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Sterile Supply Technician 1

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Local Title: Sterile Supply Technician 1
Budget Title: Teaching Hospital Sterile Supply Technician 1
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Central Sterile Supply at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Sterile Supply Technician 1. 

Teaching Hospital Sterile Supply Technicians perform tasks related to cleaning and decontamination, sterilization, pasteurization, maintenance, repair, storage, inventory, and delivery of instrumentation, medical supplies and equipment to an operating room, clinic and other areas of the hospital as needed. Incumbents utilize proper sterilization procedures.

Illustrative Duties 

  • Cleans, assembles, performs minor repairs, and wraps trays for surgical instruments, equipment, and specialty supplies for sterilization.
  • Disassembles, sorts, cleans, inspects, and processes medical instruments and equipment.
  • Ensures that medical instruments, equipment, and supplies are replenished as needed.
  • Collects reusable items from and dispenses supplies to the needed areas of the hospital.
  • Maintains, stores, and inventories medical instruments, equipment, and supplies.
  • Operates equipment such as ultrasonic and utility washers, and performs specified daily maintenance tasks on the equipment.
  • Operates sterilization equipment and performs specified daily maintenance tasks.
  • Performs record keeping duties of the sterilization process for JCAHO requirements and any other mandated requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a nationally accredited central service exam for central service technicians AND current certification by a nationally accredited central sterile technician credentialing organization as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician, Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician, or a substantially equivalent credential;
    • OR The ability to obtain required certification within 18 months of hiring date.

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Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 6:00am to 2:00pm (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

  • Hiring Rate: $36,040 Base Salary plus $3,087 Location Pay (Full-Time 1.0FTE)

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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