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Class Code: 313H
Category: Health Care


Leads Hospital Central Services Technicians and other staff performing duties associated with an institutional or hospital central services unit.  Decontaminates, sterilizes, assembles and stores instruments, basins, equipment and supplies according to prescribed procedures and techniques.  Assists in the operation of the unit by coordinating and prioritizing the work, ordering, receiving and restocking supplies and linen; and monitoring the proper functioning of equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general direction, regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others in a central supply unit.  Assists in the operation of the unit.

Typical Work

Schedules staff; coordinates orientation program and trains new staff; 

Prioritizes and assigns work; 

Monitors function of processing equipment; troubleshoots and corrects minor equipment failures such as sterilizer sequencing; initiates requests to vendors for service as needed; 

Assists with implementation of policies and procedures; 

Reassigns staff in order to respond to unusual production needs; 

Conducts and records results of quality assurance monitors; 

Orders, receives, stores and accounts for supplies, linen and minor equipment; 

Solves routine customer service problems and provides technical advice; 

Assists with maintenance and organization of inventory records;

Verifies correct sterilization cycles by checking and signing graphs and printouts; 

Performs the work of Hospital Central Services Technician 2; 

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized Central Supply Technician course AND two years of technical experience involving sterilization of surgical trays, medical supplies, equipment and instruments in a hospital or institution central medical supply unit 


High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment 


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class. Consolidates 77020 Central Supply Supervisor 1, 6046 Hospital Central Services Technician Lead; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.