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University of Miami Central Sterile Processing Technician 3 (H) in Miami, Florida

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The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is currently seeking a full time Central Sterile Processing Technician 3 to work in Miami. The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing daily direction and work assignments, training and mentoring to team members to achieve team goals and objectives, while maintaining competency in all areas of sterile processing. Prepares supplies and equipment for use during patient procedures with more complexity. Receives, processes, stocks, and distributes supplies. Additionally, responsible for quality review, performance improvement, and resolves routine operational issues, escalating more complex issues to the next level of supervision.


  • Cleans, wraps, sterilizes, stores, and distributes medical equipment, supplies and instruments used in patient care.

  • Oversees adequate equipment and supplies are available to complete order requests.

  • Transports instruments and supplies, delivering items to their destination within an efficient time frame prioritizing patient safety.

  • Maintains and oversees productivity demand level for area by fulfilling order requests in a timely manner for patients from various hospital departments.

  • Sets up of decontamination and assembly workstations daily following established standard of work processes (SOW) for all decontamination/sterilization, preparing and assembly.

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge and expertise in care and handling for decontamination, preparation, assembly, packing, sterilization, documentation, and distribution of non-sterile & sterile instrumentation, implantable, case carts, emergency carts and supplies to surgical, nursing units and ancillary departments.

  • Receives and sorts medical equipment and instruments returned to decontamination, loading/unloading cart washer, emergency carts, and sterile supplies.

  • Adheres to and promotes infection control and utilizes universal precautions PPE protocols. Participates in continuous process improvement and quality systems and stays abreast of related departmental practice guidelines and standards from the Joint Commission, AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation), AORN (Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses).

  • Checks equipment for functionality and report malfunctioning equipment immediately to leadership.

  • Provides reliable, high quality customer service to all department’s requests and resolves issues.

  • Maintains distribution of equipment, supply records, and logbooks. Operates and maintains documentation of various sterilizers and processing equipment.

  • Serves as a primary role in precepting and training staff.

  • Maintains storage of sterile supplies/surgical instrumentation according to facility policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



High school diploma or equivalent

Certification and Licensing:

Certification in relevant specialty or field.

Basic Life Support (BLS)


Minimum 4 years of relevant experience

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • General knowledge of office procedures and operations.

  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.

  • Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to accurately prepare and maintain records, files, reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to lead, motivate, develop and train others.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here (https://www.hr.miami.edu/careers/eo-ada/index.html) for additional information.

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The mission of the University of Miami is to transform lives through education, research, innovation, and service. A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System ("UHealth") have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation’s top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation.

The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 350 majors and programs. Visit welcome.miami.edu/about-um to learn more about our points of pride.

The University ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2022 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

The University of Miami and UHealth have also ranked among the Forbes Best Employers and Best Employers for Women on several occasions, most recently in 2022.

Transforming lives

With more than 17,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.