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Phelps County Regional Medical Center Sterile Processing Technician in Rolla, Missouri

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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