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Sterile Processing Technician

Posted: 01/22/2023

The position is responsible for cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and stores the supplies, instruments and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Certification required & maintained, demonstrated understanding of sterilization principles required
  • Experience in central processing functions preferred
  • Constant and frequent judgment and response required
  • English language skills and communication required

Essential Functions

  • Adheres to the sterilization process policies and procedures.
  • Cleans each item according to manufacturers' instruction.
  • Inspects instruments under microscope for damage and defects; lubricates items as required.
  • Determines that each item is in good working condition.
  • Sorts and arranges items into proper trays according to established policy and procedure.
  • Wraps trays and individual items according to established policy and procedure.
  • Accurately labels each item with name and expiration date.
  • Correctly operates sterilizers, ultrasonic washer, and other equipment for processing items.
  • Positions items correctly in sterilizer and selects proper cycle; seeks assistance when needed.
  • Checks indicators for proper functioning.
  • Performs required biological monitoring tests on all sterilizers according to established policy and procedures.
  • Maintains availability of supplies for continuity or recording throughout sterilization process.
  • Cleans sterilizers according to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains inventory levels and accurate records.
  • Performs routine inspections of all sterile items in the facility for outdated packs and package integrity and replaces items as necessary.
  • Places items in correct location.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies for the sterile processing area.
  • Maintains and updates the instrument ray inventory list.
  • Maintains current information regarding routine preference cards.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must be able to lift and/or carry over 20 pounds on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.

The employee must be able to stand and/or walk at least five hours per day.

Must be able to meet strict deadlines and meet the needs of several operating room teams.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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