Operates sterilizing equipment to decontaminate, disinfect and sterilize surgical instruments, supplies and equipment. Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment in the sterile storage area. The Central Sterile Tech is an experienced Sterile Processing/OR Attendant II with a minimum of one (1) year of experience. The Tech will be accountable for maintaining the standards of quality established for thedepartment. The Tech will perform his/her duties within the Instrument Room areas that would includethe decontamination, preparation and sterile processing of surgical instruments and supplies for patient use inaccordance with Hospital and Departmental policies and procedures. EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma or Equivalent. A minimum of one (1) year of Sterile Processing, Instrument Room or Central Sterile Processing Experience. Required.Must Read, Write and Speak English fluently. Must have computer skills with Intranet/Internet skills, Word Processing abilities, an INSTRUMENT TRACKING SYSTEM (ie: ABACUS) and use of Groupwise or similaroffice programs. ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Sterile Processing Environment of the Instrument Room. Perioperative Services. Sterilization Processes and Washer Decontamination. Potential Infectious waste contact. Mask, Eye Wear, Gloves and Full protective gown coverage required. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift baskets of instruments weighing 25 30 lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks in assembling instruments and sets. Must be able to work in an active high stress environment. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Department: Operating Room Bargaining Unit: 1199 Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 111 East 210th Street, Bronx Shift: Evening Scheduled Hours: 3 PM-11:30 PM Req ID: 101814 Montefiore is an equal employment opportunity employer. Montefiore will recruit, hire, train, transfer, promote, layoff and discharge associates in all job classifications without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, gender, actual or presumed disability, history of disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, pregnancy, military status, marital status, or partnership status, or any other characteristic protected by law. N/A Associated topics: hematopathology, medical laboratory science, medical technologist, microbiology, sterile processing technician, surgical technologist, technician laboratory, technologist, testing, toxicology
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