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Catholic Health (Buffalo)

Sterile Processing Technician

Post Date:Oct 17, 2017Type:Part-Time
Start Date:10/17/2017Salary:
Location:US-NY-Buffalo Job Reference:

Status: Part-time

Hours:  45 - 52.5 hours per pay period (PT)

Shift:  Primary shift: 2p-10p with rotation to 12p-8p, 10a-6p and 8a-4p 

Educational and Experience Requirements: High school or equivalent. Must annually complete ten (10) hours of continuing education credits to remain qualified to function in this position. Failure to meet this standard will result in termination of employment.

Six (6) months experience in Processing/Sterilization; or six (6) months hospital experience as a Nursing Attendant in a hospital or skilled nursing facility with previous experience with the sterilization, idenfification and wrapping of surgical instruments; or a graduate from an accredited college with the completion of a Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program.

 Must also meet the certification requirement:

i) Successfully passed a nationally accredited central service exam for central services technicians; and (ii) holds and maintains one of the following credentials administered by a nationally accredited central service technician credentialing organization: the certified registered central service technician credential, the certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential or a substantially equivalent credential (as determined by the Hospital); or is a student or intern performing the functions of a central service technician if the student or intern is under the direct supervision of an appropriately licensed or certified healthcare professional and is functioning within the scope of the student’s or intern’s training. Employees who fail to do so will be terminated. Exception: those incumbents who can provide evidence they were employed for services performed by a central service technician (as determined by the Hospital), for a cumulative period of one year, occurring within the four years immediately prior to the effective date of the law (specifically, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014) are deemed grandfathered.  Note 1: An employee who does not meet the requirements above shall have eighteen (18) months from date of hire into that position to obtain the certified registered central service technician credential or the certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential. Note 2: Failure to meet and maintain this standard will result in termination of employment.

Job Description:

Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician

Department - Intraoperative Services

Performs cleaning and sterilization of instruments, equipment and supplies. Prepares packs and trays as directed.  Handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately. Assists in maintaining adequate inventory.  Responsible for ordering supplies from stockroom and submitting other supply orders as necessary. Receives, processes and dispenses supplies for patient care

Provides in team assistance to include room turnovers, sterile supply management, case cart preparation, inventory control, sterile patient skin preps and direct patient care under the direction of a specialty team leader, Manager Intraoperative Services, Perioperative Business/Systems Supervisor and/or Director of Perioperative Services

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Catholic Health (Buffalo)

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