Central Sterile Processing Technician

Portsmouth, NH
Full Time
Entry Level
Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, located in Portsmouth, NH is looking for a full-time central sterilization attendant to join the team. This is an entry level position and a great opportunity to join our team of caring and compassionate professionals. We offer benefits starting on your first day! 

The Central Sterilization attendant is the center of all activity involving the cleaning and sterilizing of supplies and equipment needed for veterinary specialty surgery and other patient care areas. They are responsible for the cleaning, sterilization, set-up and break-down of all surgical instruments, equipment and maintaining gas and steam sterilizers. This position is vital in maintaining sterile conditions for all surgeries performed within our specialty hospital. Pack room Attendants interact with personnel from all areas of the hospital and support multiple teams. 
Essential Functions
  • Collaboration with department supervisors to ensure adequate sterile supplies for daily case load
  • Decontaminating, inspecting, assembly, wrapping, sterilization and distribution of surgical supplies and equipment to appropriate areas
  • Disinfecting and setting up surgical suites
  • Use of steam and ETO sterilizers
  • Equipment maintenance and inspection
  • Instrument inspection and maintenance
  • Inventory control
  • Monitoring of expiration dates on sterile equipment and supplies
  • Routine testing of autoclaves and reporting of results
  • Disinfection of linens for use in the OR
  • Scheduled detailed cleaning tasks of equipment, ORs, and pack room to maintain proper cleanliness standards of a surgical areas
  • Other duties as assigned
Hours to include evening and weekend shifts
Skills and Experience:
  • Excellent interpersonal, influential, and organizational skills
  • Must show initiative and ability to prioritize workloads under stressful situations
  • Motivated to work independently and in team settings
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work efficiently while maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Knowledge of surgical instrumentation, processing, and sterilization is preferred
  • CRCST/CBSPD and/or experience in a veterinary specialty surgical service preferred but not required
  • Based on experience
  • Annual wage adjustments

About Port City Referral Hospital

Port City’s mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We encourage and empower our technicians to utilize their skills, have input into case management and patient care, think critically, work autonomously, further their knowledge and education, and pursue specialty certification if so desired.

Benefits of Working at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital: 

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.

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NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health
We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.  
Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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