Central Sterile Tech/UKHC
Company: University of Kentucky
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Posting Details Job Title Central Sterile Tech/UKHC
Requisition Number RE34543
Working Title CST
Department Name H3320:Perioperative Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 06
Salary Range $16.20-24.82/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education HS
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Required Related Experience 2 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification None
Physical Requirements This position requires regularly lifting,
pushing, and/or pulling objects weighing up to 50 pounds; standing
or walking with objects weighing up to 25 pounds; performing tasks
with repetitive motions (such as typing); and intermittently
sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time.
Also involves risk of injuries from moving, lifting or positioning
patients, equipment, or materials; and exposure to hazardous
chemicals and fumes including waste; radiation; burns;
cuts/punctures; blood-borne or airborne pathogens; and recombinant
DNA or viral vectors.
Shift The shift for this position is (3:00 pm - 11:30 pm); with
some on-call duties for both weekdays, weekends and holiday.
Job Summary UK Healthcare is seeking a Central Sterile Tech to
operate as one of the most important team members in a hospital's
arsenal - assisting our front-line workers during complex cases as
well as those with high levels of acuity.
Our Central Sterile Techs are directly responsible for assembling
and processing surgical instrument trays as well as decontaminating
used instruments that assist in eliminating infections and
maintaining supplies. The selected candidate will also be essential
in answering unit phone calls, responding to OR requests, and
maintaining cleanliness of the department/workstation.
Qualified candidates will have a good working knowledge of
regulatory standards for universal precautions, sterilization
methodologies, and regulatory standards for biological monitoring.
Applicants who possess the CRCST (Certified Registered Central
Service Technician) certification are eligible to be hired into a
Central Sterile Tech/Certified/ UKHC position, which is a grade 7
($17.50/hour - $27.31/hour). Applicants who are not certified at
time of hire are eligible to receive a pay increase and be moved
into the Certified, grade 7 role once certification has been
obtained and 90 days of successful employment have been
All pay rates will be based on candidate's experience.
Certification is required for all new hires within 18 months of
hire date. The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety
and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In
alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of
COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious
exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under
the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two
weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon
obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the
World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities The ideal candidate will have basic
knowledge of aseptic techniques following universal standard
precautions; and knowledge of operating room instrumentation,
processing technique, and equipment care. This person must adhere
to UK Healthcare policies and must be able to read and follow
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience Central sterile experience
preferred; current CRCST certification highly preferred.
Deadline to Apply 06/26/2022
University Community of Inclusion The University of Kentucky is
committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our
students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and
acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all
backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and
welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and
are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live.
In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for
our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of
Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans,
individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to
consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass
pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky
Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background
check and/or drug screen.
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