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Arkansas children's Central Sterile Technician, Full Time, 40 Hours a Week, Variable Shifts in Little Rock, Arkansas

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CC013230 Central Sterile


The Central Sterile Technician processes supplies, equipment and reusable instrumentation for patient care use.

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  1. Decontaminates instruments and equipment

Decontaminates instruments and equipment according to manufacturer's instructions for use

Wears appropriate protective apparel during decontamination processes. Uses personal protective equipment (PPE) and techniques at all times as necessary and required

Ensures that items are decontaminated promptly upon arrival to the decontamination area

Makes sure decontamination area is clean and organized

Washes, organizes and sterilizes instruments following established procedures

  1. Assembles and packages instrument trays, linen packs and supply items

Demonstrates correct assembling of instrument trays, according to count sheet and AAMI standards

Communicates with lead tech and/or SPD Nurse Manager regarding missing instruments or need for changes to the count sheet

Ensures trays and packs are complete by taking the initiative to locate missing items

  1. Operates sterilizers and monitors sterilization parameters

Operates ALL sterilizers in the department efficiently and proficiently. Notifies Lead Technician and/or SPD Nurse Manager of any concerns

Monitors sterilization gauges, charts, tapes and biological/chemical indicators to ensure that adequate sterilization parameters have been met

Ensures guidelines for testing all sterilization equipment and results are recorded accurately and completely

Accurately documents ALL sterilizer quality control records

Demonstrates appropriate product recall when necessary

Ensures that sterilizers and sterilizer carts are maintained, clean and in working order

  1. Professional practice and development

Displays teamwork and initiative to ensure that all departmental needs and responsibilities are completed in a timely manner

Uses time constructively to attend to departmental needs and non-routine tasks

Actively participates in departmental staff meetings and in-services

Communicates information to peers related to clinical practice issues

Fosters an environment of learning and teaching. Stays curious; asks questions and uses standards to find and give answers

Supports and participates in the continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of services provided

Understands and complies with infection control, safety and OSHA procedures and regulations

Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Immediately reports any mechanical or electrical equipment malfunctions, employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the appropriate department

Answers phone clearly and professionally, identifying departmental and self

  1. Other duties

Must take call

Prepare and present one in-service per year


Required - High school diploma or general education degree (GED)


Preferred - 2 years Sterile Processing experience preferred

Preferred - 1 years Surgical Technologist experience preferred


Preferred - Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST)


Required - Effective communication skills -- verbal, written and listening

Required - Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Required - Ability to meet frequent short-term deadlines

Required - Computer skills: Microsoft office

Required - Must be able to function effectively under stressful conditions

Required - Personal organization and time management

Required - Personal motivation

Preferred - Knowledge of proper sterilization techniques


Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 10 pounds-Regularly

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 100 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)* This position may require a fitness for duty evaluation-Occasionally

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 25 pounds-Regularly

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 35 pounds-Regularly

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight-Up to 50 pounds(Manage safely with assistance of equipment or another person)-Frequently

Noise Level-Noise Level-Moderate

Physical Activity-Climb or balance-Frequently

Physical Activity-Reach with hands and arms-Regularly

Physical Activity-Sit-Frequently

Physical Activity-Stand-Regularly

Physical Activity-Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, or bend-Frequently

Physical Activity-Talk or hear-Regularly

Physical Activity-Taste or smell-Occasionally

Physical Activity-Use hands to touch, handle, or feel-Regularly

Physical Activity-Walk-Frequently

Physical Environment-Blood or bodily fluid-Regularly

Physical Environment-Elevated surfaces or equipment (including ladders, lifts, scaffolding)-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Extreme heat (non-weather)-Frequently

Physical Environment-Fumes or airborne particles-Frequently

Physical Environment-Infectious disease-Regularly

Physical Environment-Inside Office Environment / conditions-Regularly

Physical Environment-Slippery or uneven surfaces-Frequently

Physical Environment-Toxic or caustic chemicals-Frequently

Physical Environment-Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Work in a confined area-Regularly

Physical Environment-Work in high, precarious places-Occasionally

Physical Environment-Work near moving mechanical parts-Occasionally

Safety Sensitivity-This position has been designated as safety sensitive.-Required

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s ( is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status ( . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report ( in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest ( , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.