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Become A Central Sterilization Technician

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Working As A Central Sterilization Technician

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Processing Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $36,790

    Average Salary

What Does A Central Sterilization Technician Do At South Nassau Communities Hospital

* Develops and facilitates curriculum for initial and ongoing competencies for Central Sterilization Staff and assesses individual learning needs and styles.
* Develops and manages education budget.
* Act as a clinical resource for the Central Sterile staff members using evidence based knowledge and prevailing standards (AORN, AAMI, CDC).
* Ensures sterile processing members compliance with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines.
* Assist staff members in the evaluation of current practices through quality and process improvement

What Does A Central Sterilization Technician Do At NYU Medical Center

* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Performs and documents quality assurance processes, and random sampling of products according to protocol.
* Incorporates infection control guidelines during the transferring, storing and transporting of sterile packages.
* Effectively enters, modifies and searches information in the instrument tracking system..
* Responsible for the sterilization processes, documentation and delivery of sterile packages.
* Responsible for major surgical instruments preparation and assembly, inspection and packaging.
* Responsible for decontamination, disinfection and cleaning methods.
* Responsible for the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into the performance of duties

What Does A Central Sterilization Technician Do At HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

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* The Central Sterile Tech manages the provision of sterile supplies and equipment required by the Operating Room, Recovery Room, Emergency Room, Labor & Delivery and patient care departments by cleaning, packaging, sterilizing, and storing.
* Draws knowledge from all personnel involved and monitors correct procedures as situations occur.
* Involves general guidance and direction by the Surgical Services Clinical Manager.
* Works independently with little or no supervision in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures

What Does A Central Sterilization Technician Do At Ascension Health

* Operates all sterilizing equipment following regulation directives.
* Assembles and maintains specific surgical instruments utilized throughout the facility.
* Inventories and reorders instruments and supplies.
* Performs all required quality assurance tests on equipment and maintains daily records.
* Distributes sterile and non-sterile supplies upon request or case cart requisition.
* Fills surgical case cart requisitions and operates cart lifts to provide instrumentation and surgical supplies used in the Operating Room.
* Sorts and inspects all instrumentation for cleanliness, proper function and breakage.
* Prepares items for terminal sterilization, high level and low level disinfection.
* Performs all other duties and projects as assigned

What Does A Central Sterilization Technician Do At New Hanover Regional Medical Center

* 1. Schedule shift and maintain staffing assignments according to departmental policy.
* Conduct or supply departmental training and staff development and provide a role model for subordinates.
* Knowledge of the operation of the automated instrument washer disinfectors, glide systems, ultrasonic machine and cart washer.
* Work in any areas as needed.
* Knowledge of the operation of the steam sterilizers, ETO sterilizers, Sterrad NX and Sterrad sterilizers.
* Knowledge of all tests for all steam sterilizers, Bowie Dick and Biologicals.
* This includes the OR steam sterilizers.
* Able to log all test accordingly, record load contents associated with operation of all CSP/OR sterilizers.
* Track daily in Ansos, Kronos for time and attendance.
* Contributes to budget development.
* Order operating supplies, implants, replacement instruments and trays.
* Send out for loaners and repairs.
* Maintain count sheet for all trays.
* Maintain certification.
* Communicates with surgeons and Resource Nurses to insure their product needs are being met.
* Assures equitable use of resources and operational cost effectiveness.
* Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence
* Performs other duties as assigned.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Swedish

  • Filipino

  • Chinese

  • Ukrainian

  • Dakota

  • Hindi

  • Russian

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Top Central Sterilization Technician Skills

  1. Sterrad Machines
  2. Sterile Tech
  3. Medical Supplies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Sterilize prepped packing using steam or sterrad machines.
  • Functioned as lead central sterile tech in a surgical department that performed over 4000 procedures each year.
  • Stock case carts or other medical supplies for clinics and operating rooms.
  • Sterilize surgical instruments and stocking all floors with medical supplies.
  • Restocked and maintained inventory, submitted requisitions, collected and distributed instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment

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