- The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for sterilization techniques and operations of equipment.
- Demonstrates principles of decontamination/sterilization.
- Correct use of personal protective equipment (gown, gloves, face mask, boots)
- Correctly sorts instrumentation for cleaning according to manufacturer's specification.
- Correctly cleans CASE carts.
- Correctly inspects packages for integrity after sterilization.
- Demonstrates principles of sterilization.
- Correct use of biological and chemical sterilization indicators.
- Correctly sterilizes instrumentation according to manufacturer's specifications.
- Accurately labels instrumentation.
- Correctly documents sterilizer loads and tests.
- Demonstrates knowledge of instruments and equipment.
- Correct assembly of instrumentation.\
- Correctly tests instrumentation for optimal functioning.
- Notifies supervisor of broken and/or malfunctioning instrumentation and removes them from service.
- Correctly identifies specific department instrumentation ie. Surgery, obstetrics, and emergency services.
- Maintains daily inventory of equipment and supplies.
- Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
- Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
- High School diploma or equivalent required.
- One year experience in sterile processing required.
- Sterile Processing Technician certification to be obtained within 6 months of employment.
- Considerable mental concentration required to operate equipment and properly care for instruments and equipment. Standing, walking, lifting up to 35 lbs., reaching required.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works in close proximity to others and/or in a distracting environment.
- Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions during decontamination of instruments. Occasional exposure to temperature fluctuations, fumes, or airborne particles, exposure to communicable/infectious disease via contact with contaminated instruments and supplies. Must be able to work in a small, confined area for long periods of time.
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