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Catholic Health Sterile Processing Technician KMH in Kenmore, New York

Facility: Kenmore Mercy Hospital

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days with Call Weekend and Holiday Rotation

Hours: 10am-6pm 11am-7pm 12pm-8pm 1pm-9pm


Responsible for the washing and decontamination of instruments and equipment

Responsible for equipment retrieval, set-up, testing and distribution and retrieval of instruments from OR & L&D

Responsible for house, general and specialty tray assembly, wrapping and sterilization

Responsible for operation, cycle documentation and quality assurance of sterilizers, system 1 (Steris) and decontaminators

Responsible for exchange cart, par level cart, case cart and specialty cart inventory and set-up

Responsible for in-stock inventory management



  • High School diploma or GED

  • Current and sustained certification (being either temporary or full certification) as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT), or a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)

  • Maintains a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education units annually


  • Successfully passed a nationally accredited central service technician exam, and holds or maintains a temporary or full certification as a CRCST, CSPDT, or CST;

  • The employee with a temporary certification will need to prove full (CRCST or CSPDT) certification by the 18th month of their employment


  • Able to identify general instruments

  • Lifting trays; walking; standing for periods of time;

  • Operating equipment, pushing and pulling carts and equipment, reading; writing; communication skills

  • Computer skills helpful


  • Medium to high level of stress; ability to concentrate on task under disruptive conditions; work environment change due to nature of workflow. Exposure to blood and body fluids. Required to wear protective personal apparel as appropriate

    REQNUMBER: 11587