Central Supply Technician
POSITION TYPE: Allied Health
LOCATION: White Plains, NY
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent
The Central Service Technician II is certified as either Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Central Supply Processing Department Technician
(CSPDT) and is responsible for ensuring that all surgical supplies, instruments and equipment are properly inventoried, decontaminated, assembled, inspected, packaged, sterilized, stored, distributed, and tracked in a quality/timely manner through the hospital. Works independently with little supervision, qualified to train others and serves as a resource to Central Processing customers.
- Demonstrates/articulates an understanding of the responsibilities of the position
- Verbalizes and applies knowledge of current department and hospital policies and procedures
- Attends staff meeting or equivalent to update knowledge related to current department/hospital issues
- Completes annual department/hospital competency requirements and documents appropriately on Competency/Education record
- Identifies and uses appropriate methods and solutions to sort, disassemble, decontaminate, rinse, and disinfect instruments and clinical equipment. Operates and troubleshoots cleaning equipment. Appropriately handles garbage, linen, and biohazardous material. Maintains safety standards. Responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies, instruments and equipment
- Maintains proper functioning of sterilizers, ultrasonic cleaner and instrument decontamination washers and performs inspection of same
- Consistently uses recipes to correctly assemble, protect, wrap, containerize and/or peel package and label instruments. Identifies and inspects instruments for cleanliness and functionality.
- Properly handles and stores sterile supplies, equipment and instruments.
- Selects appropriate sterilization methods. Knows and follows correct principles of sterilization. Properly documents and verifies sterilization loads and biological test to determine the efficacy of the sterilization process.
- Retrieves, disburses and tracks medical and surgical supplies and equipment to the customer in a quality/timely manner.
- Knows, uses, maintains and operates the equipment specific to CP, i.e. steam, Sterrad, OER-Pro, sterilizers; cart washers; washer/disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners and heat sealers as well as a variety of testing devices.
- Knows and uses the processes involved in ordering, receiving, stocking, rotating delivering and monitoring usage of surgical supplies. Communicates supply issues to appropriate personnel in a timely manner.
- Environmental Standards; Maintains a clean orderly work area. Completes assigned housekeeping duties.
- Serves as a resource to customers on all Central Processing functions.
- Performs other related job duties as required. Tracks his/her progress and compliance in regards to training, staff meeting and in-service education, etc.
- Distributes medical supplies and restocks the supplies by rotating the stock
- Transport patients to and from the Operating Room and Post Anesthesia Care Unit
- Cleans and maintains work area including shelves in an orderly fashion
- Applies knowledge of current methods of infection control
- Completes 10 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) annually and submits supporting documentation to Manager and Human Resources as required by NYS Law.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned
- Competitive salary
- Direct Deposit
- Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
- Employee discount program
- Excellent room for growth and advancement
- High School Diploma or GED required.
- Must be certified as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) or Central Supply Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) or grandfathered(see grandfathering clause below)
- Previous Central Supply or Operating Room instrument processing experience preferred.
- Familiarity with medical technology preferred.
- Grandfathering: Certain individuals are grandfathered in and do not have to be certified Must have worked for a cumulative total of one year in the four years of January 2011 to January 2015.
- Grandfathering: Certain individuals are grandfathered in and do not have to be certified so long as the individual must have worked for a cumulative total of one year in the four years of January 2011 to January 2015.