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Lead Central Sterile Technician

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Lead Central Sterile Technician
Job Category Staff & Executive - Healthcare - Technologists
Department RSDM-Clinical affairs

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating universitywide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is seeking a Lead Central Sterile Technician for the Office for Clinical Affairs to assist in the day-to-day operations of Central Sterilization. Maintains all aspects of sterilization procedures related to dental instruments and supplies associated with patient care within the various clinical operators. Handles assigned projects and ensures all the needs of Central Sterilization are met.

• Operates and monitors steam autoclaves, sonic washers and other sterilizing equipment; keeps accurate sterilization logs.
• Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments and equipment, assembles wraps and sterilizers cassettes, trays and instruments.
• Monitors biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and equipment.
• Maintains necessary supply levels in sterile storage areas.
• Verifies that equipment functions properly and maintains equipment via repair or replacement.
• Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
• Maintains storage rooms in a neat and orderly manner in keeping with the highest standards of sanitation.
• Ensures proper coverage of staff.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1550
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 17.710
Annual Mid Range Salary 18.210
Annual Maximum Salary 18.760
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience

• Two (2) years of experience in a health care, medical, or dental setting or a closely related setting using sterile procedures.
• New Jersey Central Service Certification is required for this position.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge of decontamination, sterilization, assembly, packing and monitoring of instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Frequent reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive).
• Must have the ability to lift/push/pull greater than 75 pounds.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST2717
Posting Open Date 07/14/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application