Teacher-Career Education-Sterile Processing #2024-53A4

Vacancy Number:



Teacher-Career Education-Sterile Processing


Career & Technical Education - Albany Campus

Basic Function:

To instruct high school students in the proper practices, procedures and skills associated with sterile processing.  To instruct students to meet entry level skills allowing them to enter the job market that pays them a living wage; or to continue their education at the post-secondary level.  To be involved in developing partnership programs with local businesses, colleges and universities.


A. Two to four years of occupational work experience in Sterile Processing.
B. Valid and appropriate license and registration from either the Certification Board for Sterile Processing & Distribution (CBSPD) or Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA formerly IAHCSMM).
C. Should meet New York State teaching certification requirements for the Transitional A certificate. Requirements for the Transitional A certificate are listed on the homepage of the NYS Education Department Teaching Certification under ‘Certification Requirements’ in the subject area of ‘Health Occupations Titles’ https://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/search-cert-reqs
D. The candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide sound instruction, ability to work in a team environment, work collaboratively with staff and administration.
E. Must possess good written and verbal skills.


1. The classroom instructor will be responsible to develop in each student an awareness and understanding of the basic skills and knowledge associated with the sterile processing field such as how to decontaminate, inspect, package & sterilize equipment and devices (i.e., complex devices to simple, hand-held surgical instruments) used in the health care environment.
2. Evaluate student progress and instruct students in theory as per curriculum. Course will cover infection control practices, decontamination & sterilization guidelines, microbiology, anatomy, medical terminology & surgical procedures, and material management functions.
3. The instructor will be responsible for developing and evaluating student progress, instilling safe work habits and stressing the importance of reliability, competence, loyalty, and dependability in work environment as well.
4. In addition to classroom, the instructor will be responsible for supervising and evaluating student progress in the work areas. The instructor will work within the facilities to provide the experience portion of the program.
5. To be responsible for developing and evaluating course plans.
6. To develop in each student an awareness and understanding coupled with the skills and knowledge in the industry.
7. Instill in all students safe work habits, the importance of lifelong learning, and a work ethic that fosters reliability, competence, dependability and satisfaction with their own work.

Start Date:

As soon as possible

Application Deadline:

December 8, 2023 (or until position is filled)

Starting Salary:

$48,154 – $59,519 dependent on education, certification and experience as detailed in current contract prorated to amount of service rendered.

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

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Further Information Contact:

Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany NY 12205
or email crbrecruitment@neric.org


November 9, 2023