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Central Sterile Technician Job

Job Number: RIH18902

Job Title: Central Sterile Tech

Department: Central Supply - 1014496

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

According to established procedures, responsible for duties involving the sterilization and issuance of supplies and equipment for all areas of the hospital complex. Washes, wraps, dates and sterilizes supplies and equipment. Picks up, washes and re-sterilizes all instruments, packs equipment issued from the department. Receives requisition slips and telephone requests for supplies and equipment. Fills orders on cart and places in pick up area or delivers as required. Sets up various trays and packs and reprocesses shelf items according to hospital standards and operating procedure.


High School diploma required.

Certified Registered Central Services Technician status preferred.

Ability to read instruction manuals and follow directions for cleaning and checking equipment.

Mechanical ability to make minor repairs on equipment and to recognize problems that are more complex.

Numerical and clerical ability to check gauges, read charts and prepare simple records.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Three to six months on the job training to learn to recognize the various kinds of equipment and their functioning, as well as the sterilization requirements of various instruments, equipment, and medical/surgical supplies.