University of Rochester Central Svc Tech in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 025 Strong West Periop - Nursing


6:30 AM-3 PM


Position Summary:

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 and facilitating room turnover between cases. Assists the clinical staff by performing assistive/advocacy services in caring for the patient.

Typical Duties:

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.

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

Documents required information and maintains records for instruments and equipment.

Identifies, monitors, orders and distributes all supplies and stock items including equipment requests. Serves as liaison to hospital purchasing department as well as outside vendors.

Assists the clinical staff with clean¿up and preparation of the operating/procedure room and recovery cubicles, trash removal, stocking supplies and acting as supply runner.


High School Diploma or GED and one to three years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous operating room or medical/surgical experience in a health care facility preferred. Must demonstrate acceptable communication skills and understand verbal and written instructions.

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.

Duties require bending and lifting; must be able to safely lift or carry up to 35 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Central Svc Tech

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 209972

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR