The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979 we have offered high quality medical care, consultation, referral, and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats, and exotic pets. In addition, the hospital creates a positive learning experience for TCSVM students.
The Central Sterilization Department provides general functions to the hospital including decontamination, cleaning, inspecting, assembling, packaging, sterilizing, and distribution of instruments and packs used for patient care throughout the hospital.
The Central Sterile Technician's work supports an integrated clinical care team that provides high quality medicine and nursing care to our patients. Duties include retrieving, decontaminating, cleaning, inspecting, assembling, packaging, sterilizing and distributing instrument packs that are being used during medical procedures and surgeries. Monitors the preventative maintenance schedule and maintenance of the autoclave, Steris machine, ultrasonic cleaner, and distilled water system. Is the direct contact for the hospital linen service and processes laundry for the operating rooms. Responsible for inventory and ordering from a variety of vendors to meet the needs of department.
High School diploma or the equivalent with minimum one year related work experience in the veterinary technology or medical field. Basic computer skills; WORD, Excel. Ability to prioritize responsibilities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to work independently or as part of a team. Ability to lift up to 35lbs with or without accommodation.
Knowledge of how to properly clean/decontaminate basic medical and surgical instruments and equipment. Knowledge of sterile processing equipment; ultrasonic cleaner, autoclave, Steris VHP sterilizer. Basic knowledge of surgical instruments.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Schedule is Monday–Wednesday 10am–6pm, Thursday & Friday 11am–7pm. Must also be flexible to work 9am – 5pm as needed. A weekend day may be part of or incorporated into this position as a routine work week. This position may be called in on the occasional busy or long holiday weekend to clean and sterilize surgical packs. This position is considered essential and therefore may be required to report to work during snow/emergency campus closings
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.