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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Central Processing Technician in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Central Processing Department at MSK is responsible for the sterilization and distribution of all instruments and equipment for surgical procedures. Many of our patients have compromised immune systems so preventing infections is essential.

Are you someone with an attention to detail who is passionate about patient safety? Do you love working in a dynamic environment and being active at work? We are currently seeking a Central Processing Technician to play a substantial role in reducing the risk of infections for our patients.


  • Check decontamination equipment for proper function. Operate equipment according to Departmental and manufacturer guidelines.

  • Inspect and prepare surgical instruments for cleaning and decontamination.

  • Decontaminate surgical instruments, rigid scopes and equipment.

  • Receive, tag, and process non bar-coded instruments from clinical areas and patient floors

  • Clean and disinfect patient care equipment and build all basic instrument sets. Assemble all complex/speciality sets once trained.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge in the assembly and preparation of instrument sets for the appropriate method of sterilization.

  • Utilize the instrument management system to accurately document the distribution of trays and individual instruments during the case cart assembly and distribution process.

  • Assemble case carts in sequence of the surgical schedule in accordance with Pick List.

  • Place items in case carts to ensure easy access, visible label and to support good ergonomics.


  • Ready to take action and eager to accept new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

  • Consistently completing tasks in an efficient manner and achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • A good decision-maker successful at making timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with a diverse group of people to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs and pushing and pulling carts containing up to 200 lbs of material

  • Familiar with handling hazardous chemicals and able to stand for extended periods of time while working in area with high temperatures


  • Central Processing Certification (required)

  • High school Diploma or equivalent education.

  • At least two years of relevant experience (preferred).

  • Ability to read, write, and understand basic instructions.


  • Fulltime hours: 3pm-11pm Monday through Friday with weekend rotation.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2019-31325

CategoryAllied Health - All

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