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 ($16.75/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 completed.
All pay rates will be based on candidate's experience. Certification is required for all new hires within 18 months of hire date.
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 manufacturer guidelines.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Central sterile experience preferred; current CRCST certification highly preferred.
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.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.