a Trustaff Traveler?
We want our employees to feel encouraged and connected, which is why we foster community among our team members, no matter where you are. Join our conversations on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or X, formerly known as Twitter, to get to know travel nurses just like you.
We also provide education opportunities to further your career knowledge, professional skillset and personal wellness. Check out our Ingenovis Health ACT program for additional resources.