Performs all aspects of Sterile Processing including decontamination, inspection, packaging/prep, and sterilization of instruments and equipment in accordance with AAMI and AORN standards.
Decontaminates instruments and equipment according to established policies and procedures in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.
Operates mechanical equipment to decontaminate instruments, equipment and other items as required.
Uses manual method to decontaminate instruments, equipment and other items as required.
Inspects instruments and other components for cleanliness and proper functioning prior to wrapping.
Assembles trays and packs according to specifications and established procedures for designated areas.
Incubates and monitors biologicals according to established procedures.Assures incubation documentation is complete and accurate; Initiates appropriate procedure for recall if positive biological is observed.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Sterile Processing Course or Internship preferred.
One year experience in Sterile Processing Department or;
One to two years experience in patient care areas.
Medical/Dental assistant experience with sterile technique training preferred.
Sterile Processing Technician Certification required or within one year of employment.