$23.41-$31.80 Hourly / $1,872.65-$2,543.91 BiWeekly /
At the University of Connecticut Health Center, Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Department, this class is accountable for decontaminating, processing, assembling, sterilizing and storing surgical instrumentation and medical equipment and assembles case carts for surgical procedures.
Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Supervisor of Central Sterile Processing and Distribution or other employee of higher grade.
May lead lower level Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Department staff as assigned in the performance of technical duties.
Knowledge of operating room instruments and operative procedures; knowledge of all equipment and supplies of Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Department and methods for cleaning, preparation, sterilization and maintenance for required use; interpersonal skills; ability to keep records and prepare reports; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude.
Two (2) years of experience in a hospital setting involved in the sterilization, decontamination, processing, assembly, storing and distribution of surgical instrumentation, supplies, devices and 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
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.
Incumbents in this class may occasionally be required to lift and carry trays of surgical instruments and linen, may have minimal exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Operating Room Instrument Technician in Salary Group FK 13 approved effective May 19, 2000. (Revised to modify content, Special Requirements and re-title)