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Central Services Technician Training Program

Central Services Technician Training Program

Central service technicians, also called sterile processing technicians, play a critical role in patient care, safety and infection prevention in our hospitals and clinics. Now you can begin a meaningful career as a sterile processing technician at Gundersen and receive free training to become a Certified Central Service Technician (CRCST).

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Launch your career as a sterile processing technician at Gundersen Health System. You'll receive free career training through our Central Services Technician Training Program – and even earn your CRCST national certification.

When you're hired, you'll start a series of online courses along with self-study course work thru Purdue University. Gain the technical knowledge needed for the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) certification exam – all at no cost to you.

Your studies will be combined with paid on-the-job training on sterile processes and standards including decontamination, assembly, inspection, wrapping and sterilization of surgical instruments and medical equipment.

When you pass your exam, you're guaranteed a job at Gundersen where you will make a difference every day.

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A few things you should know
  • You'll start the Central Services Technician Training Program as soon as you're hired as a sterile processing technician 
  • Take up to 6 months to complete the self-guided online coursework and certification exam
  • Earn pay during your hands-on training as you learn on the job at Gundersen
  • You'll be supported by our Central Services team as you learn and grow
My team plays an important role in the processing of surgical instruments, and I take pride in the work that I do. Through this training program and my experiences as a sterile processing technician, I’ve become more knowledgeable about the instruments being used. I hope to use this knowledge to go back to school someday to become a surgical technician.
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We believe in learning through experience from those with experience. And we believe you should earn a living while you’re at it. 

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Have questions? We have answers: 

Jen Weiker
(608) 775-3142 or email [email protected]

Brittany Weiland
(608) 775-2618 or email [email protected]

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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