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Sterile Processing Technician Central Services & Supply SCH

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time Flex FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Evenings with Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 12p-8p, 1p-11p, 2p-10p


Responsible for the washing and decontamination of instruments and equipment

Responsible for equipment retrieval, set-up, testing and distribution and retrieval of instruments from OR & L&D

Responsible for house, general and specialty tray assembly, wrapping and sterilization

Responsible for operation, cycle documentation and quality assurance of sterilizers, system 1 (Steris) and decontaminators

Responsible for exchange cart, par level cart, case cart and specialty cart inventory and set-up

Responsible for in-stock inventory management


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Current and sustained certification (being either temporary or full certification) as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT), or a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • Maintains a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education units annually

  • Successfully passed a nationally accredited central service technician exam, and holds or maintains a temporary or full certification as a CRCST, CSPDT, or CST;
  • The employee with a temporary certification will need to prove full (CRCST or CSPDT) certification by the 18th month of their employment

  • Able to identify general instruments
  • Lifting trays; walking; standing for periods of time;
  • Operating equipment, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, reading; writing; communication skills
  • Computer skills helpful

  • Medium to high level of stress; ability to concentrate on task under disruptive conditions; work environment change due to nature of workflow. Exposure to blood and body fluids. Required to wear protective personal apparel as appropriate


  • Effective January 1st 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of your vaccination status as part of your new employee pre-boarding. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for medical reasons.
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