The Hospital Central Service Technician Program is offered by GateWay Community College in Phoenix, whose curriculum follows that required by the International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management (IAHCSMM).
The program prepares students for a career as members of the hospital central service team under the direct supervision of experienced nurses.
The instruction includes a basic introduction to the central service role, surgical supplies, basic and specialty surgical instruments, and packing and sterilization.
During the last phase of your certificate program, you can participate in three months of clinical rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital.
During the last six weeks you may be placed at a Mayo Clinic setting to have supervised experience as you go through a planned hospital or clinic central service rotation.
The Central Service Department is responsible for decontamination, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing medical devices and supplies. This program fully prepares you for a career in health care services in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center.
Grading or evaluation
As you move through the central service rotations, you will be evaluated in each main area by your preceptor and faculty from GateWay Community College. Performance is evaluated using a competency-based evaluation system and performance appraisals.
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Our system of evaluation provides students and faculty with a comprehensive look at individual performance.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. Changes may be made to the curriculum and other aspects of this program as necessary to assure the highest-quality training.