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University of Rochester Central Service Work Leader - 225732 in Rochester, New York

Central Service Work Leader Job ID 225732

Location Strong Memorial Hospital Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 027 Ambul Surg Ctr-Sawgrass


1:30 PM - 10:00 PM


General Purpose:

The Central Service Technician - Educator’s duties include using decontaminates; high-level disinfection; clean, process, assemble, store and distribute medical devices and supplies used in patient care while adhering to principles of asepsis and infection control. Also will be responsible for overseeing the training and continuing education for Sterile Supply Processing Employees, under the supervision of the Manager. Must be knowledgeable of the regulations and guidelines such as AAMI, TJC, and CDC.

Specific Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Central Service Supervisor, the Central Service Technician – Educator is accountable for the following responsibilities:

  • Composes and develops instructional training for new employees in all the processes of Central Service (decontam, prep and pack, central supply, high-level disinfection) following policies, procedures, systems, and process flow. Maintains training records and assures the annual competencies and clinical protocols are upheld and regulations and guidelines such as TJC and AMMI are practiced. Serves as a preceptor. Provides opportunities for staff by presenting in-service educational topics at staff meetings.

  • Follows policies, protocols, techniques and manufacturer’s guidelines when reprocessing assembling and maintaining specialized instruments and equipment utilized in the operating room and patient care area. Uses specialized washers and sterilizers which are operated according to the manufacturers guidelines. Chooses supplies, instruments and equipment for surgical cases. Runs daily equipment tests as necessary. Replaces lost or damaged instruments from stock. Communicates to Manager when supplies are needed.

  • Performs cleaning/sterilization using high-level disinfection; is knowledgeable of and adheres to regulations.

  • Documents required information and maintains records for sterilization and repair of instruments and equipment.

  • Is knowledgeable of loaner instrument policies and procedures and is able to train others and follow protocol.

  • Has basic knowledge of implant instumentation and is able to troubleshoot with the OR as needed. Has the ability to clean and process implant instruments.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Position involves bending and lifting; safely lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds; and standing most of the day.


Recommended: Bachelor’s degree. Previous operating room or medical surgical experience in a health care facility preferred. Must demonstrate acceptable communication skills and understand verbal and written instructions.

Required: Certification by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) as a Registered Central Service Technician.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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