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Company: Phelps Health
Location: Rolla, MO
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


General Summary

  • The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for sterilization techniques and operations of equipment.
  Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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.
  Job Qualifications
  • Education
    • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Work Experience
    • One year experience in sterile processing required.

  • Certification/License
    • Sterile Processing Technician certification to be obtained within 6 months of employment.
  Mental/Physical Requirements
  • 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.
  Working Conditions
  • 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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