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Job Details

Central Processing Dept. Tech

Date Posted: 06/01/2023

Requisition Number: 4759

Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital

Work Days: 2:30pm-11pm with rotating weekends and holidays

Category: Allied Health

Department: Central Processing Dept Cambridge

Job Type: Full time

Work Shift: Evening

Hours/Week: 40 hours per week

Union: Yes

Union Name: CH Laborers 380


CHA Perioperative Services consists of Orthopedics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Plastics, Podiatry, Vascular and Endoscopy and many other services. Cambridge Health Alliance's experienced Surgery team has performed thousands of procedures at some of Boston's finest teaching hospitals. Today, we have recruited highly-regarded surgeons and are able to provide state-of-the-art care in our operating rooms. The department has grown significantly adding skilled surgeons who bring specialized care to our communities. Our most recent initiatives includes a minimally invasive surgery program, hepatobiliary and pancreatic program, and multidisciplinary breast center. All of our Surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the discomfort and recovery time of surgery. Many procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day. These procedures including Endoscopy are performed at Cambridge and Everett hospital and outpatient Endoscopy is performed at our Somerville Campus.

Under the direction of the Lead Central Processing Technician, performs various duties within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Duties include supplying the Operating Room, Nursing Units and Clinics with sterile instruments and supplies.
Under the direction of the Lead Central Processing Technician, performs various duties within established hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Duties include supplying the Operating Room, Nursing Units and Clinics with sterile instruments and supplies.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

In the Central Processing Technician role, you will be responsible for the receiving, decontamination, sterilization and distribution of surgical instruments and supplies for the Operating Room and Clinical Nursing areas. The schedule for this position will be evenings with rotating weekend. This position involves working as a CPD Tech at the Everett Hospital Campus. Conducts daily biological monitoring and documentation of the OR Flash Sterilizers, and air removal testing. Collects and cleans soiled instruments and equipment from the OR, Nursing Units, and Clinics. Responsible for conducting daily floor rounds: equipment cleaning, inspection, storage-electrical charging, distribution, document pick up and delivery log, code cart restock, and pump and pole collection and cleaning. Inspects, assembles, and wraps clean instruments according to policy and industry standards. sorts and reports missing instruments or parts and documentation. Operates and maintains logs for high vacuum steam autoclaves, plasma sterilizer Sterrad NX & 100 and washer decontaminators. Maintain sterilization load records in the event of a 'Recall''. Assembles surgical case carts using surgeon preference card pick lists and delivers case carts to designated location in OR. Helps maintain par levels of supplies for the OR, Nursing Units and Clinics as required/needed. Checks supplies and equipment on adult and pediatric code carts against master list and replaces those items which may be missing. Identifies and segregates loaner trays for processing. Transport equipment as required.

High School diploma or equivalent
CRCST certification within one year required
One to Two years experience as a Central Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Decontamination & Sterilization Responsibilities)

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Healthcare is changing rapidly. CHA has a strategic plan that charts a proactive course for our future. It is built on a vision of equity and excellence for everyone, every time. It also recognizes that our workforce is our most valuable asset and prioritizes competitive salaries, benefits and professional development opportunities for employees. The strategic plan is changing the way we provide care and improving the health and experience of our patients; we are looking for smart, committed, compassionate people who want to be part of making our vision of better health and equity a reality.

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