Department of Administrative Services

Central Sterile Processing Instrument Specialist (40 Hour) (6018FK)

$20.29-$27.56 Hourly / $1,623.26-$2,205.14 BiWeekly /
$42,367.09-$57,554.15 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Assistant Supervisor of Central Sterile Processing and Distribution or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Department staff as assigned in the performance of technical duties.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Sets up case carts to correspond with operating room schedules; maintains schedules and carts for emergency cases as necessary; acts as liaison to Operating Room Supervisor and surgeons, primarily to set up, maintain and update card index of individual surgeon instrument preferences so that operating room case carts can be set up accordingly; inspects instruments and keeps inventory including maintenance of set reserve levels, rotation of trays in storage, checking expiration dates; assists with distribution, processing and decontamination of supplies and equipment as required; responsible for maintenance of selected items; responsible for cleaning, processing, sterilization and assembly of some anesthesia equipment and related operating room equipment; maintains a clean and orderly supply area; informs supervisor of problems and needs in daily operation of operating room system; collects and maintains instructional materials regarding operating room instruments including development of a procedure book on all activities related to position; assists in training new employees; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

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.

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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

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.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(25)-Patient and Inmate Care

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

FK 13

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

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)

EFFECTIVE DATE

1/1/2016

CLASS: 6018FK; EST: 4/26/1974; REV: 1/1/2016;