Department of Administrative Services

Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Aide (37.5 Hour Entry Level) (1514TE)

$16.02-$16.02 Hourly / $1,201.81-$1,201.81 BiWeekly /
$31,367.24-$31,367.24 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Any experience and training which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

OR

b.) a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) credential administered by the Certified Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc.

NOTE: Credentialing must be obtained no later than two (2) years after date of appointment to the Central
Sterile Processing Instrument Specialist classification.

2. Incumbents in this class must complete a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education annually. The continuing education shall be in areas related to the functions of central service technician.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties.
  2. A physical examination may be required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

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.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(35)-Stores

BARGAINING UNIT

(06)-SERVICE/MAINT (NP-2)

EEO

(8)-Service Maintenance

SALARY INFORMATION

TE 09

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Central Sterile Supply Aide in Salary Group TE 09 approved effective November 29, 2013. (Revised to modify content, Special Requirements, re-title, and change pay plan)

EFFECTIVE DATE

1/1/2016

CLASS: 1514TE; EST: 4/26/1974; REV: 1/1/2016;