Summary:

The Sterile Processing Technician cares for and maintains all surgical instrumentation from decontamination through sterilization and distribution throughout the facility. The technician also maintains all sterility records for the facility.

  • Knowledge of reusable surgical instrumentation, microsurgical instrumentation, and power equipment.
  • Knowledge and operation of sterile processing equipment (washers, steam, gas, ultrasonic and chemical sterilizers).
  • Knowledge/experience with high level disinfection processes and different types of sterilization materials and equipment to choose the appropriate method of sterilization for particular equipment or supplies.
  • Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, medical supplies and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments. Follows proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas.
  • Monitors biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
  • Organized in setting up operating room instrument tray.
  • Document and maintain accurate sterilization records.
  • Inspect, assemble and test general and specialty instrumentation for proper functioning.
  • Verifies that equipment functions properly, requisitions for equipment maintenance, repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment. Perform simple maintenance on equipment (i.e.: clean filters and drains).
  • Sorts mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment and makes them available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.
  • Restocks, labels, and maintains inventory, submits requisitions, collects and distributes instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment.
  • Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and departmental supply items is required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2 years recent working experience as a sterile processing technician (not including clinicals) 
  • Current BLS Card
  • Current TB Screen
  • Preferred: Maintains Certification for Central Processing
  • Valid Identification/Driver's License
  • Successful completion of a Background Check and Medely's screening process
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