Mount Sinai Careers
CENTRAL STERILE SERVICES TECHNICIAN - FULL TIME
Responsible for sterilization and decontamination support to the Operating Room. Using appropriate methods, will decontaminate all surgical instrumentation, equipment, and supplies. Operates all decontamination equipment (washers, ultrasonic unit, etc.). Will inspect and assemble all surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies. Uses the appropriate packaging methods in preparation of instrumentation, equipment, and supplies for sterilization. Identifies and packages all items to be gas sterilized. Operates sterilization units (pre-vac units, flash units, sterrad, etc.). Sterilizes instrument sets and other reusable supplies and equipment. Performs the required quality assurance checks on sterilization units (Biological, Bowie Dick Tests, etc). Maintains records of quality assurance checks with sterilization records. Interprets sterilization graphs/printouts and other indicators. Transports sterilized supplies to appropriate storage areas and restocks shelves. Must possess knowledge of all supplies and equipment maintained by the department. Distributes supplies to nursing care units and other departments as required. Must check expiration dates and package integrity before storage and distribution. May be required to perform other duties as required. High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years’ experience and must be IAHCSMM certified. Must have excellent communication skills and follow written and verbal instructions.