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Top 50 Sterile Processing Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Sterile Processing Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Sterile Processing Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.2% of Sterile Processing Technician resumes contained Sterilize Instruments as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sterile Processing Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Sterile Processing Technician

1. Sterilize Instruments
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Here's how Sterilize Instruments is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Decontaminate, reassemble and sterilize instruments; Store instrument sets using universal precautions in accordance to standard policy and sterilization requirements.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize instruments, medical supplies equipment and instruments.
  • Clean, inspect, and sterilize instruments, drills, and other things used in surgical procedures.
  • Sterilize instruments according to parameters set by AAMI and AORN standards.
  • Clean, prepare, sterilize instruments for the O.R.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
  • Inspect, clean, assemble and sterilize instruments.
  • Prepare and sterilize instruments needed for next case.
  • Clean, process, and sterilize instruments.
  • Wash, organize, and sterilize instruments.
  • Clean, repackage, and sterilize instruments.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments after procedures.
  • Process and sterilize instruments for surgeries.
  • Sterilize instruments for next use.
  • clean and sterilize instruments to get them ready for use again.
  • Clean scopes, set up rooms, clean and sterilize instruments, schedule patients for proceedures, post proceedure calls.
  • Sterilize instruments using Steam, Sterade and Etholyne Oxide.
  • decontaminate and sterilize instruments.. etc.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize instruments,medical supplies,equipment and instruments,wrap and sterilize trays of instruments.
  • Decontaminate instruments , assemble instruments , set up case carts , sterilize instruments

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2. Surgical Procedures
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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Assisted the operating room personnel by sterilizing surgical instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized non-disposable instruments used for surgical procedures.
  • Prepared operating rooms for surgical procedures.
  • Assembled minor and complex tray sets and instrumentation packs used for a variety of general and specialized medical and surgical procedures.
  • Provide quality care for Operating Room surgical procedures, through cleaning, inspecting and sterilizing equipment and instrumentation.
  • Passed instruments and equipment to the surgeon during surgical procedures and anticipated the needs of surgeon's.
  • Assemble trays, equipment supplies and instruments for surgical procedures according to prescribed hospital protocol.
  • Identify, disassemble, clean and correctly reassemble instruments used for various surgical procedures.
  • Provided instrument sets for surgical procedures and case carts for booked and emergency surgery.
  • Prepared and delivered accurate and timely case carts for use in surgical procedures.
  • Service the operating rooms with supplies and instruments needed for surgical procedures.
  • Decontaminate, assemble, and sterilize all instruments for daily surgical procedures.
  • Entrusted with the timely delivery of trays for the morning surgical procedures.
  • Assist surgeons and nurses in surgical procedures with instrumentation 3.
  • Prepared case carts for surgical procedures according to preference pick list
  • Filled case carts with supplies needed for scheduled surgical procedures.
  • Clean, sterilize and setup instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Assisted Doctor with surgical procedures.
  • Delivered trays in a timely manner for the morning surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and decontaminated surgical instruments after surgical procedures .

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3. Sterrad
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Here's how Sterrad is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Utilize sterrad sterilization, gas sterilization and steam sterilization to processes surgical items.
  • Maintained accurate records of all autoclave and sterrad time, temperature and duration of cycle times.
  • Sterilized instruments, equipment, linen and supplies using steam and Sterrad sterilizers.
  • Record and maintain records of biological for both steam and sterrad.
  • Operate maintain and evaluate the performance of autoclaves and sterrad.
  • Operate and record data on autoclaves and sterrad equipment.
  • Managed 3 employees performing both sterrad, steam sterilizations.
  • Operated Gas, Steam and Sterrad autoclaves.
  • Operate sterrad machine, autoclave and washers.
  • Differentiate between steam and sterrad supplies.
  • Operate Sterrad/Sterris and Steam Sterilizer.
  • Operated and ran biological test on autoclave and sterrad sterilizers 3.
  • Fort Worth, Texas Operate autoclaves and Sterrad sterilizers.
  • Run and read attst and sterrad test.
  • Operate sterrad and autoclave sterilizers 3.
  • Use of sterrad and steam .
  • Control steam Prevac, Gravity, Sterrad and Medevac scope machines.
  • Steam sterilize instruments/trys, sterrad or nx scopes and cameras.
  • Have experience with Flashers, Sterilizers, Sterrad, Sterrad NX, Steris 1E, and Steris washers/Cart washers.
  • maintained and operated autoclaves, medivators, sterrad, and suction devices for cleaning instuments and colon scopes.

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4. Room Staff
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Here's how Room Staff is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Coordinated closely with Operating Room Staff and personnel from Supply Chain Management to facilitate seamless collection and delivery of instruments.
  • Provide support to the operating room staff through thorough communication, efficiently and accurately assembling as well as providing surgical supplies.
  • Communicated with Operating Room staff and ensured that instrument sets and supplies were delivered when needed and with alacrity.
  • Maintain constant communication with co-workers and OR room staff to have the surgical instrumentation readily available when needed.
  • Coordinate with department service activities with operating room staff and nursing units based on department census and activities.
  • Work hand in hand with Operating Room staff and other Techs communicating to keep productivity flowing.
  • Coordinate with operating room staff and preparation of surgical trays for planned and urgent cases.
  • Supplied the operating room staff with medical supplies and equipment during routine and emergent surgeries.
  • Practiced standard sterilization techniques to produce sterile equipment and supplies for the operating room staff.
  • Communicated effectively with operating room staff to ensure the best quality for all patients.
  • Assist Operating Room staff in preparing equipment and supplies for surgeries, sterilizing equipment.
  • Work with operating room staff to ensure they have tools needed for surgeries.
  • Collaborated with Operating Room staff by trouble shooting, communicating and improving service.
  • Picked cases for surgeries and retrieved items requested by the operating room staff.
  • Served as a liaison to all operating room staff.
  • Discussed problems concerning instrument trays with Operating Room Staff.
  • Respond to instrument tray and supply request made by operating room staff in a timely manner 5.
  • Help operating room staff as needed 3.

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5. Patient Care
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Here's how Patient Care is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Retrieve contaminated instruments from patient care areas for sterile processing.
  • Cleaned and disinfected patient care equipment according to facility policy.
  • Provide meticulous record keeping supporting patient care.
  • Clean, decontaminate, assemble instruments and patient care equipment, put up surgical procedure trays according to write-up sheet.
  • Provided patient care supplies, equipment and case carts to 15 Main Operating Rooms and 5 Outpatient OR's.
  • Set up birthing rooms in Labor & Delivery, assist in patient care; vitals, patient transport.
  • Assist hospital staff with patient care duties, such as providing transportation or setting up traction.
  • Administered dependable cleaning, sterilization, and distribution of instrument trays and patient care equipment.
  • Collected, cleaned, and decontaminated surgical instruments and patient care equipment for the O.R.
  • Assist doctor and RN in ensuring optimal patient care and smooth daily functioning of office.
  • Clean and sterilize all instruments for patient care throughout the hospital and other outside facilities.
  • Assist with all procedures and patient care under the supervision of RN and Physicians.
  • Collaborated with health care team to support and ensure optimal patient care.
  • Talk to vendors and reps also assist with patient care.
  • Provided aseptic technique skills and safe patient care practices.
  • Provided patient care and the administration of medicines and parenteral solutions.
  • Assisted OR staff with placement as well as monitoring of patient care devices (i.e.
  • Cleaned and sterilized medical instruments, healthcare equipment, lab equipment and patient care supplies.
  • Disinfect patient care equipment (e.g.
  • Greet and assist faculty that came to the department Accomplishments Provide excellent patient care to our patients.

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6. Medical Equipment
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Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Determined and used the appropriate method for removing gross contamination which included disinfectants; reassembled medical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Monitor biological and chemical wash solutions to ensure quality and consistency foe decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
  • Process surgical instruments and other advanced medical equipment for surgery in the operating room environment.
  • Cleaned, processed and sterilized all medical equipment central sterile department.
  • Sorted, disassembled and sterilized instruments and medical equipment.
  • Coordinate delivery of medical equipment and surgical instruments.
  • Operated maintained cleaned and troubleshoots medical equipment malfunctions.
  • Sterilized medical equipment after each procedure.
  • Sterilize medical equipment using autoclave.
  • Maintain and store Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) and clinical/surgical instrumentation, as well as document sterilization and decontamination processes.
  • Sterilized and assembled medical equipment for surgery, exams, and other medical procedures in a fast paced environment.
  • Check all dirty utility rooms and return soiled medical equipment to Sterile Processing and disinfect.
  • Follow policies for cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of reusable medical equipment (RME).
  • Ordered, cleaned, prepared and sterilized all medical equipment within the central sterile department.
  • Collected and distributed instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment.
  • Sorted mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment for sterilization.
  • Install and set up medical equipment, using hand tools.
  • Clean and sterilize medical equipment for re-use.
  • Ordered surgical instruments and supplies Perform routine regulatory testing on medical equipment
  • Installed and precisely calibrated biomedical equipment.

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7. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Ordered office supplies, updated patients files, made dental appointments and responsible for monthly and yearly progress reports.
  • Clean and sterilize surgical equipment, decontamination of autoclave, shipping and receiving of medical equipment and office supplies.

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8. Processing Technician
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Here's how Processing Technician is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Initial internship as surgical technology student, with permanent position obtained post graduation as Sterile Processing Technician and Surgical Technologist.
  • Worked as a Central Sterile Processing Technician as a lead, Responsible for decontamination and reprocessing of instrumentation.
  • Provided training and/or in-services to all Sterile Processing Technicians.
  • Achieved certification as a Sterile processing technician.
  • Received Certification for Senior Sterile Processing Technician
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician with CBSPD
  • Promoted from Processing Technician to Core Technician in 6 months vs. average of 2 years.
  • Contracted sterile processing technician at Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
  • Led 14 Sterile Processing Technicians in support of 33 operating rooms.
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
  • performed duties of a certified traveling sterile processing technician
  • Lead Sterile Processing Technician Supervised and trained a team of 14 medical supply technicians for 5 years.
  • Contract sterile processing technician at MGA HealthCare assigned to Alameda Health Systems, Highland Hospital.
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, March 2003 - February 2014.
  • Assist with RN's in patient care Currently enrolled in Central Sterile Processing Technician Program
  • Assigned as a full time sterile processing technician in a 22-O.R.
  • Travel within a 50 mile radias when needed as Sterile Processing Technician
  • Excel surgery center Sterile Processing Technician September 13, 2014 current employee Maintained records on sterilizing procedures and parameters accurately.
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician 3 years experience Knowledge of steam sterilization, decontamination, sterrad, and ETO.
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician: Nemours DuPont Hospital, Wilmington, DE 19803 Cleaned and sterilized surgical instruments.

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9. Crash Carts
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Here's how Crash Carts is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Restock, label, and maintain inventory, submit requisitions, collect and distribute instruments, trays, and crash carts.
  • Participated in Code Blue - a team of medical professionals that convened to discuss matters of crash carts and patient safety.
  • Restock crash carts, clean patient care equipment, and respond to any other needs that may arise from ancillary units.
  • Filled all orders from the floors, replenished crash carts, and kept inventory of stock in the department.
  • Organized and restocked crash carts and central line carts when they were returned to the department.
  • Prepared crash carts new inventory list of medical supplies for distribution to OR and Nursing department.
  • Replenish crash carts with supplies, assembly outside trays and instruments.
  • Project manager for crash carts and preference cards for surgical suite.
  • Transported and prepared emergency crash carts for the operating room.
  • Set up cases for surgery restock crash carts.
  • Maintain crash carts for hospital patient care units.
  • Collected, cleaned and assembled crash carts.
  • Stock crash carts or other medical supplies.
  • Stock crash carts & incubation kits.
  • Ensured crash carts were filled.
  • Restocked and delivered crash carts to requested departments.Decontaminated, inspected, assembled and sterilized instruments and floor trays.
  • Stock isolation, neuro, and crash carts, incubation boxes and surgical trays.
  • Maintained outdates and stock of all crash carts.
  • Run tests daily Restock and fill crash carts
  • Restock specialty carts( Crash carts and GI carts).

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10. Infection Control
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Here's how Infection Control is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures as well as with safety and environmental and infection control standards.
  • Initiated daily review of sterilization records enhancing sterile processing infection control report to incorporate greater metrics and standards.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize clinical equipment in compliance with hospital policies and procedures, including infection control protocols.
  • Followed all infection control practices including hand washing techniques, universal precautions and isolation precautions.
  • Performed reprocessing duties following written infection control and work procedures to achieve safety and efficiency.
  • Promoted hygienic and safe environment by following infection control practices and taking necessary precautions.
  • Followed the regulatory agency and infection control standards to decontaminate OR trays.
  • Maintained appropriate records, monitored quality control and infection control standards.
  • Followed all safety procedures, infection control procedures and health regulations.
  • Maintain established departmental policies, procedures and infection control standards.
  • Monitored infection control practices related to sterilization policies.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment while observing all personal protective equipment standards, standard precautions, infection control practices.
  • Assist in maintaining departmental policies, which include quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Adhered to infection control guidelines (hand washing, PPE, dress code and standard procedures).
  • Practice aseptic technique, leadership, problem resolution ability and abides by infection control standards.
  • Decontaminate, clean and process surgical instruments, equipment and supplies following infection control practices.
  • Practiced infection control and universal precautions, as per policy.
  • Work jointly with Nurses and Infection Control.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for infection control.
  • keep up infection control report for the end of the month.

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11. Sterile Processing Department
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Here's how Sterile Processing Department is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Test and monitor all equipment used for decontamination and sterilization within Sterile Processing Department and document results according to department policy.
  • Experience in an acute care medical center sterile processing department; performs decontamination and sterile processing duties independently.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Sterile Processing Department, including decontamination and preparation of instrumentation for sterilization.
  • Performed biological, chemical and mechanical equipment testing for the sterile processing department and accurately documented results.
  • Perform other administrative duties necessary for the effective operation of the sterile processing department.
  • Assigned to University Hospital/Sterile Processing Department.
  • Served as member of the Sterile Processing Department in a 51 bed hospital with 3 busy operating rooms.
  • Attended training seminars to enhance skills and knowledge of the sterile processing department.
  • Enforce the policy and procedures of the Sterile Processing Department.
  • Supervised staff in the Operating Room and Sterile Processing Department.
  • Adhere to current policies and procedures for sterile processing department.
  • Full knowledge of computer used in sterile processing department.
  • Perform all duties in a sterile processing department.
  • Contract work provide for hospitals sterile processing department.
  • Manage the Central Sterile Processing Department.
  • Run the sterile processing department myself.
  • Perform all functions of Sterile Processing department from decontamination, assembly, sterilization and Sterrad.
  • Helped set up/open Outpatient Surgery Department at the new Ohio State Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute and new sterile processing department.
  • Trained new employees in all aspects of the sterile processing department Attended hospital in-service programs related to areas of work specialization.
  • Gained great communication skills between O.R and Sterile processing department.

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12. Sterile Processing Customers
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Here's how Sterile Processing Customers is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Sorted sets of instruments, trays and medical equipment and made them available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.
  • Served as a resource to sterile processing customers including biomedical representatives, nurses, and doctors.
  • Assembled surgical instrument trays and made available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.
  • Deliver to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.

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13. ETO
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Here's how ETO is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Sterilized instrument trays according to the manufacture's specifications such as steam, gas plasma or ETO.
  • Prepared QC reports regarding the operation and performance of steam, EtO, and wet sterilizers.
  • Evaluated and interpreted processed data from retort's monitor screen and chart recorder.
  • Troubleshooted and resolved basic processing issues with the retorts.
  • Run steam Autoclaves and ETO as well.
  • Clean, test and operate steam and ETO sterilizers, washer-decontaminators, cart washer, ultrasonic cleaner and dumb-waiters.
  • Assemble and package instruments for specific surgeries -Sterilize using autoclaves, ETO and Sterrad.
  • Run biological tests on steam sterilizer, Sterrad and ETO gas machine.
  • Operated special sterilization equipment such as ETO, Sterrad and Steam machines.
  • Run sterilizers such as steam, ETO, and Sterrad.
  • Completed surgery surgical case carts based on protocol - Completed sterilization process consisting of ETO, Sterrad, and steam sterilization.
  • Maintain highly disinfection of scopes using steam sterilizer s Processing Camera and light cords using Eto(Ethylene Oxyde).
  • Operated Steam Sterilization (Pre-Vac, Gravity), Gas Sterilization (EtO, Sterrad), and Steris.
  • Processed, sterilized and distributed instruments for surgery Sent case carts up for surgery Handled ETO items for processing
  • Wrapped and packeaged sets for sterilization by steam, Sterrad and EtO.
  • Sterilized instruments using methods of steam, sterrad and ETO.
  • Operated steam, eto, and Sterrad sterilizers.
  • Sterilized OR instruments in ethelyne oxide (ETO),Sterrad and Steam.
  • Steam, Sterrad, Eto, Opa knowledge etc.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments for surgeries Process biological Test sterilizers Wrap instruments Operate eto, steam, and sterrad sterilizers

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14. Sterile Supplies
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Here's how Sterile Supplies is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Organized/assembled routine and specialty surgical instrument trays and other sterile supplies.
  • Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are stored to enhance sterility maintenance and that the packaging has not been compromised.
  • Perform routine tasks relating to the decontamination, processing, sterilization, and distribution of instruments, equipment and sterile supplies.
  • Store and maintain all sterile supplies, Prepare and maintain inventory, sterilization, disinfection and testing records and logs.
  • Use pick lists and pull required instruments and sterile supplies and put on cart ready for scheduled procedures.
  • Engage with furnishing sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment for use in care and treatment of patients.
  • Assemble instrument trays, distribute supplies, and ensure that sterile supplies are within expiration date.
  • Pick cases according to the physician's preference card, dispensing sterile supplies to surgery.
  • Rotated sterile supplies regularly, and maintained quality standards in the instrument room.
  • Open sterile supplies for case as needed following established policies and procedures.
  • Provide sterile supplies, and instruments required for patients undergoing surgical intervention.
  • Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated.
  • Distribute sterile and non-sterile supplies and medical equipment upon request.
  • Organize, inventory, and maintain sterile supplies and equipment
  • Distributed sterile supplies to specialty units and clinics.
  • Stock sterile supplies on shelves and Anesthesia cart.
  • Maintain stock of sterile supplies and sterile instruments
  • Pulled all sterile supplies for future cases.
  • Submitted requisitions for sterile supplies.
  • Assemble instrumentation, decontamination of instrumentation Prince George Community Hospital Assemble case cart, stock sterile supplies Laham, Maryland

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15. Surgery Cases
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Here's how Surgery Cases is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Communicated with surgery to accurately coordinate surgery supplies and equipment for surgery cases.
  • Clean and sterilize medical instruments, pick trays for next day surgery cases, complete instrument tray sets.
  • Perform inventory of medical supplies, process surgical instruments, and set-up surgery cases for the OR.
  • Sterilized and prepped instruments & operating rooms for surgery, assisted doctors in surgery cases.
  • Pull pick tickets for surgery cases that will be performed the next day.
  • Implemented a system to successfully account for supplies and instruments for surgery cases.
  • Pull Surgery cases for the next day per Specs of the doctor.
  • Picked the surgery cases as they were added on the schedule.
  • Assist sales rep.daily for surgery cases and emergencies.
  • Scrubbed in on surgery cases when needed.
  • Assemble surgery cases admitted into the O.R.
  • Set up trays for different surgery cases.
  • Prepare next day surgery cases.
  • cleaned, decontaminated, and sterilized surgical instrumentation for surgery cases.
  • Prepare supplies for all surgery cases as directed and assist with recordkeeping as needed.
  • Wrap,Accept instruments from vendors for surgery cases.
  • Steam and Sterrad autoclave use with proper documentation Fill case carts with soft goods as well as instruments for surgery cases.
  • Sterilize instrument sets for surgery -Picking surgery cases -Decontaminating instrument -Assembling instrument sets
  • Pull surgery cases Consolidate schedule Print surgery cards Work directly with Doctors, Techs, etc

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16. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Meet medical center's Customer Services Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to surgery and nursing units.
  • Continue maintaining hospital values, patient satisfaction and customer service, while obtaining a CRCST certification.
  • Provide customer service answering phones, fill orders, take supplies/equipment to requesting departments.
  • Used customer service skills when answering the phone and taking instructions from different areas.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patients in the operating room waiting for surgery.
  • Provide customer service in person and over the phone to the O.R.
  • Provide excellent customer service while interacting with other departments of the hospital.
  • Provide customer service and build relationships with operating room services.
  • Received Caught in the Act Award for great customer service.
  • Provide Customer service to other medical departments within the hospital.
  • Practice team work and customer service skills as needed.
  • Establish standards for personnel performance and customer services.
  • Provide excellent customer service to the O.R.
  • Provide customer service answering phones.
  • Assisted in maintaining consistent and continuous work flow, providing superior customer service.
  • Answer Phones All Ways Use Customer Service With Etiquette.
  • Detailed documentation and inventory of all supplies and trays, customer service to O.R and all departments through out hospital.
  • Earned an "Ace Player" award for outstanding customer service and teamwork.
  • Clean and disenfect instruments Assemble instruments Sterilize instuments Answer phones with great customer service

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17. Sterilization Equipment
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Here's how Sterilization Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Perform quality control through routine testing and cleaning to assure sterilization equipment and instruments are functioning properly; document sterilization cycle.
  • Perform terminal sterilization activities according with established procedures utilizing steam, plasma and related sterilization equipment.
  • Performed daily biological testing on sterilization equipment and accurately accounted for all instruments via count sheets.
  • Performed nightly maintenance of sterilization equipment to ensure it functioned at full capacity and was compliant.
  • Performed daily checks of inventory and equipment functionality to ensure proper operation of sterilization equipment.
  • Completed monthly QA reports on surgical sterilization equipment to ensure proper use and documentation.
  • Performed daily biological testing on sterilization equipment and maintained accurate record keeping.
  • Understand the principles of Sterilization Techniques and Operations of sterilization equipment.
  • Test all sterilization equipment and document according to protocol.
  • Order, restock and decontaminate sterilization equipment and instruments.
  • Performed daily monitoring and weekly cleaning of sterilization equipment.
  • Load the autoclave machine I operated sterilization equipment.
  • Perform daily biological testing on sterilization equipment.
  • Run and operate all sterilization equipment.
  • Scheduled regular maintenance on sterilization equipment.
  • Checked and tested sterilization equipment.
  • Used sterilization equipment and instruments.
  • operate automatic washers and sterilization equipment according to equipment operating instructions Maintains and cleans sterile process department on daily basis.
  • Perform quality assurance duties with sterilization equipment and ensure processed in a timely manner.
  • Perform daily biological testing on sterilization equipment Decontamination of surgical instruments and equipment.

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Instructed medical and non-medical personnel in first aid, self aid, personal hygiene, and medical records maintenance.
  • Work with confidential medical records in order to assemble the case carts for the surgeries.
  • Review the medical records (pick lists) for accuracy and completeness.

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Here's how Steam Autoclaves is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Utilized specialized equipment for sanitation such as: washer/disinfectant machines, and steam autoclaves.
  • Sterilized instruments using specialized equipment including steam autoclaves, sonic washers, aerators, gas sterilizers and sterile dryers.
  • Examine, operate, and maintain sterilizing steam autoclaves and biological readers up to date.
  • Handled steam autoclaves, sterilizers and various other chemicals.
  • Operated steam autoclaves and recorded the load results.
  • Operate steam autoclaves and Gas Plasma sterilizers.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves.
  • Operated and serviced several high level disinfecting ultrasonic washers, steam autoclaves and liquid based washer/disinfectors.
  • Cleaned surgical instruments and operated/maintained steam autoclaves Record keeping of completed loads and items in load.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, prevac and gravity autoclaves and special washers.
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping ecords of loads completed.
  • Ensured that Sterrad and Steam autoclaves reach parameters for sterilization.
  • Operate Pre-vacuum steam Autoclaves 270 degrees.
  • Monitor sterilizers such as steam autoclaves, Sterrad NX, 100S daily Answer phone calls, do rounds for devices.

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  • Monitored orthopedic implants including inventory par levels and ordering of stock.
  • Set up daily trauma and total joint replacement, and revision cases for multiple orthopedic trauma surgeons.
  • Assist surgeons during sterile procedures specializing in Oral Surgery, Orthopedics, and General Surgery.
  • Provided sterilization support for the areas of Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Plastics.
  • Assisted in orthopedic surgeries as surgical technician when needed.
  • Ordered implants for the orthopedic trays and stock cabinet.
  • Served as an orthopedic team leader.
  • Specialize in Orthopedic & Plastic surgery instrumentation, disinfected upper/lower endoscopes and Pedi-scopes.
  • 396-bed general medical and surgical teaching hospital, specializing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery and Orthopedics.
  • Specialized in Orthopedic loaners, and Instruments in addition to cleaning, decontamining assembling sterilizing, wrapping, and storing instruments.
  • Placed over Ortho specialty and responsible for ordering and inventory of surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Refilled implant surgical trays from Pyxsis supply system for all orthopedics cases.
  • Assisted in general, orthopaedic and cosmetic procedures in the operating room.
  • Process ortho trays for total hip and total knee surgeries.
  • Lead CS tech responsible for the Ortho Service line.
  • Team leader for the orthopedics service specialty trays Set-up & prepared 100+ surgical case carts Conducted inventory reviews/placed orders as needed
  • Assembled general, orthopedic, vascular, plastic and other type of sets as per the needs of the O.R.
  • Specialized in Cardiothoracic, Spine, Orthopedic, General, Ent and Plastic instrumentation.
  • Major services scrubbed: ortho, nuero, vascular.
  • Specialized in Orthopedics (Synthes & Depuy) Trained technicians in tray assembly & decontamination

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21. Preventative Maintenance
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  • Practiced preventative maintenance on all instruments and patient care equipment.
  • Handle instrumentation preventative maintenance and repair for the O.R.
  • Tracked set usage, management of repairs and monitored backup equipment Provided preventative maintenance on all company manufactured devices

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22. Dick
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Here's how Dick is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Followed guidelines for testing chemical indicators, biological indicators and Bowie-Dick test.
  • Performed daily test on sterilizers within the Operating Room, running Bowie Dick, Pre-Vac and Gravity test.
  • Performed Bowie Dick and Biological Spore Test and monitored and maintained documentation of results.
  • Experience running Bowie Dick test after mid-night to insure proper steam sterilization function.
  • Demonstrated competence in processing, interpreting and recording Bowie Dick and biological tests.
  • Recorded each load and performed Bowie Dick Dart test on autoclaves.
  • Keep record of spore testing and Bowie Dick testing.
  • Performed daily air-removal (Bowie-Dick) test cycles.
  • Run and record daily Bowie Dick tests.
  • Conducted tests for Bowie Dick, biological.
  • Perform Bowie Dick and Biological Indicator Test.
  • Run the Bowie dick, BI, and flash test on sterilizers at the start of every new day.
  • Monitor and document biologicals and Bowie-Dick test ensure proper sterilization of instruments and trays.
  • Read biologicals, perform Bowie Dick Test, and read results.
  • Run and read biological, and bowie dick test on sterilizers.
  • Performed bowie dick test and recorded to central service.
  • washed contaminated instruments, assembled instruments sets, ran bowie dick test and sterilizers, delivered to supply room
  • Read biologicals and bowie dicks.
  • Run Bowie Dicks And Biologicals.
  • steam, Sterrad (Steris), ETO, BI indicators, and Bowie dick test.

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23. Defective Equipment
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  • Verified that equipment functions properly, submitted requisitions for equipment maintenance, repair or replacement, and removed defective equipment.
  • Examined equipment to detect indications of disrepair and report defective equipment to supervisors or staff.
  • Verify that equipment functions properly and verify the repair or replacement of defective equipment.
  • Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff.
  • Reported defective equipment to supervisors and repair staff.
  • Performed the testing of medical equipment repairs and replacing of defective equipment.
  • Verify that equipment functions properly, and remove defective equipment.
  • repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment.

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24. Neuro
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  • Decontaminated, assembled and sterilized cardiovascular, neurological, orthopedic, robotic, ENT, plastics, and general instrumentation.
  • Contain extensive knowledge of Orthopedic and Neurological equipment.
  • Lead technician for Orthopedic and Neurological sterilization.
  • Prepared neurological and cardiac instrument trays with implants and loaner trays.
  • Served as senior neuro-surgery surgical technician at the nation's largest military hospital.
  • Assembled general, cardiovascular, neuro, orthopedic and robotic instrumentation.
  • Scrub different specialties, Neuro, General, some Vascular, Labor and Delivery and Transplant(Liver and Kidney)
  • Created Neurosurgery trauma cart; improved craniotomy rapid response set-up/pt in room <5 min, saved 6 patient lives.
  • General /E.N.T / Orthopedic / Neurology and managed repairs of instruments conducted with 3rd party vendors.
  • Produced specialized sterile instrumentation kits for Cardio, Surgical and Neurologic procedures.
  • Assembled Cardiac, Ortho, Neuro, Labor and Delivery, Wound Care, Cancer Center and eye sets.
  • Process company loaners for major ortho/neuro cases.
  • Lead person in Open Heart Tray, Loaner Trays, Neuro Trays, Davinci Robot Instruments and Orthopedic Cases everyday.
  • Clean and assembled OR trays for Neuro surgery and Eye.Fluent in all instruments.Delivered instruments to the OR.
  • Assembled Cardiac, Ortho, Neuro, Cysto and Endoscopy Equipment and Surgical Sets.
  • assembled instrumentation from all specialties from Heart, Neuro to Ortho and E.N.T.
  • Experienced in Cardiac, Neuro, Ortho, Laparoscopic, and General Instrumentation.
  • open heart, spine, ortho, general, neuro, DaVinci Robotics, L&D, etc.
  • Assemble instrument specialties for Neuro, Ortho, Cysto, and Cardio Vascular.
  • Experience in Ortho, Neuro, Laparoscopic, and plastics instruments Experience in preformance of the Dart Test.

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  • Worked with Director of Surgical Services in updating equipment in accordance with OSHA, AAMI, AORN recommendations.
  • Implemented established infection control practices according to the Joint Commission and OSHA standards, and safety measures.
  • Monitor and adhere to departmental activities/procedures according to guidelines established by OSHA, AORN and JCA.
  • Followed all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for patient and employee safety.
  • Assisted the department manager with the development of policies according to JCAHO and OSHA specifications.
  • Ensured compliance with departmental, hospital JACHO and OSHA policies and procedures.
  • Assembled instrumentation and sterilize according to OSHA & AORN guidelines and policies.
  • Followed safety guidelines set by OSHA and the Joint Commission for sterilization.
  • Run morning tests to assure machines are up to OSHA standards.
  • Followed compliance of OSHA standards, and other duties as assigned.
  • Wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA standards.
  • Follow rules according to OSHA and ISHAM standards.
  • Perform all duties following HIPPA and OSHA standards.
  • Followed sterile procedure and OSHA guidelines.
  • Followed and maintained OSHA standards.
  • Preformed proper surgical asepsis on surgical trays and linens according to OSHA & Company Regulations
  • Maintain a proper sterile field in compliance with OSHA and other government regulations.Wash and disinfect surgical instruments and equipment by hand.
  • Sterilized O.R instruments Restocked shelves and case carts Disposed of hazardous waste per OSHA regulations

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26. Inventory Levels
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Here's how Inventory Levels is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Handled the stocking and labeling of medical supplies/instruments ensuring the maintenance of proper inventory levels.
  • Maintained inventory levels of surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Maintained inventory levels and accurate records.
  • Order and maintain inventory levels in the sterile processing and operating rooms.
  • Establish inventory levels, par levels, and conduct routine cycle counts.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory levels in SPD and OR areas.
  • Established, ordered and maintained inventory levels for general supplies.
  • Assist to maintain inventory levels.

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27. Sterilizes Trays
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Here's how Sterilizes Trays is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Decontaminated and sterilized instruments, medical supplies and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments.
  • Clean and sterilize instruments, medical supplies and equipment, andassembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments.

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28. Steam Sterilizers
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Here's how Steam Sterilizers is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Operated, maintained sterile surgical equipment though operation of steam sterilizers, Hydrogen Peroxide sterilizers, Ethylene Oxide gas sterilization systems.
  • Sterilize surgical instruments/perform biological monitoring test on steam sterilizers.
  • Run the necessary tests on the autoclaves and IUSS (immediate use steam sterilizers): Bowie Dick and biological.
  • Work in decontamination, assemble instrument trays, sterilize sets in steam sterilizers, work closely with the OR
  • Operate and maintain steam sterilizers, keeping records of items in loads and completed loads.
  • Understand and utilize principles of safety in the functioning of steam sterilizers.
  • Perform daily biological testing, weekly gravity testing of steam sterilizers.
  • Performed air removal and biological testing on all steam sterilizers.
  • Worked in Loading and Unloading Steam sterilizers and V-pro sterilizers.
  • Handled most biological logs and record logs for all steriliers, including the OR's Flash steam sterilizers.
  • Perform daily Bowie-Dick testing on Steam Sterilizers and diagnostic testing on Sterradmachine prior to daily use.
  • Work on impress system to start a task for steam sterilizers and Sterad Machine.
  • Performed leak test and daily dart test on all steam sterilizers and sterrad autoclaves.
  • Process surgical instrumentation for use on patients, test biologicals, and steam sterilizers.
  • Operated and tested ethylene oxide, Sterrad and steam sterilizers.
  • Worked in Loading and Unloading Steam sterilizers Eto sterilizers and Sterrad.
  • Work with washers (instrument and case cart), steam sterilizers, vpro, eto sterilizer and medivator scope washer.
  • Performed pre-shift testing for Bowie-Dick, Pre-vacuum for steam sterilizers, Steris System 1E and TOSI for washers.
  • Run steam sterilizers, sterrad, eto, washers and ultrasonics.Run test packs, biologicals, recording and documentation.

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Here's how Aami is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Reviewed facility policy and revamped procedure in accordance with ANSI/AAMI 79 recommendations in anticipation of A.A.H.C.
  • Maintained proper documentation according to AAMI and hospital procedures.
  • Assure OR flash loads are documented accurately according to AAMI and all information needed on the sterilizer printout is legible.
  • Reorganized the entire department, labeling and creating new processes for sterilization and assembly according to AAMI best practices.
  • Clean, reassemble, sterilize, and accounted for all instruments for next patient use following all AAMII guidelines.
  • Cleaned, assembled, and sterilized surgical instruments according to manufacturer recommendations, facility, and AAMI standards.
  • Ensured that all duties were performed according to Policies of First Street Surgical Hospital and AORN/AAMI Standards.
  • Assembled, sterilized, and decontaminated instrumentation according to it's IFU's and AAMI standards.
  • Experienced and trained in AAMI guidelines and practices pertaining to Sterile Processing.
  • Trained Honduras hospital personnel on AAMI and IAHCSMM standards.
  • Process and sterilize items according to AAMI regulations.
  • Understand and use IUSS in accordance to AAMI.
  • Maintained Standards set by AAMI and IAHCSMM.
  • Follow procedures per AAMI standards.
  • Sterilize instrument and equipment according to manufacturers recommendations and AAMI standards.
  • Decontaminate instruments in accordance with manufactures recommendations and AAMI standards.
  • Follow departmental guidelines supporting AAMI and AORN standards/recommendations.
  • Achieved goal of upgrading standards, policies, equipment and procedures in regards to JCHAO and AAMI standards.
  • Keep written documentation that we are following aami standards.
  • Follow OSHA standards and understand JC standard in a healthcare environment Safe practice using AAMI method.

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30. Departmental Policies
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  • Work directly /indirectly under supervision following the infection control, quality assurance, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Performed and follow approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedure.
  • Utilized advanced training to help develop and implement new departmental policies and guidelines.
  • Cleaned and decontaminated instruments and patient care equipment according to departmental policies.
  • Assisted with maintaining established departmental policies and procedure, objectives and quality.
  • Direct involvement with reviewing and revising departmental policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor departmental policies and procedures which supports the organizational goals and business objectives.
  • Assisted with the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Receive, clean and decontaminate supplies and equipment with departmental policies.
  • Assisted with maintaining established departmental policies, objectives, quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  • Comply with departmental policies, manual, abides by sanitation safety sanitation safety, housekeeping infection control.

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31. Ethylene Oxide
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Here's how Ethylene Oxide is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Performed biological and chemical monitoring tests on both ethylene oxide sterilizers and steam autoclave, as often as needed.
  • Sterilized surgical instruments using Hydrogen Peroxide Gas Plasma, Ethylene Oxide, Steam, and Dry Heat Sterilizers.
  • Performed the following types of sterilization: steam, ethylene oxide, and hydrogen peroxide plasma.
  • Sterilize instruments and supplies using STERRAD, steam and ethylene oxide gas sterilizers.
  • Operate steam, gas plasma and ethylene oxide sterilization systems.
  • Operate steam, hydrogen peroxide, and ethylene oxide.
  • Certified Ethylene Oxide hazard training.
  • Tested ethylene oxide and pre vacuum sterilizers as required
  • Use correct cycle parameters and utilize correct chemical process indicators for steam, sterrad, ethylene oxide gas or flash sterilization.
  • Set up all instrument trays according to surgery type wrapped and sterilized in eitherSteam or Ethylene Oxide Sterilizer.
  • Cleaned equipment, assembled instrument trays, operated the Steam, Ethylene Oxide and Sterrad machines.
  • Assembled clean trays and wrapped/canned for steam sterilization, ethylene oxide processing and sterad processing.
  • Prepared sets for Ethylene Oxide sterilizing to be sent out for offsite processing.
  • Operated steam autoclaves, steris systems, ethylene oxide sterilizers, and sterrad systems.
  • Performed OR tests Bowie Dick Test Attest Leak test Utilized Sterilization machines Steam sterilization Ethylene oxide sterilization Low temperature sterilization

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32. Decontamination Equipment
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Here's how Decontamination Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Operated and maintained special decontamination equipment like automatic washers, autoclaves and other equipment used to sterilize surgical instrumentation.
  • Checked sterilization and decontamination equipment to ensure appropriate parameters were met.
  • Regulated decontamination equipment such as sonic, sterilizer, and decontamination.
  • Verified sterilization, washing and decontamination equipment is functioning properly.
  • Correct use of autoclaves and various decontamination equipment.
  • Regulate decontamination equipment such as ultrasonic cleaner.
  • Operate all decontamination equipment in special area receiving servicing items soiled with tissue, blood and body fluids and contaminated materials.
  • Operate decontamination equipment, inspect, assemble and wrap for sterilization.
  • Operate decontamination equipment: washer decontaminators, sonic washer and automatic cart wash.
  • Checked sterilization/decontamination equipment to make sure appropriate parameters were met.
  • Used decontamination equipments such as ultrasonic, washer-decontaminator and cart washer.

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33. Sterilization Areas
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Here's how Sterilization Areas is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Assemble and wrap sterilized trays of instruments while following standard precautions in decontamination and sterilization areas.
  • Required to carefully and safely follow standard precautions in decontamination and sterilization areas and duties.
  • Follow proper Standards and Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas.
  • Transferred items to location of sterilization areas.
  • Worked in the decontamination, assembly, packaging and sterilization areas along with other duties.

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34. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Experienced in inventory control of instruments, as well as conducting inventory of medical/surgical supplies.
  • Authorized to utilize the Medical Pixies inventory control and restricted medical supply access.
  • Executed inventory control functions and responded to requests from customer departments.
  • Handled material management by providing stocking and inventory control.
  • Performed inventory control and distribution supply to other department.
  • Instructed and trained new hires with all job duties such as inventory control, infection standards and flow production.
  • Use the inventory control system to receive, relieve and manage product inventory (cycle counting).
  • Inventory control on implantable devices, high dollar scopes, cameras and lenses 4.
  • Monitor methods and procedures for supply management, inventory control, and quality control.
  • Maintain inventory control and order supplies for Operating Rooms and Central Processing departments.
  • Inventory control for sterile supply department, the operating and recovery rooms.
  • Prepare cases for daily surgical procedures with Lawson inventory control system.
  • Inventory control of medication inside and outside of the pharmacy.
  • Inventory control of all stored sterile items and trays.
  • Assist with inventory control and keeping supplies stocked.
  • Inventory control & case cart preparation.
  • Inventory control of sterile storage rooms.
  • Input Data, and inventory control
  • Inventory control via software Censitrac.
  • Decontaminate, process and sterilize surgical tools and instruments Perform inventory control functions for surgical supplies Communication liaison for product sales rep

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35. Distributes Instruments
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Here's how Distributes Instruments is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintain inventories, restocks and distributes instruments, reusable medical equipment and supplies to medical center.
  • Pick surgical case carts, stores and distributes instruments/patient care supplies.

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36. Process Improvement
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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Conferred regularly with operating room supervisors to coordinate operations process improvement.
  • Develop process improvements, order supplies, create count sheets, and inventory instrument stock.
  • Assist with the developing and maintenance of process improvement programs.
  • Offered in put on process improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in employee based team to manage process improvements, updating/creating new policies,scheduling, etc.
  • Continued process improvement and cost analysis as the facility grew to double thr original number of rooms.
  • created many Process improvements for our department.
  • Lean Project head and assist roles regarding "process improvement" and kaizen systems.

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37. Equipment Functions
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Here's how Equipment Functions is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Verify that equipment functions properly; requisitions for equipment maintenance.
  • Verified that all operating room equipment functions properly.

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38. Sterilization Records
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Here's how Sterilization Records is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintain proper documentation of biological and sterilization records as well as processing skill to interpret documentation and testing results.
  • Operate sterilizers, maintain sterilization records, and perform biological and monitor testing in sterilizers.
  • Maintained accurate sterilization records, reported required repairs and monitored records.
  • Maintained accurate sterilization records and report malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department.
  • Performed accurate sterilization records, reported repairs and monitored records.
  • Maintained sterilization records and reviewed periodically for accuracy.
  • Document sterilization records on a daily basis.
  • Record and maintain biological sterilization records.
  • Monitor sterilizers and maintains sterilization records.
  • Maintain documentation of all sterilization records.
  • Maintain accurate and complete sterilization records.
  • Assisted with maintaining department sterilization records.
  • Maintained appropriate records such as logs, sterilization records and count sheets.
  • Do paperwork that is necessary for keeping track of sterilization records.
  • Streamlined and adapted the log system for our sterilization records.
  • Cleaned and prepared surgical instruments for sterilization, operated autoclaves and other sterilizing equipment, maintained sterilization records.Experience/Employment History,
  • Job duties are as follows: Maintain sterilization records of Autoclave and Sterrad Machines on a daily basis.
  • maintained sterilization records as well as test related records.
  • Decontaminate, assemble and sterilize surgical instrumentation Maintain accurate sterilization records Comply with hospital infection control policies

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39. SPM
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Here's how SPM is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Transferred hot instruments from sterilizer to the cool down room for cooling while scanning into SPM software for tracking purposes.
  • Stock shelves with instrument trays after they were sterilized and scanned into SPM software for tracking purposes.
  • Utilize SPM, which is a bar code reader, to enter instruments sets into the system.
  • Utilized SPM instrument tracking system, consistently and appropriately as it pertained to all central service functions.
  • Train employees, supervisors on loaner process and SPM applications and attend loaner meetings.
  • Use accountability sheets and SPM system to properly assemble and track surgical sets.
  • Enter into SPM as well as processes instruments brought in from outside vendors.
  • Performed navigation of SPM computer tracking system on a daily basis.
  • Documented processes via SPM (Sterile Process Management) system.
  • Scanned case carts into SPM software for tracking purposes.
  • Can operate sterilizers, build case carts, releasing lawsons, currently using SPM system and can perform Tech II duties.
  • Perform daily operations of the SPM Microsoft Instrument Computer Tracking system for Distribution and Prep/Pack Assembly without direct supervision.
  • Utilized the Materials Management Microsystems (SPM) computer system for tracking and processing instruments.
  • Use SPM, a computerized system using a scan method and barcodes.
  • Use SPM Microsystems computer technology for tracking all tasks.
  • Processed Endoscopes and Davinci instruments according to manufacturer's recommendations Using SPM instrument tracking system
  • Sterilize trays, decontaminate trays, pull cases, prep and pack familiar with t-doc, spm and censitrac programs.
  • Created and presented in services regarding SPM, Materials Management Microsystems tracking software.
  • Order supplies , Scan items thru process using SPM .
  • Have worked with instrument tracking software (SPM,Censatrak) Accomplishments I have had a big impact at this facility.

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40. Storage Areas
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Here's how Storage Areas is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Restock, labels, and maintaining inventory levels sterile processing, the operating room, and in equipment storage areas.
  • Assisted in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing, and storage areas.
  • Inventoried/stocked OR section carts, exchange carts and storage areas.
  • Worked in decontamination, instrument prep and sterile storage areas.
  • Check supplies and storage areas for adequate inventory.
  • Transport sterilized instrument trays to sterile storage areas.
  • Transport processed items to correct storage areas.
  • Assemble trays for sterilization, packing utensils for sterile use Assembled sterilized items in the correct storage areas.
  • Maintain neccesary supply levels in sterile storage areas.

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41. GYN
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Here's how GYN is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Coordinated the preparation and inventory of general, cardiovascular, gynecological instruments and services.
  • Ordered and maintained supplies for general, cardiovascular and gynecological services.
  • Process and reprocess reusable medical devices for the hospital and outside clinics such as dental and OBGYN.
  • Assist Surgeons/Doctors during cases o Podiatry, Gynecological, Pain Management, Endoscopy/GI, General
  • Processed instruments and flexible scopes for GI, HNS, OBGYN and Radiology.
  • Assist in GYN, General, and Ophthalmology procedures.
  • Scrubbed General, GYN, and Plastic surgical cases.
  • Specialized in General, Orthopedics, Nero, CVOR, GYN, ENT.
  • Scrubbed orthopedic and gynecologic open, and laparoscopic/arthroscopic surgeries.
  • Gained experience in plastics, general, GYN, ENT, eyes,urology, and orthopedics.
  • Performed in Laproscopic, OBGYN, ENT, Podiatry, and General Surgery and ORTHO.
  • Specialize in orthopedic, OB-GYN, dental, cardiac, and neuro trays.
  • cleaned and sterilized instruments for L&D and for the GYN or
  • Scrubbed approximately 9,000 surgical cases, to include Vascular, Neuro, OB/GYN, ENT, Ortho, and General.
  • Performed OBGYN, Laproscopic, Cysto, Podiatry, and GI.
  • Processed surgical instruments for cases such as ortho, vascular, neuro, plastics, gyn, pediatric, cardac.
  • Assemble and processing instrument sets for 3 O.R's which include Ortho, Cardiovasular, Neuro, Gyn and Laparoscopic.
  • Instrument strong knowledge of E.N.T , Neuro , Gyne , CVT , Ortho , Uro , Cysto.

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42. PPE
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Here's how PPE is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Completed instrument sets are then wrapped with non-woven disposable Kim-guard and placed into appropriate sterilizers depending on sensitivity of the item.
  • Reassembled equipment sets, wrapped and/or packaged items for specified areas according to procedures prescribed for designated areas.
  • Wrapped and repackaged sterilized instruments.
  • Assembled Loaner, Special and various trays for Clinics (both containerized and wrapped).
  • Wrapped, tagged, stocked vendor and surgical trays for use throughout the hospital.
  • Researched and resolved the more complex provider issues and appeals for prompt resolution.
  • Assembled and wrapped various instrument sets according to set sheets and surgical schedules.
  • Assembled, wrapped and sterilized over 20,000 instrument sets and clinical items.
  • Processed and wrapped consignment loaner instrument trays and outside loaner trays.
  • Clean instruments in a decontamination room with proper PPE's on.
  • Assembled and wrapped trays of sterilized instruments for medical procedures.
  • Assembled, wrapped, and packaged trays of sterile instrumentation.
  • Assure all items to be sterilized are correctly wrapped/packaged.
  • Sorted, labeled and wrapped Instruments from various sources.
  • Performed other duties as assigned by upper management.
  • Educated in PPE and their guidelines
  • Sterilized and assembled surgical equipment Packaged or wrapped instruments Maintained sanitary standards of work environment
  • Cleaned, assembled, wrapped, sterilized, and stored supplies and instruments .
  • Assembled, prepare, wrapped and packaged instruments for sterilization .
  • Assembled, wrapped, and peel packed instruments for sterilization .

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43. Special Requests
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Here's how Special Requests is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Organized and assembled instrument trays required for specific surgical cases, and filled special requests as needed.
  • Filled special requests as needed.
  • Filed special requests as needed.
  • Clean instruments and other medical devices to prepare them for sterilization Sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
  • Meet the needs and special requests of the providers with regards to instruments and handpieces.
  • Filled special requests as needed.Checked sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated.Maintained records of inventory and equipment usage.

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44. Sterilizer Test Results
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Here's how Sterilizer Test Results is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Run and record sterilizer test results.
  • Record sterilizer test results..
  • Record sterilizer test results, plant and monitor biologicals and report irregularities.
  • Record Sterilizer test results Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff
  • Maintained accurate and detailed records of sterilizer test results and time and temperature graphs.
  • Record sterilizer test results such as Bowie Dick and Biologicals.

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45. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintained a safe environment, manages telephone calls, and coordinated manufacturer's instrumentation recommendations and instrumentation availability.
  • Answered phone calls and maintained accurate records of sterilization processes
  • Sterilize instruments, wrap instruments, answer phone calls, and pick case for surgery and working in decontamination room.
  • Order supplies and keep track of new and damaged instruments also responsible for incoming Reps and phone calls into department.
  • Prepare full range of trays required by OR, answer phone calls from various departments for needed supplies.
  • Pull instruments for surgery cases, answer phone calls, delivery supplies to the Operating Rooms.
  • Answered phone calls from OR and other departments and filled requests for various medical supplies.
  • Receive various phone calls and provide the caller with the items as needed or requested.
  • Answer phone calls from doctors and nurses to provide what they need.
  • Answered phone calls to get what was needed for the operating rooms.
  • Answer phone calls from surgery requesting emergency items needed.
  • Answer and respond to phone calls from surgery.
  • Answered phone calls and maintained logs.
  • Answer and direct telephone calls.
  • Answer many phone calls from the OR nurses that request more supplies & trays for their surgeries.
  • Assemble trays, answered phone calls and worked in the O.R.
  • Order supplies for the department, pull cases for surgery, and answer phone calls from departments within our hospital.
  • Instruct patients of specific prep for procedures, insurance pre-authorizations and answer/direct phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls and filled request for sterile and un-sterile supplies.

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46. GI
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Here's how GI is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Provided surgical instrumentation and supplies to physicians for a variety of patient procedures.
  • Sterilize and distribute surgical instruments to the surgery department.
  • Sterilized surgical instruments as per procedures and standards.
  • Prepared and labeled surgical instruments as needed.
  • Sterilized soiled surgical instruments as needed.
  • Demonstrated effective packaging or wrapping.
  • Disassembled, clean, and put together surgical trays for the Operating Room and Labor and Delivery.
  • Help keep the inventory of the surgical trays up to date with the sterility date.
  • Cleaned, and assembled Surgical Instruments directly from Menu and from Electronics Tracking System.
  • Assisted in the care of patients and performs administrative duties within the surgical suite.
  • Process and prepare case essentials for surgical procedures.
  • Document the results on biological and washers.
  • Case cart preparation for surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrated delivery of consistent performance for assembly, packaging and wrapping.
  • Assisted in arranging instruments sets and ensured availability of adequate supplies.
  • Monitored and recorded biological activitity of equipment.
  • Organize and assemble routine or specialty surgical instrument trays or other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
  • Clean case carts.Wash and decontaminate surgical instruments and supplies such as(cameras,batteries,flexible scopes and cords.)
  • Train staff of laparoscopic instruments QA Case cart, preparation for surgical procedures.
  • Worked in collaboration with radiologists, sonographers and other healthcare team members.

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47. Ensure Quality
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Here's how Ensure Quality is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Interpreted and monitored biological and chemical test results to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
  • Monitor biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Maintained autoclaves and monitored wash solutions to ensure quality sterilization.
  • Monitored biological and chemical test to ensure quality and consistency of trays as well as washers.
  • Work with internal and external customers to ensure quality sterile instrumentation for all patients.
  • Remained firm in my duties to ensure quality healthcare to all patients.

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48. Data Entry
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Here's how Data Entry is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Completed necessary Data entry efficiently and accurately for proper record keeping.
  • Assisted in all areas of administrative work including data entry, receptionist duties, file organization, research and development.
  • Used data entry program AS100 for data entry to charge the patients for the equipment used throughout the hospital.
  • Performed clerical duties such as answer phones, inventory, filing and data entry.
  • Inventory, computer usage and data entry for patient and for charges.
  • Assist with data entry pertaining to supplies used in dental clinic.
  • Use computer for data entry and reporting.
  • Skilled Used Data entry and instrument tracking system.
  • Examine equipment for defects and report problems to management Order supplies Assemble instrument trays Data Entry

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49. Loose Parts
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Here's how Loose Parts is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair.
  • Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn is loose parts.
  • Checked equipment for leaks, worn and loose parts Cleaned instruments to prepare them for sanitation.
  • Examine equipment to detect leaks,worn or loose parts,or other indications of disrepair.

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50. Urology
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Here's how Urology is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintained inventory of surgical equipment for the Urology department and re-ordered as needed.
  • Learned every specialty including orthopedics, neurology, cardiac and general surgery.
  • Supervised and assisted physicians in the Urology Department.
  • Performed assembly of all services to include but not limited to: Orthopedics, Neurology, ENT, and DaVinci.
  • Prepare, Peel Pack and package surgical trays in Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiovascular, General and Gynecology for procedures.
  • Assembled trays for multiple departments, including neurology, orthopedics, spine, general surgery, vascular, etc.
  • Processed instruments for surgery in specialties such as Orthopedic general, Neurology, Urology, and OB/GYN.
  • Set up 50 to 60 sets a day for upcoming neurology, orthopedic, gynecology procedures etc
  • Support Cardiac, Neurology and Orthopedic medical staffs by ensuring instruments have met maintenance standards.
  • Restock crash carts and urology carts as needed.
  • Assisted physicians in surgical procedures related to the Urology department including cysto, vasectomies and circumcisions.
  • General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Neurology Surgery, and Urology Surgery.
  • Assembled surgical instrument trays for General, Hand, Cardiology, GYN, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic, Urology and Neurology services.
  • Stock specialty carts (Crash Carts, Ent Carts and Urology carts) and perform instrument turnover for medical offices.
  • Coordinate multiple service roles related to various surgical procedures (ex: Neurology, Orthopedics, Cysto/Urology).
  • Excelled in Orthopedics, Podiatry, Hand, General, E.N.T., Urology, Laparoscopic surgery.
  • Decontaminate surgeon's instruments *Set Assembly (Urology & Pelviscopy) *Dispense
  • Assemble General, Urology, Laparoscopic, Orthopedic, Dental, Neurology, Cardiovascular and Ophthalmology instrument trays.
  • Assembled Davinci, ENT, Thoracic, Laparoscopic, Cardiology, Neurology, Vascular, Bariatric, and Orthopedic instrument trays.
  • Build sets for Cardiovascular, Pelviscopy/Urology GYN General and Othro basics 2.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Sterile Processing Technician

Sterilize Instruments

16.7%

Surgical Procedures

15.1%

Sterrad

9.1%

Room Staff

6.0%

Patient Care

5.5%

Medical Equipment

5.5%

Office Supplies

5.1%

Processing Technician

3.9%

Crash Carts

3.5%

Infection Control

3.3%

Sterile Processing Department

3.1%

Sterile Processing Customers

3.0%

ETO

3.0%

Sterile Supplies

2.8%

Surgery Cases

2.7%

Customer Service

2.6%

Sterilization Equipment

2.6%

Medical Records

2.3%

Steam Autoclaves

2.1%

Ortho

2.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sterile Processing Technician

Rank Skill
1 Sterilize Instruments 12.2%
2 Surgical Procedures 11.1%
3 Sterrad 6.7%
4 Room Staff 4.4%
5 Patient Care 4.0%
6 Medical Equipment 4.0%
7 Office Supplies 3.7%
8 Processing Technician 2.9%
9 Crash Carts 2.6%
10 Infection Control 2.5%
11 Sterile Processing Department 2.3%
12 Sterile Processing Customers 2.2%
13 ETO 2.2%
14 Sterile Supplies 2.1%
15 Surgery Cases 2.0%
16 Customer Service 1.9%
17 Sterilization Equipment 1.9%
18 Medical Records 1.7%
19 Steam Autoclaves 1.6%
20 Ortho 1.5%
21 Preventative Maintenance 1.5%
22 Dick 1.3%
23 Defective Equipment 1.3%
24 Neuro 1.3%
25 Osha 1.1%
26 Inventory Levels 1.1%
27 Sterilizes Trays 1.1%
28 Steam Sterilizers 1.0%
29 Aami 1.0%
30 Departmental Policies 0.9%
31 Ethylene Oxide 0.9%
32 Decontamination Equipment 0.9%
33 Sterilization Areas 0.9%
34 Inventory Control 0.8%
35 Distributes Instruments 0.8%
36 Process Improvement 0.8%
37 Equipment Functions 0.8%
38 Sterilization Records 0.8%
39 SPM 0.8%
40 Storage Areas 0.7%
41 GYN 0.7%
42 PPE 0.7%
43 Special Requests 0.7%
44 Sterilizer Test Results 0.7%
45 Phone Calls 0.7%
46 GI 0.7%
47 Ensure Quality 0.6%
48 Data Entry 0.6%
49 Loose Parts 0.6%
50 Urology 0.6%
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