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Central Sterile Aide (Distribution), Office Assistant 1

Apply now Job No: 494704
Local Title: Central Sterile Aide (Distribution), Office Assistant 1
Budget Title: Office Assistant 1 (Stores/Mail)
Work Type: Hourly
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Maintenance & Skilled Trades



Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Central Sterile Processing at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a Per Diem Central Sterile Aide / Office Assistant 1 (Stores/Mail). The successful candidate will:

  • Have sat for the New York State Civil Service certification examination for Office Assistant 1 and achieved a reachable score.
  • Distribute and stock medical/surgical supplies to patient care areas.
  • Comply with and maintain records of quantities and types of supplies stocked inpatient care units, and post to the computerized inventory system.
  • Verify computation against the physical account of stock, adjust errors, and report reasons for discrepancies.
    Maintain and stock patient care units in accordance with established par levels.
  • Prepare reports of items that exceed and/or falls below established par levels.
  • Interact directly with staff members of the user department and Central Sterile Processing to assist in determining the need for additions or deletions in relation to the par level system.
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills and the ability to work in a team setting.
  • Demonstrate strong organization, communication, and computer skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of all regulatory requirements including stock rotation and storage principles.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have sat for the New York State Civil Service certification examination for Office Assistant 1 and achieved a reachable score.
  • High School Diploma.
  • Physical Demands: Ability to operate various equipment utilized in transporting materials; ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; ability to stand, bend, twist, and walk as a part of daily job responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in warehouse/distribution is a plus.

Work Schedule:

Days Variable; Hours Variable

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Salary Range:

As per civil service guidelines

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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