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Sterile Processing Technician

Job in Buffalo - Erie County - NY New York - USA , 14266
Company: Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Tech
  • Research/Development
    Medical Lab Technician, Lab Tech
Job Description & How to Apply Below
The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for maintaining high standards for decontamination, assembly, inspecting, wrapping and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment for Surgical Services and all Ancillary Departments. This includes working in conjunction with the OR staff to provide timely sterile products, trays and case carts where applicable. The Sterile Processing Technician maintains consistency and continuous workflow between the OR and Sterile Processing while practicing above average customer service.

High School Diploma or GED required. Completion of a Sterile Processing Technician program or Surgical Tech/OR program or have 1 year experience as a Sterile Processing Technician required. Upon hire/transfer - 10 hrs of Continuing

Education Credits Annually required. 1 year of experience in Sterile Processing or Surgical Tech experience preferred. Microsoft Windows 7 skills test required. Effective 1/1/15, must obtain and maintain within 18 months of hire/transfer one of the following: (1) Certified Registered Central Service Technician Credential (CRCST), (2) Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Credential (CSPDT) or (3) Certified Surgical Technologist credential. Employees hired/transferred prior to 1/1/2011 are grandfathered for the certification requirement as well as those hired/transferred into the position between 1/1/2011 and 1/1/2015 who have a cumulative period of one year as a Sterile Processing Technician.

Otherwise, certification must be obtained by 6/30/16. (Regulatory Requirement). All Sterile Processing Technicians are mandated by the State to annually complete ten hours of continuing education credits to remain qualified to function as a Sterile Processing Technician. Active employees as of 12/31/14 have until 12/31/15 to obtain the continuing education credits. Employees hired/transferred 1/1/15 and after must obtain the continuing education credits by the end of their first year of employment.
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