Central Processing Department


: $226,760.00 - $226,760.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

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Tufts Medical Center is looking for candidates interested in joining their Central Processing Department (CPD) during a 15 week training program that will allow you to learn on the job training and prepare to take your test to become a certified CPD.

Job Location: Boston, MA

Tufts Medical Center offers flexible schedules, excellent work life balance and countless perks for employees. This is a very experienced team that are looking to mold and groom newer candidates to become senior staff! Upon starting this role you will be paired with a mentor from the CPD Team to gain unmatched skills and experience that will let you excel in this role.

This Hospital is an academic medical center and Level 1 trauma center providing complex surgical care to patients throughout the lifespan. Tufts Medical Center has 23 operating rooms, supporting more than 14,000 adult and pediatric surgical cases annually. This hospital has an unmatched community feel while working in a Level 1 trauma center. They value their employees and hard work, each and every day!

Salary: $15.00 to $16.00 /hour


The Central Processing Department (CPD) is responsible for the availability of sterile instrumentation/supplies to accommodate the Surgery schedule, Emergencies/Traumas, Clinics and hospital departments. The CPD Technician I is responsible for the decontamination, assembly and sterilization of all instruments used throughout the hospital including general surgical instrumentation. Also, responsible for assembly of case carts with supplies and instruments as it pertains to the surgery schedule, and availability to sterile instrumentation to hospital departments.


  • Maintains collaborative team relationships with peers and colleagues in order to effectively contribute to the working group s achievement of goals, and to help foster a positive work environment.
  • Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.

Sterile Storage/Case Cart Assembly

  • Initiates communication with Operating Room to update and confirm changes in the Surgery schedule.
  • Sets priorities for processing and decontamination to ensure timely delivery of instrumentation for surgeries.
  • Accurately assembles specialty case carts for surgical procedures based on computerized pick list.
  • Deploys case carts to the Operating Room in coordination with OR case completion.
  • Stays abreast of changes in OR schedule and adapts workflow accordingly.
  • Returns to inventory any unused supplies from the Operating Room case carts.
  • Collaborates with Operating Room service nurses and technicians regarding changes in technology, instrumentation and product requests.


The decontamination function encompasses cleaning and disinfecting of reusable instruments, supplies and equipment used in surgical patient care. This process is pivotal to breaking the disease transmission chain and this is essential to infection control and sterility assurance.

  • Standard precautions instead of universal precautions.
  • Performs decontamination procedures according to prescribed specifications in a safe and cost-effective manner. Is knowledgeable in and adheres to universal precautions and OSHA blood borne pathogen standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic microbiology and mechanisms of disease pathogen transmission.
  • Operates the ultrasonic machine, washer sterilizers, cart washer, and washer-disinfector.
  • Implements manual cleaning methods when complexity of equipment prevents automated disinfection.
  • References manufacturer s specifications and guidelines for decontamination.
  • Assesses damage/repair of instrumentation; initiates repair process.
  • Disassembles instrumentation and processes it according to manufacturer s guidelines.
  • Sets priorities concerning instrumentation and equipment to facilitate surgical schedule.
  • Handles contaminated waste from the Operating Room according to infection control, departmental policy and OSHA regulations


  • Must be efficient in the operation of all equipment within the department.
  • Must be knowledgeable with general and specialty instrumentation.
  • Must be able to listen to instruction, and translate it into an activity and reproduce what is taught.
  • Must be extremely conscientious with regard to procedures.
  • Must be accurate and able to follow guidelines, refraining from short cuts where technique is involved.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, prioritize tasks and handle changing environment and assignments.
  • Must have good communication skills.
  • Computer skills with knowledge of Windows 98, Instrument Tracking systems.
  • Knowledge of the hospital, infection control and medical terminology is highly desirable.


  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • CPD training desired

Call 844-###-#### or Apply Today!!

*This position is posted by Aloha Solutions Co. on behalf of Tufts Medical Center*

Associated topics: ascp, hematopathology, medical, medical laboratory science, medical technologist, molecular, surgical technologist, technician i, technician ii, toxicology * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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