The Central Processing Department at MSK is responsible for the sterilization and distribution of all instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. Many of our patients have compromised immune systems so preventing infections is essential.
Are you someone with an attention to detail who is passionate about patient safety? Do you love working in a dynamic environment and being active at work? We are currently seeking a Central Processing Technician to play a substantial role in reducing the risk of infections for our patients.
Check decontamination equipment for proper function. Operate equipment according to Departmental and manufacturer guidelines.
Inspect and prepare surgical instruments for cleaning and decontamination.
Decontaminate surgical instruments, rigid scopes and equipment.
Receive, tag, and process non bar-coded instruments from clinical areas and patient floors
Clean and disinfect patient care equipment and build all basic instrument sets. Assemble all complex/speciality sets once trained.
Demonstrate a working knowledge in the assembly and preparation of instrument sets for the appropriate method of sterilization.
Utilize the instrument management system to accurately document the distribution of trays and individual instruments during the case cart assembly and distribution process.
Assemble case carts in sequence of the surgical schedule in accordance with Pick List.
Place items in case carts to ensure easy access, visible label and to support good ergonomics.
Ready to take action and eager to accept new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Consistently completing tasks in an efficient manner and achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
A good decision-maker successful at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with a diverse group of people to meet shared objectives and goals.
Capable of lifting 50 lbs and pushing and pulling carts containing up to 200 lbs of material
Familiar with handling hazardous chemicals and able to stand for extended periods of time while working in area with high temperatures
Central Processing Certification (required)
High school Diploma or equivalent education.
At least two years of relevant experience (preferred).
Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.
Fulltime hours:3:00pm to 11:00pm M-F with weekend rotation
Internal Number: 2019-36254
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