Erie County Medical Center Corporation - Buffalo, NY

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The work involves decontaminating, assembling trays, inspecting wraps and sterilizing surgical instruments and medical equipment for the Operating Room, nursing units and ancillary departments at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation. The incumbent provides sterile products, trays and case carts and assists in maintaining a continuous workflow between Prep & Pack and the Operating Room. This class differs from that of the Sterile Processing Technician by virtue of its supervisory responsibilities. The work is performed under the direct supervision of higher level personnel. Supervision is exercised over Sterile Processing Technicians. Does related work as required.


Decontaminates and reprocesses surgical instruments and other medical equipment according to prescribed procedures and techniques;

Supervises Sterile Processing Technicians by making assignments, assigning breaks and lunches and orientating new staff;

Assembles trays/sets by using count sheet;

Sterilizes instruments, surgical and house trays and equipment in compliance with policies and procedures;

Ensures trays and/or supplies are wrapped, sterilized and on case carts and ready for delivery;

Ensures trays and/or supplies are delivered in a timely manner;

Utilizes a computer to generate preference cards for setting up case carts, fill out case cart accountability sheets and access various tracking systems;

Performs inventory management, ordering and stocking of supplies;

Receives requests for items and distributes requested items to various locations throughout the hospital;

Assists in keeping the OR and Prep & Pack work areas clean and organized.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of various sterilization methods; good knowledge of inventory control; good knowledge of decontamination and sterilization techniques; good knowledge of common terminology used to describe hospital supplies; good knowledge of hospital functions; ability to use computerized tracking systems and inventory control systems; ability to operate various sterilization equipment; ability to read and understand written material; ability to read, document and interpret parameters of sterilizers for proper functioning; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; flexibility; good judgment; initiative; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; and

(A) Two (2) years experience as an Operating Room Technician; or:

(B) One (1) year of sterile processing experience and either;

(A) Possession of a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification as Issued by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution; or:

(B) Possession of a Certified Registered Central Services Certification as issued by the

International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.


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