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Central Sterilization Tech - Tri-State Surgery Center

Medical Associates, Dubuque, IA

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Tri-State Surgery Center is seeking a full-time Certified Central Sterilization Tech. Our ideal candidate is someone who is energetic, self-motivated, enjoys working independently, has excellent communication skills. Experience in the health filed required, Sterilization Tech certification preferred but we are willing to work with the right candidate and provide certification.

Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours vary between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm so flexibility is required.  40 hours/week, full-benefits eligible. 

Location: Tri-State Surgery Center, 1500 Associates Drive, Dubuque

Essential Responsibilities:
Performs proper cleaning, sterilization, and storage of instrumentation between uses and when newly purchases.

Maintains instruments and supplies in accordance with written policies and procedures that are in compliance with various regulatory and accrediting agencies and by the recommendations of the manufacturers. (IFU’s). Able to track and review items in electronic database.

Prints preference cards and pulls cases for the following days procedures, including prioritizing any instruments needs.

Assists with the development, monitoring, and record keeping of the standards of assigned areas pertaining to the operating room, sterilization and decontamination, and corresponding ancillary areas. Monitoring includes but is not limited to mechanical, chemical and biological testing of the sterilization process.

All instruments (newly purchased, brought in from vendors and/or used during a surgical procedure are washed, and sterilized or disinfected according the manufacture instructions for use (IFU’s).

Assists material coordinator with receiving of supplies.

Perform routine cleaning and orderliness of the central sterilization area.

Complete all other assigned projects and duties.


Experience: One to three years of similar or related experience.

Education: Equivalent to a high school education. Central Sterilization Service Tech certification preferred but not required.

Interpersonal Skills: Normal courtesy dealing with others is required. Work involves minimal
contacts, usually within the organization. Contact usually involving routine, nonsensitive issues.

Other Skills: Ability to multi-task, work in a fast paced environment and work independently with limited direction, strong time management skills. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Use and operate a variety of medical equipment and instruments. Use personal protection equipment including gloves, gowns, goggles and face masks/shields. Comprehension of medical terminology.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 697402
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 1-2 Years
Education High School/GED

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