Requires a minimum of a High School Diploma or government recognized equivalent.
Requires certification as a Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) by the International Association for Central Sterile Healthcare Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), or, as a Central Sterile Professional Department Technician (CSPDT) by the American Society of Healthcare Central Sterile Professionals (ASHCSP). Certification needs to be maintained by obtaining the required CEU’s each year through the certifying agency.
Requires minimum of 5 years prior experience successfully collecting, cleaning, decontaminating, packing, and storing sterile instruments in accordance with Industry standards.
Requires demonstrable ability to operate all department equipment, including sonic, Sterrad, Steris, Ethylene Oxide (ETO), and steam sterilizers, MS DOS-based Microsoft Office computer system, and touch-screen inventory and kit assembly applications.
Requires ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively in English with CP Department Director, Clinical Educator, Managers, Administrative Coordinator, and other staff, as well as with MDs, Charge Nurses, Supply Chain staff, including outside vendors, and members of other BMC clinical and support departments as necessary, in order to accomplish CP Department tasks.
Requires ability to organize, prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
Requires ability to communicate with, coordinate, and facilitate among a diverse team of CP Tech Is, IIs, and IIIs to accomplish tasks.
Ability to accurately interpret and use medical terminology and abbreviations.