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Beth Israel Lahey Health 40/D/E Certified Central Sterile Technician in Plymouth, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Scheduled Hours:


Work Shift:

Day (United States of America)

40hpw; 8-hr shifts; rotating weekends & holidays

Weekday shifts will be evening 11a-7:30p

Weekend and Holiday shifts will work Day shift (7a-3:30p or 8a-4:30p)

Job Description:


  • Primary responsibility is infection control.

  • Maintain sterile technique.

  • Perform all duties according to procedure.

  • Cleans, sterilizes, packages and assembles instrument sets.

  • Assist in care and handling of equipment. i.e., suction, fracture frames, pumps, venodyne, etc. (as delineated for Equipment Control Coordinator).

  • Responsible for cleaning reusable items including surgical pieces and processing through steam sterilizers, gas sterilizers, washer sterilizers, and ultrasonic if necessary.

  • Responsible for waste disposal and decontamination of contaminated items.

  • Inspects equipment and instruments through all procedural steps for condition and operation.

  • Collects soiled instruments, kits, equipment, etc. for processing.

  • Responsible for daily maintenance and housekeeping duties on work stations as required.

  • Assists in collection of data for Quality Assurance Programs, ongoing.

  • Demonstrates planning and organization in preparation for procedures in a Central Sterile environment, i.e., trays, instruments sets.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of sterile technique.

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge in the following areas in a surgical preparation environment: vascular, ophthalmic, laparoscopic, orthopedic, O.B./Gynecology, General, Urology, Dental, E.N.T., neuro and plastic.

  • Participates in ongoing education programs.

  • Demonstrates knowledge the function and operation of equipment in a Central Sterile environment.

  • Attends/completes Job Certification Program and documents all hospital mandatory in-service programs, i.e., fire, safety, infection control, etc.

  • Growth potential for surgical case carts, sterilization containers, and CSR-computerized application.

It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Ability to read and write and verbalize English

  • HS Diploma or equivalent


  • Certified Central Service Technician (CRCST) issued by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management (IAHCSMM)

Physical/Environmental Requirements

This job requires frequent bending, carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, walking and lifting over 10 lbs. There will be occasional need for climbing stairs, lifting in excess of 50 – 100 lbs and sitting. Constant use of hearing, sight and speech. Frequent use of smell and touch. Frequent keyboard and telephone use. Constant concentration and problem solving.

FLSA Status:


As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

More than 35,000 people working together. Nurses, doctors, technicians, therapists, researchers, teachers and more, making a difference in patients' lives. Your skill and compassion can make us even stronger.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled