$17.80-$22.25 Hourly / $1,424.33-$1,779.97 BiWeekly /
In the University of Connecticut Health Center, Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Department, this class is accountable for performing a full range of basic tasks in the sterilization, decontamination, processing, storing and distribution of medical supplies, devices and equipment.
Initially works under the close supervision of the Assistant Supervisor of Central Sterile Processing & Distribution or other employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.
Performs acceptable aseptic techniques and proper methods of decontamination, processing and distribution of all hospital supplies and equipment used in patient care; receives, sorts, identifies, inspects and discards irreclaimable items; washes, cleans, sterilizes, assembles, packages, and labels instruments, equipment and supplies according to established procedures; loads and operates washers, sonic energy equipment, sterilizers, cart washers and specialized cleaning equipment according to established procedures; loads and operates ethylene oxide sterilizers and aerators; transfers sterile and non-sterile supplies from processing to distribution area to maintain proper supply level in assigned area; observes all safety requirements in use of detergents and other cleaning and sterilizing products; maintains current knowledge of hospital supply item nomenclature; maintains a clean and orderly environment; distributes and returns sterile supplies to patient floors, departments and dental clinics; performs related duties as required.
Knowledge of and ability to apply aseptic techniques and proper methods of decontamination processes; knowledge of hospital equipment and its proper sterilization procedures; some interpersonal skills; some oral and written communication skills; ability to operate sterilization and/or decontamination equipment.
1. Incumbents in this class must have been employed or otherwise contracted for services as a central service technician in a health care facility before January 1, 2016 or obtain and maintain one of the following:
a.) a Certified Registration Central Service Technician (CRCST) credential administered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management
Incumbents in this class may be required to lift heavy weights; may be exposed to risk of injury from sterilization equipment and to risk of exposure to communicable diseases.
The entry level rate for this class will be ten (10%) percent below Step 1 of the salary grade. Upon completion of the initial working test period the incumbent’s salary will be adjusted to the TC or FM pay plan, Step 1 of the salary grade for this class.