Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Central Sterile Technician-Essex Cross.
In this role, the successful candidate must have the ability to work in accordance with nursing, surgeons, and other perioperative staff to ensure all instruments and supplies (e.g. exchange carts, par level carts, instrument sets, single peel packs and sterile supplies) meet established quotas, both qualitatively and quantitatively for upcoming surgical cases. Decontaminate, disinfect, test, adjust, assemble and transport mobile patient equipment. Decontaminate, inspect, assemble, prep and pack, and sterilize designated surgical instrumentation. Conducts inventories (e.g. orders and stocks sterile and unsterile medical disposable goods) in storage areas and ensures sterile processing of all materials. Handles face to face, telephone and other communication avenues to respond to requests from internal and external customers and actively participate in a continuous quality improvement process. Must work well under pressure, being able to prioritize multiple tasks and/or requests for service. Work with vendors and other NYU locations for loaner items and consignment products. Work and train amongst multiple departments. Establish processes for proper individual/team workflow.
Adheres to the organizations Service Standards, Mission, Vision, Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
Responsible for the organizations Service Standards and incorporates them into performance of duties.
Acts ethically and upholds professional, institutional, and personal codes of ethics.
Adheres to NYU-Health Systems HIPPA standards.
Maintains a professional appearance; wears identification badge at all times while at the NYU Health System
Performs and documents quality assurance processes and random sampling of products according to established policies/procedures
Completes planned Quality Control (QC) testing for equipment and environmental parameters on the shift as scheduled and documents it.
Incorporates infection control guidelines during the transferring, storing and transport of sterile packages
Effectively enters, and searches for information in the instrument tracking system.
Responsible for decontamination, disinfection, and cleaning methods
Responsible for surgical instrumentation preparation, assembly, inspection, and packaging.
Responsible for the sterilization, documentation, storage and delivery of sterile packages.
Responsible to maintain control and to restock respective OR/CSPD areas with incoming deliveries of products and replenish par levels.
Responsible for maintaining a clean and organized work area throughout the department.
Ensures all instruments and equipment are appropriately completed following instructions-for-use (IFU) throughout all reprocessing procedures.
This description of functions is intended to be used as a general guideline. The employee is expected to perform any related duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current certification for Central Service Technician (CRCST) by an accredited agency such as the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSM)
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and do basic mathematical calculations
Position may require flexible work schedule, weekends and holidays
Knowledge of specific health care products, patient care equipment, surgical instruments, medical terminology and basic use is required
Basic computer skills required
Advanced Certification in areas of Central Sterile Processing (CHL, CIS, CER)
Experience in computerized instrument tracking software
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Health is a world-class, patient-centered, integrated academic medical center, known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. Included in the 200+ locations throughout the New York area are five inpatient locations: Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute-care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation, ranked as one of the top 10 rehabilitation programs in the country; NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital with all musculoskeletal specialties ranked top 10 in the country; Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services; and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a full-service teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Also part of NYU Langone Health is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute–designated cancer center, and NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history.