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Central Sterile Service Technician – per diem

NYU Langone Health

This is a Contract position in Mineola, NY posted January 9, 2022.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center, which offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services.

Position Summary:
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Central Sterile Technician.

In this role, the successful candidate responsible for the coordination of decontamination, sterilization, cleaning, and assembly of instruments and supplies dispensed by the Central Sterile Service. Adheres to all infection control practices, organizational policies, industry, Joint Commission (JCAHO), and Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Standards. Directs the flow of the department to include making assignments for staff and coordinating surgical equipment and supply needs between the department and the procedural areas. Responsible for the full scope of function of the department during the assigned shift.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the liaison between the Operating Room (OR), the Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) and communicates to staff appropriately so that all priority trays are completed in a timely manner and in accordance with departmental policies and procedures. Ensures all loaner trays and equipment are processed and ready for scheduled cases.
  • Monitors OR, ASU and procedural area schedules to ensure that specific trays are ready for use. Directs workflow of the department as necessary.
  • Follows proper procedure for biological monitoring of sterilizers as per regulatory and hospital requirements. Responsible for daily review, compliance, and maintenance of all sterilization and biological monitoring records.
  • Accepts responsibility for the function of the department during the assigned shift. Oversees all technicians and is responsible for scheduling and assigning work. Communicates all open pending issues and provides a report to the subsequent supervisor or lead. Organizes in-service education, orientation, and training of staff.
  • Responsible for function of all decontamination and sterilization equipment. Trouble shoots, adjusts, and opens services call. Follows established protocols to return equipment to service.
  • Responsible for the proper identification, functionality, and preparation of surgical instruments for all hospital services.
  • Responsible for the processing of patient charge items.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
To qualify you must have a High School or GED.
Certified and Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) OR Certification from the Certification for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

Preferred Qualifications:
3- 5 years Central Service or Surgical Processing.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island 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.

NYU Langone Hospital-Long Island is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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