Hackensack Meridian Health

Central Sterile Supply Aide, Per Diem

Job ID
PMC-Central Supply
Palisades Medical Center
Job Location
US-NJ-North Bergen
Position Type
Per Diem
Standard Hours Per Week
Shift Hours
Weekend Work
Weekends as Needed
On Call Work
No On-Call Required
Holiday Work
As Needed


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.


The Central Sterile Supply Aide Performs technical and non-technical functions relating to the processing and distribution of supplies, equipment and instructions.


A day in the life of a Central Sterile Supply Aide at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Receives soiled surgical equipment and reusable patient supplies. Cleans and disinfects equipment before sending to clean processing area.
  • Checks soiled trays for completeness and informs Supervisor of irregularities.
  • Assembles clean instruments and other supplies into packs and trays according to standard lists, wraps trays in proper manner to assure sterility and proper shelf life.
  • Place packs into either steam or sterrad depending on type of item. Follows proper procedures for operation of equipment and monitoring sterility.
  • Monitors all sterilization processing and biological or mechanical tests and results throughout the hospital.
  • Operates sterilizers, washer/dissinjector daily testing of sterilizer to determine that they are in proper working order through use of the Bowie-Dick test, Attest Biological Indicators and/or other control methods within one half hour following the start of each shift.
  • Delivers equipment to patient care areas, within a maximum of forty-five (45) minutes of receipt of request.
  • Distributes and replenishes syringe and needle supply for all patient care units and specialized areas, within three (3) hours of request and with a minimum accuracy rate of 98%.
  • Disposes of contaminated materials prior to the end of each shift
  • Retrieves used and soiled instruments and equipment from all patient care units according to departmental policy at least twice daily.
  • Ensures delivery of excellent customer service resulting in positive and improving patient satisfaction scores for department and Medical Center.
  • Periodically checks department and other areas from outdated or defective supplies.
  • Reports unusual occurrences in daily routine to the Supervisor.
  • Maintains safe, orderly work area and work practices.
  • Maintains sterilization records prior to the end of each shift and with a minimum accuracy rate of 98%.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED), and/or GED equivalent programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of care and handling of: IV Pumps, Hypothermia Units, PCA Pumps, Goneo Suction, Feeding Pumps, Blood Warmers and Bronchoscopes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of: Loading Carts, Chemical Spills and Sharps Precautions.
  • Through understanding of equipment operation and maintenance of: Steam Sterilizer, Sterrad NX, Sterrad 100, Washer Dissinjector and Cycles times, temperature, pressure aborting a cycle.
  • Established computer skills.
  • Ability to accept responsibility for own knowledge and performance.
  • Organized, detail oriented and effective time management skills.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in supply processing/distribution, and knowledge of surgical instruments and supply management.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Has and maintains current Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) registration.


If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!


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