The Central Sterile Technician assumes responsibility for decontamination, cleaning, processing, and sterilization of supplies, instrumentation and equipment dispensed to all surgical locations and other house-wide areas.
Also participates in receipt, storage and distribution of supplies needed for Operating Room case carts as well as single supplies needed by patient care departments throughout the facility.
Must possess: -High School Diploma or GED -1 year of experience in a Central Sterile Processing department -Graduation from an accredited CSS training program is preferred -Certification Requirements: Certification in Central Sterile Reprocessing is required -Must possess skills in: Instrument decontamination, processing and assembly -Must be able to accurately type words per minute -Computer literacy: Must be computer literate. -Able to learn within 6 months -Must be able to read, write, and speak the -English language in an understandable manner -Must be able to work independently and possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action -Must possess the ability to effectively communicate and deal tactfully with other personnel, visitors, patients, physicians, customers, and the general public -Must be flexible, have personal integrity, and the ability to function effectively as a team member -Must be able to follow written and oral instructions -Willing to seek out new principles and methods, and be willing to incorporate them into CSS practices -Conscientious in regard to technical and detailed procedures -Possess a thorough knowledge of medical terminology and nomenclature of sterilization procedures and techniques -Able to work successfully with computers and instrument management systems
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience.
Mercy Medical Center is one of Baltimore’s leading healthcare providers. We are renowned for our “Centers of Excellence” including our Women’s Health, Cancer Institute and Orthopedic specialties (among others).
Mercy Medical Center has been guided by the healing hands of the Sisters of Mercy since its inception in 1874. Mercy’s mission and philosophy inspire us to treat each other with respect and kindness. We are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care.