Sterile Processing Technician Job Description

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Sterile Processing Technician Job Description

 

Job Title: Sterile Processing Technician

 

Job Summary:

As a sterile processing technician, you will be responsible for cleaning, sterilizing, and assembling medical equipment and instruments used in patient care. You will work in a sterile processing department within a healthcare facility, ensuring that medical equipment is safe and ready for use in medical procedures. You will also maintain inventory of equipment, supplies, and instruments and ensure that all equipment is properly maintained and functioning.

 

Responsibilities:

- Clean, decontaminate, and sterilize medical equipment and instruments using appropriate methods and equipment.

- Assemble and prepare instruments and equipment for sterilization and use in medical procedures.

- Inspect, test, and maintain all equipment to ensure proper functioning.

- Maintain accurate records of sterilization cycles, equipment maintenance, and inventory of equipment and supplies.

- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to ensure that equipment is available and ready for use in medical procedures.

- Maintain a clean and organized work area and adhere to infection control standards.

- Monitor and manage inventory of equipment and supplies, and reorder as necessary.

- Participate in ongoing education and training to stay current with advances in sterile processing techniques and technology.

- Adhere to ethical and professional standards and maintain patient confidentiality.

 

Requirements:

- High school diploma or equivalent.

- Certification in sterile processing (e.g. Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT)).

- Knowledge of sterilization methods, infection control, and medical terminology.

- Strong attention to detail and ability to follow established procedures and protocols.

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

- Physical ability to stand for long periods of time, lift heavy objects, and perform repetitive motions.

- Willingness to participate in ongoing education and training to stay current with advances in sterile processing techniques and technology.

- Adherence to ethical and professional standards.