Cayuga Medical Center
  • Sterile Processing
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time
  • Support Staff

We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package, including liberal paid time-off Our full-time and our benefited part-time employees receive the same benefits package (paid time-off benefits are prorated for part-timers) Health insurance coverage becomes effective within six weeks of your start date. Vacation time is available for use after six months. Paid holiday time is prorated and may be used immediately Tuition reimbursement is available for career-related education.


Passionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference in healthcare.

Cayuga Medical Center  sterile processing teams play a vital role in the health and well-being of our patients. By tracking and sterilizing vital surgical instruments, we reduce the risk of infection, lost instruments, incomplete trays, and surgeon frustration. Our certified technicians provide the expertise, quality control, and strict regulatory compliance to keep the operating room running smoothly. Our SPD managers are also instrumental in overseeing operations, conducting in-service training, and working with hospital administrators and staff to find and implement efficiencies that provide on-time service delivery, reduce costs, and ensure patient safety.

Job Summary

As a Sterile Processing Technician with Cayuga Medical Center you are responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing and sterilization of supplies and equipment dispensed by the department following infection control practices. It is your responsibility to ensure client satisfaction while also adhering to the highest quality and compliance standards.

  • Assure that the standards of operation of the department comply with the standards set by regulatory agencies, such as the state of New York Department of Health, Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies.
  • Sterilize instruments, equipment, linen and supplies using various types of autoclaves. Load autoclaves in prescribed manner and set controls to specified time and temperature according to the type of items being sterilized.
  • Complete appropriate documentation records prior to sterilization and after sterilization is completed.
  • Assemble all instrument procedure trays, packs, supply carts following prescribed
  • Must be certified or eligible to successfully complete National Certification one year from hire. ¬†
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