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Posted: 9/22/2019
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Schedule: 7a-3:30p Occ Summary A Central Sterile Processing Technician, Certified is responsible for cleaning, decontamination, assembly, and high-level disinfection of all reusable medical instrumentation. Maintains high stan standards consistency and continuous standards consistency and continuous product flow bet between the OR and Sterile Processing. Responsible for maintaining adequate Responsible for maintaining adequate supply levels in sterile storage area, rotating stock as app appropriate pulling case carts for t appropriate pulling case carts for the daily surgical schedule. Work Performed Cleans, decontaminates, assembles, and disinfects scope trays and equipment following es established tray lists and manuf established tray lists and manufactures recommendations. Maintains communication with customers and departments regarding requests and delivery of st sterile supplies. Promotes sterile supplies. Promotes best practice by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care. Performs assigned duties to maintain unit in a state of survey readiness and maintain quality in initiatives. For example initiatives. For example quality control measures, emergency equipment checks, and department cl cleanliness. Uses the cleanliness. Uses the computerized instrument tracking system in the performance of assigned duties, ob obtaining instrument co obtaining instrument count sheets, obtaining special handling instructions for instrumentation do documenting sterilizati documenting sterilization loads, and other assigned tasks. Adheres to unit programs to support patient care such as maintaining a quiet environment and cu customer service. customer service. Efficient and punctual distribution of case carts, equipment, and stat supplies to the OR and Ma Maintain sterility Maintain sterility and or cleanliness according to hospital protocol. Maintain accurate log for equipment out for repair. Tests operational efficiency of Instrumentation prior to reprocessing and reports problems to ap appropriate lea appropriate leadership. Maintainsa clean and orderly central processing area (e.g.shelves, counters, equipment) May assist with teaching of new hires and work as resource person for other staff as well as other un units in ho units in hospital. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Level Characteristics N/A


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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


High school diploma or equivalent is required. Employees hired before 2/18/19 are not required to have high school diploma or equivalent.


Previous experience working in a healthcare environment preferred. Working knowledge of computer required. Knowledge of surgical instrumentation and care/cleaning strongly preferred; knowledge of sterile techniques preferred.

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Certification in Sterile Processing and/or Technology required within 2 years of hire date -CSPDT (CBSPD) or CRCST (IAHCSMM). Employees hired before 2/18/2019 are not required to obtain certification.