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Job ID: 205778

Central Sterilization Tech
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 16, 2023
Title Central Sterilization Tech
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year.  The schedule for this position is a flexible Monday through Friday position.  Part-time (3 days) will be considered.
We offer high quality medical care, consultation, referral, and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats, and exotic pets.  The Central Sterilization Department provides general functions to the hospital including decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, assembling, packaging, sterilizing, and distribution of instruments and packs used for patient care throughout the hospital.

What You'll Do

The Central Sterile Technician’s work supports an integrated clinical care team that provides high quality medicine and nursing care to our patients.  Duties include:

  • Retrieving, decontaminating, cleaning, inspecting, assembling, packaging, sterilizing, and distributing instrument packs that are being used during medical procedures and surgeries.
  • Monitor the preventative maintenance schedule and maintenance of the autoclave, Steris machine, and ultrasonic cleaner. 
  • Perform computerized scanning and tracking of the SAH SX implant inventory.
  • Process laundry (surgery towels, drapes) for the ORs and Large Animal Hospital.
  • Acts in accordance to established procedures to maintain knowledge competence to ensure uninterrupted supply of equipment, instruments and supplies to support supply chain.
  • Orders supplies from designated vendors
  • Maintains inventory of all supplies

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • High School graduate or the equivalent with minimum one-year related work experience in the veterinary technology or medical field.
  • Basic computer skills; WORD, Excel.
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Ability to lift up to  35 lbs. with or without accommodation.
  • Willing to training new graduate of Central Processing Certification Program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of how to properly clean/decontaminate basic medical and surgical instruments and equipment.
  • Knowledge of sterile processing equipment; ultrasonic cleaner, autoclave, Steris VHP sterilizer.
  • Basic knowledge of surgical instruments.
  • Computer literacy skills 
  • Knowledge of electronic medical systems preferred.

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