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CPD Technician II - Sterile Processing

Company: Ascension
Location: Grand Blanc
Posted on: September 12, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:




CPD Technician - Sterile Processing


PT Evenings (7% shift differential), 3p -11:30p, rotating weekends


Benefit Eligible Position


Ascension Genesys Hospital - Grand Blanc,MI



Ascension Genesys Hospital is a state-of-the-art community teaching hospital with 410 beds, a level 2 emergency trauma center with a cardiac rapid diagnostic center, the Genesys Heart Institute, the Family Birthing Center, and expanded clinical expertise in neurosciences, orthopedics, geriatric services, oncology, and surgical procedures in almost every specialty area including minimally invasive and robotic procedures.  We offer rewarding career paths for healthcare professionals across all disciplines.  Ascension offers a collaborative environment with competitive wages and opportunities for advancement.


Benefits include:

  •           Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and a retirement plan with match
  •           Competitive compensation
  •           Paid time off
  •           Professional development
  •           Wellbeing programs and holistic growth opportunities
  •           Tuition reimbursement
  •           Adoption assistance


What You Will Do:

Coordinate surgical instruments and supplies for surgery. Serves as contact person for Operating Room personnel in need of instruments and supplies. Develop strong knowledge of core specialty with secondary experience in other cores. Functions as resource in the department and coordinates the trial, purchase and building of new and/or revised instrument sets, responsible for consignment/loaner tray build. Performs a variety of Central Processing Department (CPD) Technician service duties such as, but not limited to: washing, (re)assembling and (re)wrapping instruments,
equipment and supplies for sterilization; operating sterilizing equipment; dispensing various supplies and equipment; dispensing various supplies and equipment upon request; maintaining inventories; confirming that patient charges/credits are processed correctly; basic computer data
input to send messages, work orders, etc. Prioritizes workflow effectively, responding to routine and emergency user requests. Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe facility. Performs other related duties as requested by authorized personnel.

  • Double checks for complete case carts and that appropriate loaner trays are on correct case carts. Ensures that the first scheduled case of the day goes on-time from CPD responsibility end, and will be held responsible for any case not starting on time.
  • Demonstrate effective and thorough communication with CPD Staff, Operating Room (OR) suites, and OR/CPD management. Functions as resource in the department and provides coverage to all service lines in times of need and as assigned by supervisor.
  • Function as point of contact for assigned service lines, and is the CPD to OR Liaison for all issues related to the CPD. Maintains service line on-hand carts located in OR Cores.
  • Participate in projects that improve work efficiency. Assists surgeons, RNs, and Surgical Technicians to provide correct instrumentation and equipment for quality patient care.
  • Wash, reassemble and rewrap used instruments, instrument sets, supplies and equipment for sterilization.
  • Reprocess outdated and appropriate contaminated items.
  • Operate steam sterilizers and other processing equipment.
  • Mark packages to be sterilized with expiration dates.
  • Ensure all processed and stored supplies conform to required sanitary/sterile conditions. Returns damaged contaminated items for processing.
  • Assist with ordering and storage of supplies.
  • Clean and dusts work areas, shelves, sinks, equipment, etc. as requested.
  • Notifie supervisor of equipment and supply problems.
  • Maintain various records and logs.
  • Essential Functions--Must:
    • be physically able to lift at least 50 pounds, and able to hear bells, beeps, whistles, buzzers and pages.
    • Be able to communicate by phone, in person, in writing and by computer with various Medical Center personnel and/or general public.
    • Be able to accept and follow instruction.
    • Be able to plan, organize and prioritize a days activity; must be able to handle interruptions and return to plan.
    • Possess a high degree of hand/eye coordination.
    • Be able to use Rolling carts of various sizes, and able to supply deliveries by elevator and stairs.
    • Be able to follow and comply with Medical Center and department policies & procedures.
    • Be able to maintain written records.
    • Be able to give attention to detail for extended periods of time.
    • Be able to assemble instrument trays accurately and at acceptable productivity levels.
    • Be able to pick supplies for surgery cases in timely, proficient manner.
    • Be able to understand and comply with inventory levels, supply rotation and storage and outdate policies and procedures.
    • Have ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients, employers, supervisors and contacts external to Medical Center.
  • Working conditions:
    • Stands and/or walks a greater portion of the day.
    • Able to move throughout Medical Center.
    • Working interrelationships with CPD and other departments within the Medical Center and customers outside the Medical Center.
    • May be exposed to needles, sharps, cuts, and punctures.
    • Potential exposure to high-risk diseases, eg , hepatitis, HTLV III, due to nature of soiled equipment and instrumentation returned for reprocessing.
    • Works with sterilizers, tunnel washers and cart washers.
    • Restricted department; works in close proximity with co-workers; teamwork required.
  • Orientation requirements: Must attend Health System new hire orientation and department orientation six
    (6) months in duration.
  • The above is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification; it is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or qualifications for people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify in any way, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under their supervision; the most recently dated job description on file in Human Resources will be considered the official job description.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) required. In lieu of the CRCST, a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) will be acceptable.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Certificate attained through successful completion of a sterile processing program at an accredited institution is preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Two years relevant experience preferred.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge and experience of surgical instrumentation and be able to properly identify many types of instrumentation and able to proficiently assemble instrument sets with speed and accuracy.
  • Must understand and speak English sufficient to read, write and follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Must be able to write legibly and spell with accuracy.
  • Must possess and demonstrate discretion in dealing with confidential information and the communication skills, initiative, tact, diplomacy and dependability to perform all duties of the position; must be capable of functioning in a fast paced, stressful environment.
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing all duties of the position.
  • Must be clean in appearance.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension Genesys is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:


EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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