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Central Processing Tech - Certified - Central Processing * Days - 40hrs/wk in Wyoming, MI at Metro Health

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

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Job Description

Central Processing Tech - Certified - Central Processing * Days - 40hrs/wk

Requisition #: req725

Shift: Days

FTE status: 1

On-call: Yes

Weekends: Yes

General Summary:

Under direct supervision and training and according to established procedures, polices and regulations, performs technical work involved in decontamination, inspection, assembly, sterilization, sterile storage and distribution of surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies.  Assures proper monitoring of sterilization equipment.  Occasionally works overtime, rotating weekends and holidays and must take call on a rotating basis for weekends and holidays.


  1. High school diploma (GED) or equivalent.
  2. Current Certification as Central Processing Technician required.
  3. Proficient in Microsoft Office and various web-based programs for data entry.
  4. Ability to read and understand manufacturer instructions for the cleaning and sterilization of proprietary instruments and equipment.
  5. Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  6. Able to work with a sense of urgency while maintaining accuracy.
  7. Follow set rules, guidelines and standards of practice.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Completes all tasks required at each work-station in CPD. 
  2. Prioritize the workload based on the need of departments.
  3. Cleans and sorts all soiled instrumentation, drills, scopes and other medical equipment entering the decontamination area based on standards and manufacturer’s instructions.  Universal/Standard Precautions and department dress code must be adhered to at all times.
  4. Operates the washer decontaminator, cart washer, ultrasonic cleaner, automated scope reprocessor, all sterilizers, and computer.
  5. Perform proper principals and strict techniques of sterilization. Maintains daily records of testing results of Biological Indicators (BI’s) and BOWIE-DICK tests via instrument tracking software. Reads BI’s at the appropriate times and maintain an error rate of no more (1) late or missed read per month.
  6. Assembles, wraps and packages instrument sets according to count sheets, standards, and manufacturer’s instructions. Inspects all instruments for good working condition.  Uses appropriate chemical indicators for sterilization method.  Assures proper load tracking on instrument sets via labels. Maintains an error rate that is below 1.0% per month for tray accuracy.
  7. Assists in additional duties that are identified by CPD Lead Technician, CPD Supervisor, OR Manager and/or Surgical Services Director.
  8. Communicates missing instrument information to appropriate CPD and OR staff. Provides effective report to the employee assuming responsibilities on the next shift.
  9. Inventory stock/ non-stock supplies, and implants. Maintains appropriate par levels and notifies CPD Lead or CPD Supervisor of low levels of inventory.
  10. Assists in keeping the CPD clean and organized.