Job Description

Lead CSST, 40 HRs/Week, Night Shift (11:00PM to 7:30AM)Weekends Required, On Call Required, Holidays Required


I.          Position Function: 

To act as resource to the Central Service Technicians in addition to performing all other duties of a central processing technician (receive, clean, decontaminate, process, assemble, sterilize, store and deliver surgical and other instruments and supplies).


II.         Job Relationships: 

Reports to CPD Supervisor.

Guides and advises other CPD Techs.

Collaborates with Operating Room Nurses, Distribution Aides and clinical departments.


III.        Authority: 

Authority to act on the departments behalf in the absence of the CPD Supervisor.

Authority to communicate oral corrections and recommendations in order to improve technique.


IV.        A. Responsibilities/Essential Functions:         

1.) "Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers,

and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards." 

Makes certain that daily routines are fulfilled.

Acts as a immediate resource for Central Service Technicians.

Keeps supervisor aware of problem areas and makes recommendations.

Provides some in-servicing training programs for technicians.

Performs random sport checks of prepared instrument trays to assure proper procedures have been adhered to.

Performs all duties of a Tech which are as follows:

     -  Receive, clean, and decontaminate surgical instruments, medical supplies, and other

        related supplies and equipment according to established procedures.

     -  Inspect, assemble, wrap or containerize, sterilize, store, and distribute the above to user


Operate according to manufactures recommendations and safety guidelines all departmental equipment including, but not limited to:

     -  Cart Washer/Steam Gun

     -  Washer/Sterilizer

     -  Gas Sterilizer

     -  Aeration Chamber

     -  Heat Sealer

     -  Ultrasonic Cleaner

Keep abreast of the latest infection control and central service techniques.

Attendance at departmental in-service programs is mandatory.

Maintain a clean, orderly and safe work environment.

Communicate any deviations in procedure to the CPD Supervisor.

Respond to customer requests; inform Lead Tech and/or Supervisor of any deviations in procedure or shortage of proper equipment.

Perform other duties as assigned.

            B. Responsibilities/Non-Essential Functions:              

V.         Reporting Requirements: 

Produces daily shift report for CPD Supervisor.

Performs Quality Assurance rounds in the OR.

Reports all variances from standards to CPD Supervisor.       


VI.        Accountability: 

Accountable for prioritizing work load to ensure efficient OR schedule.

Accountable for responding to concerns/questions.

Accountable for adherence to established policies and procedures.


VII.       Qualifications:

Minimum Education: 

High School Diploma.

Minimum Experience: 

Minimum 5 years experience as a Central Service Technician.

Preferably some Lead experience (supervisory).

Minimum skills/abilities:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Attention to fine detail.

Ability to identify and solve problems quickly as they arise.

Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.


CRCST certification required.


OR medical instrumentation, sterility technique, infection control, CDC policies and procedures, and universal precautions.

Customer service and CQI principles.

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