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University of Rochester SEIU Materials Processing Spec - 223424 in Rochester, New York

SEIU Materials Processing Spec Job ID 223424


Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time Full-Time

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 026 Sterile Processing Department




Inspects, assembles, packages and sterilizes surgical instrument pans, procedural trays, technical equipment, and surgical case carts for the OR, Ambulatory Care Facilities, Hospital Units and Research Clinics. Operates sterilizers; prepares and dispenses sterile items; inspects and stocks supplies; performs adjusting, cleaning and general servicing of instruments and equipment supplied by the Materials for Surgical Services department to insure instruments and equipment are operating properly prior to issuing. Examines surgical instrumentation for cleanliness and proper assembly and function; assembles instrument sets ensuring appropriate number and type of instrument per ESI software program protocols; handles instruments appropriately to ensure sterilization; completes count/supply sheets to document contents of tray; follows established procedures to package/wrap trays/instruments to guarantee sterilization. Operates steam sterilizers.

Assures sterility is achieved by preparing cultures, reviewing test packs processed, interprets the results and completes required documentation. Decontaminates surgical instruments and equipment following procedures. Sets up decontamination equipment, cleans and disinfects equipment and work area, and handles infectious waste and linen according to established protocol to ensure continuous workflow and compliance with department, legal, and regulatory standards.

Checks stock as it is received against requisitions. Responsible for quality assurance on all sterile supplies and instruments. Responsible for critical documentation such as biologicals and sterilizer load sheets.


Requires one year of post secondary education and one year of related materials processing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification as a Registered Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician preferred. Computer experience and knowledge of medical terminology preferred.

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