Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and
outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital,
Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern
Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers
Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty
care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a
leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.
Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the
Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and
the Home Care organizations.
Under close supervision, competent sterile processing service
tasks that support hospital operations which include receiving,
decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage, and
distribution of sterile instruments.
Under the supervision of the Sterile Processing Supervisor or
Lead Tech, prioritizes, retrieves, sorts, examines, decontaminates
and cleans surgical and medical devices.
Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Maintains current operator level knowledge of care and handling
instructions for use (IFUs) for instrumentation, decontamination
area equipment and cleaning agents including and proper
Performs and documents results of daily or weekly equipment
functions checks and tests.
Utilizing the instrument management software system, assembles
instrumentation under supervision.
Inspects and assembles instrument sets using the set list.
Searches for missing items and reports concerns to the Sterile
Processing Supervisor or Lead Tech.
Utilizes proper packaging methods and materials including
internal and external chemical integrators/indicators.
Adheres to the proper sequence when assembling instrumentation
according to the set list. Reports injuries, hazards, and defective
instruments or equipment immediately to the supervisor or Lead
Utilizes current AAMI standards and guidelines for performing
Performs and documents all sterilizer testing.
Assembles loads by sterilization method and required
Records sterilization parameters for each load.
Monitors sterilization results. Awareness of quarantine process,
early release form, and Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (IUSS).
Reports discrepancies to the supervisor or Lead Tech.
Performs inventory control, case cart assembly, and supply
distribution under the supervision of the Supervisor or Lead
Performs inventory control in Sterile Storage and specilaty
Builds and scans surgical case carts and instrumentation.
Assists with scanning and reshelving of items returned to
Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the
- Performs other duties as assigned to include crash cart
exchanges and selective equipment cleaning (NH).
Required: High School diploma. Certified Sterile Processing Tech
(CSPT) required within 2 years of hire, or meeting state
regulations to work in sterile processing role. Minimum Experience:
one year Desired: One year of healthcare experience preferred. HS
Diploma and currently enrolled in CSPT certification program is
Location: Norwalk-34 Maple St
Work Type: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 8.00
Work Schedule: Rotating 8
Work Shift: Rotating hours as operational needs of the
Org Unit: 418
Department: Sterile Processing
- HS Graduate or Equivalent
- Significant manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
- Significant occupational risk
- Very Heavy effort. May exert up to 50 lbs. force
- Significant exposure to dirt, odor, noise, human waste,
Nuvance Health and its affiliates are Section 501(c)(3)
tax-exempt organizations and therefore eligible employees may
qualify for forgiveness of certain federal student loans under the
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Qualified Applicants are
considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental
or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status,
sexual orientation, marital status or any other classification
protected under applicable Federal, State or Local law.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known
physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a
disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship
on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such
assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview,
please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable
accommodation requests only). Please provide all information
requested to assure that you are considered for current or future