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Central Sterile Technician

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Central Sterile Technician

Full time, Monday – Friday and every 15th weekend – 2nd shift.

No experience necessary.

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing exceptional, quality services and goods to our customers in the clinical areas throughout Mercy Medical Center. This is achieved by cleaning and sterilizing instruments/trays to ensure patient safety. The CS Technician has expanded responsibilities in orienting new staff and uses critical thinking skills to actively troubleshoot problems occurring in the sterile processing of equipment.

Job/Position Specific Duties

Cleans and inspects instruments for cleanliness and/or damage

Assembles instrument trays

Packages and sterilizes trays, instruments, and linen

Delivers sterilized trays, instruments, and linen to floors

Picks up dirty trays and instruments from floors

Completes required testing for sterilizers and washers

Completes required documentation for Central Sterile

Assists vendors/reps as needed

Demonstrates critical thinking skills in relationship to prioritizing needs of the department and the OR.

Periodically orients new staff.

Demonstrates knowledge of and troubleshooting skills for CS and equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must read, write, speak, and comprehend English fluently.

Perform simple math.

Able to work with frequent interruptions and handle multiple tasks.

Professional Experience

Prefer candidate who has completed hours required in Central Sterile to sit for certification exam.


High School Diploma or GED required.

Completion of Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST) Course/Study Group preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration

Required to obtain certification as a Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician within two (2) years of start date.

Posted 10/11/16

Job ID: 20469123
Mactive ID: 35970