Central Services Technician

Rochester, NY


Duties include technical knowledge in preparing instruments, equipment and supplies for the Ambulatory Surgical Center adhering to principles of sterile techniques. Is responsible for proper care and handling of instruments. Assists the clinical staff by performing assistive/advocacy services in caring for the patient.


  1. Follows policies, protocols, techniques and manufacturer's guidelines when reprocessing and assembling and maintaining specialized instruments and equipment utilized in the operating room and patient care area.

  2. Responsible for proper care of instruments and equipment ensuring that utilization is in accordance with manufacturer's guidelines. Initiates and/or participates in quality assurance and continuous quality monitoring and utilizes results to initiate/recommend changes as indicated.

  3. Documents required information and maintains records for instruments and equipment.

  4. Undertakes continuous education and trains in all areas of sterile processing, including decontamination, cleaning, assembly, wrapping, sterilization, and storage processes within all set professional standards and regulations.

  5. Identifies, pick, distributes supplies and stock items including equipment requests and delivers them to appropriate areas. Also, monitoring stock levels and assisting in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing.

  6. Responsible for providing biological and chemical test solutions to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.

Other duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED required. One to three years of experience and previous operating room or medical/surgical experience in a health care facility preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Acceptable communication skills and understand verbal and written instructions required. If hired on or after January 1, 2014, candidate must pass a nationally accredited central service exam for central service technicians; and hold and maintain one of the following credentials administered by a nationally accredited central service technician credentialing organization within eighteen months of hire: certified registered central service technician credential; certified sterile processing and distribution technician credential; or a substantially equivalent credential. In addition, twelve CEU credits must be obtained annually. If hired on or before December 31, 2013, ten CEU credits must be obtained annually.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $19.91 - $26.88 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time