Top 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, 7.0% of Sterile Processing Technician resumes contained Sterrad as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Sterile Processing Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Sterile Processing Technician resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Sterrad

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Here's how Sterrad is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Followed department standard operating procedures to sterilize surgical instrumentation via STERRAD and Steam Autoclave.
  • Perform all functions of Sterile Processing department from decontamination, assembly, sterilization and Sterrad.
  • Monitor, interpret and record parameters for autoclave and sterrad sterilizers.
  • Facilitate Biological and Bowie Dick/Dart testing for autoclaves and Sterrad sterilizers.
  • Operated steam and Sterrad equipment according to established policies and procedures.
  • Sterilized instruments using Autoclave and Sterrad.
  • Document and sign Sterilization/Sterrad load.
  • Operate a sterilizer machine (steam, EO, and sterrad) for purpose of sterilization of medical instruments.
  • Sterilize and decontaminate instruments for surgery, track and read biological indicators, run Sterrad machines and autoclaves.
  • Performed and recorded chemical and biological testing on the Pre-Vacuum and Sterrad sterilizers within the Surgical Core suite.
  • Assemble & Wrap instruments and Trays to be put in the sterrade and steam machine for final process.
  • Cleaned dirty scopes and medical doctors instruments, assembled trays for sterrad/steam, and stocked supplies.
  • Blow dry all cameras and scopes then wrap them to be put in the sterrad machine.
  • Sterilized, cleaned, assembled, and wrapped sets and supplies using steam and Sterrad sterilizers.
  • Operate autoclaves (Steam and Sterrad), ultrasonic washer, washer sterilizer, cart washer.
  • Maintained accurate records of all autoclave and sterrad time, temperature and duration of cycle times.
  • Maintain correct documentation for all sterilizer loads and washers, including the sterrad 100s machine.
  • Used steam, IUSS and sterrad machines, washers, ultrasonic machines, AER processors.
  • Steam sterrad sterilization, wrap, and decontamination and ran biological test on flasher sterilizers.
  • Identified, wrapped, and labeled items properly for steam, Sterrad and gas sterilization.

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2. Aseptic Technique

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Here's how Aseptic Technique is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Distribute instruments, equipment and supplies according to prescribed procedures and aseptic technique under direct supervision.
  • Utilized aseptic technique to maintain overall cleanliness of operating room, patient equipment, and instrumentation
  • Followed hospital guidelines and practiced aseptic technique while cleaning instruments.
  • Maintain aseptic technique, anticipate the needs of the surgeon, passed instruments and other supplies throughout the surgical procedure.
  • Implement all principles of aseptic technique, and perform appropriate counts of needles, sponges, and instruments.
  • Assist with equipment preparation, aseptic technique, and surgical procedures in the operating room.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the operating room and set up sterile fields utilizing aseptic technique.
  • Sterilize and stores instruments and trays according to policies and procedures using aseptic techniques.
  • Perform correct methods of aseptic techniques to create a sterile operating field.
  • Provided aseptic technique skills and safe patient care practices.
  • Performed thorough aseptic techniques / Processed daily OR needs.
  • Practice aseptic techniques in daily performance of duties.
  • Observed and maintained aseptic techniques at all times.
  • Skilled in aseptic technique principles and practices.
  • Practice aseptic technique, work under pressure and maintain accurate paperwork to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

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3. 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.
  • Sterilize instruments according to manufacture recommendations and JACHO policies.
  • Decontaminate, package, and sterilize instruments
  • Sterilize instruments through proper sterilization methods.
  • Sterilize instruments in appropriate sterilizer.
  • Sterilize instruments using an autoclave.
  • Receive, decontaminate, prepare and sterilize instruments from and for surgery using the process of high temp sterilization methods.
  • Sterilize instruments, wrap instruments, answer phone calls, and pick case for surgery and working in decontamination room.
  • Level 2 Trauma * Build cases * Decontamination* Assemble Instruments* Sterilize Instruments* Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Inspect, make sure instruments are in working order, assemble and sterilize instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Clean, inspect, and sterilize instruments, drills, and other things used in surgical procedures.
  • Process and Sterilize instruments for surgery, and also distribution of supplies for the surgical Department
  • Sterilize instruments, equipment, linen, and supplies using various types of sterilization equipment.
  • Sterilize instruments for surgery along with assembling sets and insure working order of all equipment
  • Sterilize instruments set up procedure rooms transport patients room change over keep rooms stocked
  • Disassemble, clean, assemble and sterilize instruments and equipment for surgery.
  • Sterilize instruments, pull cases for surgery, and restock surgical inventory.
  • Assemble and sterilize instruments for surgery and pull cases for surgery too.
  • Sterilize instruments according to parameters set by AAMI and AORN standards.
  • Used special devices to sterilize instruments and other operating room materials.

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4. Surgical Procedures

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Here's how Surgical Procedures is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Sterilize surgical instruments*Clean and maintain instruments*Stocking*Packaging and preparing surgical procedures*Sterilization and maintenance*DistributionCNA - Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Utilized knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy, as well as commonly performed surgical procedures, and the instrumentation utilized.
  • Staffed hospital during Delaware snow emergency resulting in enhanced patient care and effective sterilization for surgical procedures.
  • Prepared specific units of instruments/ equipment for scheduled surgical procedures, including transport to Operating Suites.
  • Have working knowledge of surgical procedures and accurately provide appropriate instrumentation and service.
  • Provide written and verbal reports to management regarding daily issues during surgical procedures.
  • Gained experience in setting up surgical procedures and sterilization of equipment.
  • Assembled case carts for surgical procedures Supported inventory management processes.
  • Charged with preparing instrumentation and supplies for surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology and corresponding surgical procedures.
  • Decontaminated, packaged and sterilized instrumentation for surgical procedures.
  • Meet specific physician needs for specific surgical procedures.
  • Cleaned and decontaminated instruments used in surgical procedures.
  • Monitor and support complex surgical procedures when requested.
  • Communicate with colleagues regarding daily surgical procedures.
  • Sterilized and assembled instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Assembled instruments before and after surgical procedures.
  • Provide sterile instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Process Instrumentation used for surgical procedures
  • Assisted physicians in surgical procedures.

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5. Sterile Processing

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Here's how Sterile Processing 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.
  • Operated sterile processing machines for contaminated operating room equipment utilizing universal precaution and don personal protective equipment.
  • Perform other administrative duties necessary for the effective operation of the sterile processing department.
  • Reviewed and assimilated sterile processing policy and procedure to the specific facility needs.
  • Managed sterile processing department: Prepared instrumentation and reusable supplies for terminal sterilization.
  • Utilize equipment in the sterile processing environment according to manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Provided contracted sterile processing services to medical facilities throughout the nation.
  • Ensured Sterile Processing Department and Operating room resources are fully operational.
  • Experienced in all aspects of sterile processing and instrument assembly procedures
  • Utilize equipment in sterile processing environment following manufacturer's guideline.
  • Retrieve contaminated instruments from patient care areas for sterile processing.
  • Perform documentation to quality control aspects of sterile processing.
  • Coordinated the revision/creation of operational policies within sterile processing.
  • Earned CBSPD Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician.
  • Experience in both Decontamination and Sterile Processing environments.
  • General upkeep and cleanliness of sterile processing department.
  • Assisted also in Sterile Processing and Decontamination.
  • Controlled sterile processing supplies and instrument inventory.

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6. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate with operating room staff and preparation of surgical trays for planned and urgent cases.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work with operating room staff to ensure they have tools needed for surgeries.
  • Served as a liaison to all 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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7. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintain cost effective preventive maintenance, operations and procedures toward providing effective and efficient patient care and customer support.
  • Packaged, cleaned and decontaminated routine surgical instruments, patient care equipment and monitors sterilizers and associated equipment.
  • Decontaminate used patient care equipment and prepare for sterile re-use by medical personnel.
  • Decontaminated, assembled, and sterilized patient care equipment and surgical instruments.
  • Cleaned and disinfected patient care equipment according to facility policy.
  • Maintained computerized tracking system for patient care equipment.
  • Fill requests for/issue medical supplies/patient care equipment.
  • Provide meticulous record keeping supporting patient care.
  • Disassemble, clean, assemble and test patient care equipment for proper functioning; route cleaned equipment to appropriate holding areas.
  • Cleaned, disinfected, inspected, assembled and sterilized patient care supplies, equipment, and instrumentation for all non-nursing areas.
  • Assist in other departmental functions/duties as needed or directed to assure safe, effective, efficient, speedy patient care.
  • Distribute and stores operating room and other department trays in their proper location for reuse in patient care and surgeries.
  • Make a routine rounds around the hospital checking dirty and clean utility rooms for any dirty patient care equipment.
  • 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 nursing and doctors with patient care such as positions; mouth block; gowns, and procedures.
  • Assist hospital staff with patient care duties, such as providing transportation or setting up traction.
  • Prepared case carts for surgery, disinfected patient care equipment and surgical carts and restocked supplies.
  • Collected, cleaned, and decontaminated surgical instruments and patient care equipment for the O.R.
  • Deliver patient care supplies to service areas and collect and deliver supplies to process area.

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8. Medical Equipment

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Here's how Medical Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Assigned full performance duties of decontaminating, preparing, sterilizing and distributing surgical instruments, hospital trays and medical equipment.
  • Interpreted and monitored biological and chemical test results to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
  • 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.
  • Delivered equipment, maintained facilities and served as inter-department aide Cleaned and sterilized medical equipment sets
  • Tested and assembled instrument trays and ensured specific medical equipment was in excellent working condition.
  • Process surgical instruments and other advanced medical equipment for surgery in the operating room environment.
  • Performed tasks relating to processing, sterilization and distribution of medical equipment.
  • Cleaned, processed and sterilized all medical equipment central sterile department.
  • Processed decontamination, disinfection and sterilization of soiled reusable medical equipment.
  • Operate medical equipment to determine whether it operates correctly after reassembly.
  • Deliver isolation supplies and medical equipment to every floor in hospital.
  • Performed sterilization/decontamination of medical instruments, medical supplies and medical equipment.
  • Provide daily maintenance in sterilizing and preparing medical equipment and instruments.
  • Delivered sterilized sets and other sterilized medical equipment to departments.
  • Sterilize medical equipment for process tech at a tissue/donor bank
  • Decontaminate surgical instruments and other medical equipment as needed.
  • Sorted, disassembled and sterilized instruments and medical equipment.
  • Decontaminate medical equipment every day after each use.
  • Deliver medical equipment to surgical departments when needed.

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9. Medical Supplies

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Here's how Medical Supplies is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Performed sterilization and decontamination of medical supplies and equipment; as per manufacturers' instructions for usage and standards.
  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of aseptic and sterilization techniques of medical supplies with ability to comprehend and interpret written material.
  • Monitor sterile storage and inventory management of all medical supplies, equipment and surgical instruments.
  • Handled the stocking and labeling of medical supplies/instruments ensuring the maintenance of proper inventory levels.
  • Perform maintenance, sterilization and packaging of surgical instruments and medical supplies.
  • Decontaminated and sterilized medical supplies, equipment, and instruments.
  • Inventory of incoming/outgoing medical supplies and outside Surgical Instruments.
  • Restocked and labeled medical supplies on designated locations.
  • Restocked and distributed instruments/medical supplies in timely matter.
  • Distributed equipment instrument tray, surgical/medical supplies
  • Provide wards, clinics, operating rooms, and other hospital facilities with medical supplies, instrument sets, and equipment.
  • Inventory medical supplies and process new item requests and order replenishment stock through Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS).
  • Stock OR case carts and perform instrument turnovers in the OR when called and distribute medical supplies as needed.
  • Set up of surgical cases and running medical supplies and instruments to the appropriate operating rooms as needed.
  • Pick the case carts, trays and medical supplies that are used and delivered to the surgical rooms.
  • Filled order for medical supplies/equipment that are requested by the nursing care units and /or ancillary clinics.
  • Issue prescribed medical supplies and equipment to patients; enter in computer and create patient billing documentation.
  • Deliver sets and medical supplies to the OR by request in written documentation or by via telephone.
  • Build case carts for level II trauma hospital, issue medical supplies to OR and customers
  • Meet with sales personnel for new medical supplies and in services of new instruments.

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10. 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
  • Volunteered as a Sterile Processing Technician
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician with CBSPD
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the cleaning, sterilization, and packaging of sterile surgical equipment.
  • Promoted from Processing Technician to Core Technician in 6 months vs. average of 2 years.
  • Coordinated the efforts and helped to certify six (6) Sterile Processing Technicians.
  • Contracted sterile processing technician at Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR
  • Led 14 Sterile Processing Technicians in support of 33 operating rooms.
  • Worked as sterile processing technician while going to surgical technologist school.
  • Work as a sterile processing technician traveling around the country.
  • Worked in Central Material Services as a Sterile Processing Technician.
  • Have been a traveling Sterile Processing Technician.
  • Perform duties as sterile processing technician.
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician Sterilization and Processing of instruments from all facilities in the hospital
  • Certified Sterile Processing Technician Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
  • performed duties of a certified traveling sterile processing technician

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11. Instrument Trays

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Here's how Instrument Trays is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Diffused conflicts concerning improper equipment, hand-delivering correct instrument trays to OR surgeon to prevent delays in surgical procedures.
  • Assembled instrument trays and ensured required sterilized surgical instruments were prepared and set-up consistent with count sheet.
  • Disassembled and reassembled instrument trays during cleaning, disinfection, and for sterilization procedures.
  • Prepared instrument trays for sterilization by appropriately wrapping or utilizing a sterilization container.
  • Sorted Instrument sets, accurately and completely reassembled instrument trays utilizing tray lists.
  • Organized/assembled routine and specialty surgical instrument trays and other sterile supplies.
  • Prepared and assembled instrument trays using proper packaging and wrapping materials.
  • Assemble instrument trays while performing quality assurance of individual instruments.
  • Assemble instrument trays*Record biological results*Distribute pharmacy supplies to O.R.
  • Assemble instrument trays for specific operations scheduled.
  • Prepare and assembled instrument trays, picked case supplies/ case carts, processed sterilizer loads in the autoclaves and STERIS machines.
  • Double check trays to make sure proper indicators, filters, and locking mechanisms are on or in instrument trays.
  • Assemble case carts for surgical procedures, process a variety of surgical instrument trays and power tools and implant devices.
  • Inspect, assemble and wrap for sterilization simple to complex surgical instrument trays, linen packs and other related supplies.
  • Coordinate with nurses and colleagues to locate, deliver, and manage instrument trays to meet goals and objectives.
  • Process and set up instrument trays, inspect all instruments to ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Supervised the preparing, sterilization, and delivery of instrument trays for all areas of the hospital.
  • Stock shelves with instrument trays after they were sterilized and scanned into SPM software for tracking purposes.
  • Put instrument trays together, sterilize scopes, washing and decontaminating all dirty instruments from the O.R.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize surgical instruments, instrument trays and prepare equipment for O.R., comply with HIPAA policies

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12. Crash Carts

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Here's how Crash Carts is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Facilitated in the well-organized restocking and delivery of crash carts.
  • Restock crash carts, clean patient care equipment, and respond to any other needs that may arise from ancillary units.
  • Participated in Code Blue - a team of medical professionals that convened to discuss matters of crash carts and patient safety.
  • Restock, label, and maintain inventory, submit requisitions, collect and distribute instruments, trays, and crash carts.
  • Filled all orders from the floors, replenished crash carts, and kept inventory of stock in the department.
  • Stock crash carts and call the pharmacy to get the medication prior to going to the floor.
  • Worked in Central Supply to provide medical supplies to fulfill inventory for par carts and crash carts.
  • 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.
  • Exchanged used crash carts with new complete medical supplies for the main OR and nursing department.
  • Checked and restocked crash carts that were used and delivered them to the appropriate areas.
  • Stocked crash carts or other medical supplies; maintained inventory; established relationships with vendors.
  • Operate crash carts and deliver carts all departments in need, including the emergency room.
  • Set up surgical trays, maintain crash carts, sterilize instrumentation, and stock O.R.
  • Crash carts: pick up, refill, and deliver crash carts to pharmacy.
  • Collect and distribute instruments, trays, crash carts for the operating room.
  • Updated and replenished crash carts after use or when they were expiring.
  • Put surgical sets together according to schedule, restock crash carts.
  • Restocked and issued crash carts for different floors of the hospital.
  • Replenish crash carts with supplies, assembly outside trays and instruments.

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13. Surgical Equipment

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Here's how Surgical Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Present (PRN) Rush University Medical Center Sterilization Technician Follow decontamination guidelines to clean, sterilize and pack surgical equipment.
  • Worked with various surgical equipment company representatives in ensuring that specialty loaner instruments and equipment were ready and available for cases.
  • Communicated with supervisors in other departments within hospital to ensure proper care and delivery of surgical equipment necessary for patient operations.
  • Reduced risk of infection for patients, sterilizing surgical equipment and properly handling and storing sterile/non-sterile supplies.
  • Disassemble surgical equipment before decontamination for the purpose of a thorough sterilization after it has been decontaminated.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize surgical equipment and instruments; assemble trays of surgical instruments for outpatient procedures.
  • Supported surgical staff by sterilizing, processing and distributing surgical equipment in compliance with hospital regulations.
  • Introduced equipment tracking system to ensure maximum usage of surgical equipment, to increase company profitability.
  • Improved the standards for Cleaning/Decontamination/Sterilization of surgical equipment and instruments used in the operating room.
  • Sterilize all surgical equipment and instrumentation after surgery, following all safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Cleaned and sterilized ultrasonic machines along with decontaminating, disinfecting and sterilizing surgical equipment.
  • Received contaminated supplies and reprocessed for sterilization prepared instrument trays and surgical equipment.
  • Maintained a working knowledge of assembly and function of surgical equipment and instrumentation.
  • Maintained inventory of surgical equipment for the Urology department and re-ordered as needed.
  • Maintained surgical equipment and prepared trays for designated areas according to prescribed procedures.
  • Increased hospital revenue by decreasing down-time of viable surgical equipment with efficacy.
  • Organize and prepare appropriate surgical equipment packs for scheduled and emergency surgeries.
  • Sterilized and maintained surgical equipment, surgical instruments in the operating rooms.
  • Monitor sterilization, maintenance, packaging, and delivery of surgical equipment.
  • Decontaminated and processed over 3,000 reusable instrument sets and surgical equipment.

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14. 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.
  • Work directly /indirectly under supervision following the infection control, quality assurance, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Decontaminated, prepared and sterilized equipment and supplies in accordance with established facility infection control policies and procedures.
  • Decontaminate and sterilize clinical equipment in compliance with hospital policies and procedures, including infection control protocols.
  • Performed reprocessing duties following written infection control and work procedures to achieve safety and efficiency.
  • Followed all infection control practices including hand washing techniques, universal precautions and isolation precautions.
  • Promoted hygienic and safe environment by following infection control practices and taking necessary precautions.
  • Monitor and enforce controls necessary to prevent cross infection according to infection control policies.
  • Performed and follow approved infection control, quality assurance and departmental policies and procedure.
  • Followed the regulatory agency and infection control standards to decontaminate OR trays.
  • Maintained appropriate records, monitored quality control and infection control standards.
  • Decontaminate instruments and prepare for sterilization under hospital infection control policies.
  • Maintain established departmental policies, procedures and infection control standards.
  • Sterilized instruments through regulatory and infection control decontamination methods.
  • Demonstrate awareness of infection control and safety protocols.
  • Monitored infection control practices related to sterilization policies.
  • Handled infection control, decontamination, and sterilization.
  • Develop vital infection control techniques.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment while observing all personal protective equipment standards, standard precautions, infection control practices.

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15. ETO

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Here's how ETO is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Operate and maintain specific procedures for steam sterilization, dry heat sterilization and ETO; Tested biological indicators and recorded loads.
  • Sterilize items according to product requirements to include compliance with all ETO, and Steam regulatory and safety requirements.
  • 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.
  • Operated Steam and ETO sterilizers for sterilization of surgical instruments on a daily basis.
  • Evaluated and interpreted processed data from retort's monitor screen and chart recorder.
  • Used sterilization methods such as steam autoclave, ETO, and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Perform biological and chemical spore test for steam and ETO sterilizers.
  • Troubleshooted and resolved basic processing issues with the retorts.
  • Run steam Autoclaves and ETO as well.
  • Start biological chemical indicators for controls of all sterilization machines utilized (ETO gas, Starrad & steam processes.)
  • Be proficient in sterilization (steam, ETO, Sterrad) and distribute instruments as surgeons and operating staff ask.
  • 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.
  • Operated special sterilization equipment such as ETO, Sterrad and Steam machines.
  • Run sterilizers such as steam, ETO, and Sterrad.
  • Maintained accurate records of sterilization for Steam and Eto loads.
  • Perform daily test on autoclave, sterrads, ETO machines.
  • Performed sterilization processes including steam, ETO and Sterrad.
  • Experienced with Steam, ETO and Sterrad Autoclaves.

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16. Surgery

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Here's how Surgery is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Facilitated timely completion of the surgery schedule by ensuring the proper supply of instrumentation and equipment for each surgical procedure.
  • Completed various and specialized manual housekeeping work to clean the Operating Rooms and associated surgery related areas.
  • Received, processed through decontamination, assembled, sterilized, packaged and stored instruments for surgery department
  • Review surgery schedule on a regular basis to determine the priority of surgical instrumentation needed.
  • Provided daily services to the operating room between general surgery listings and emergency procedures.
  • Cleaned and sterilized all reusable instruments according to manufacturer's instructions after each surgery.
  • Decontaminated and assembled surgical instrumentation trays for the ambulatory and main surgery departments.
  • Specialize in Minimally Invasive Spinal Procedures, Pain Management & Arthroscopic Surgery.
  • Performed all tasks associated with cleaning and sterilizing instruments in preparation for surgery
  • Receive instruments from surgery for decontamination and sterilization for future procedures.
  • JOB Description: Disinfected and processed all surgical instrumentation for surgery.
  • Cleaned and sterilized instrumentation for surgery using steam sterilization methods.
  • Processed sets of surgical instruments according to a particular surgery.
  • Decontaminated, assembled, packaged and sterilized instruments for surgery.
  • Maintain inventory of required instruments to meet surgery schedule requirements.
  • Prepare surgical sets based upon surgery schedules and requirements.
  • Prepared and transported patients for surgery and/or recovery room.
  • Pulled cases, washed decontaminated and reprocessed surgery instruments
  • Job Responsibilities included decontamination of soiled surgery instruments.
  • Reassembled and stored specialized surgical instruments for surgery.

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17. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintained standards of work performance and methods of operation for department.customer service computerized record keeping.
  • Provided immediate customer service and processed request for the Peri-Operative department.
  • Answered telephone and provide customer services throughout the organization.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to surgery and nursing units.
  • Executed conspicuous customer services to inpatient and outpatient, and attended daily meeting with surgery staff and surgeons for surgery scheduling.
  • Provided a full customer service experience to existing end users and trial users for suite of medical products and supplies.
  • Provide customer service and knowledge through answering questions and requests from medical staff to provide quality care to patients.
  • 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.
  • Be a SPD role model for customer service, professional conduct and leadership.
  • Provided excellent customer service to patients in the operating room waiting for surgery.
  • Demonstrated customer services skills through phone etiquette, communication, and decision making.
  • 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.
  • Respond promptly to customer needs and solicit feedback to improve customer service.
  • Provide excellent customer service to the operating rooms and surgical patients.
  • Provide Customer service to other medical departments within the hospital.
  • Received Caught in the Act Award for great customer service.
  • Provide customer service and build relationships with operating room services.

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18. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Authorized to utilize the Medical Pixies inventory control and restricted medical supply access.
  • Purchased instruments and supplies necessary for maintaining effective inventory control.
  • Performed inventory control and distribution supply to other department.
  • Handled material management by providing stocking and inventory control.
  • 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).
  • Worked with Vendors consignment, ordered medical supplies for case cart assembly and ParEX inventory control systems.
  • Monitor methods and procedures for supply management, inventory control, and quality control.
  • Inventory control on implantable devices, high dollar scopes, cameras and lenses 4.
  • Maintain inventory control and order supplies for Operating Rooms and Central Processing departments.
  • Inventory control for sterile supply department, the operating and recovery rooms.
  • Keep accurate and concise records for quality assessment and inventory control.
  • Inventory control of medication inside and outside of the pharmacy.
  • Inventory control of all stored sterile items and trays.
  • Create monthly reports for inventory control and risk management.
  • Assist with inventory control and keeping supplies stocked.
  • Inventory control of sterile storage rooms.
  • Inventory control & case cart preparation.
  • Inventory control in all surgical services.
  • Input Data, and inventory control

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19. 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.
  • Performed daily biological testing on sterilization equipment and accurately accounted for all instruments via count sheets.
  • Perform terminal sterilization activities according with established procedures utilizing steam, plasma and related sterilization equipment.
  • 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.
  • Scheduled regular maintenance on sterilization equipment, and surgical instruments for repairs and sharping.
  • Presided over expensive sterilization equipment and supplies to meet exacting standards of patient safety.
  • Completed monthly QA reports on surgical sterilization equipment to ensure proper use and documentation.
  • Performed daily audits of sterilization equipment and followed all AMA quality standards.
  • Performed daily biological testing on sterilization equipment and maintained accurate record keeping.
  • Understand the principles of Sterilization Techniques and Operations of sterilization equipment.
  • Load and operate automatic and semi-automatic steam processing and sterilization equipment.
  • Have a working knowledge of all decontaminating and sterilization equipment.
  • Certified regularly that sterilization equipment is in proper working order.
  • Document all biological test to ensure functional if sterilization equipment.
  • Monitor and operate sterilization equipment such as an autoclave.
  • Test all sterilization equipment and document according to protocol.
  • Operated sterilization equipment and performed microbiological sampling and validation.
  • Maintained all sterilization equipment and kept inventory of supplies.
  • Order, restock and decontaminate sterilization equipment and instruments.

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20. Medical Instruments

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Here's how Medical Instruments is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Cleaned, disinfected, decontaminated, and sterilized medical instruments and equipment using appropriate methods, substances and equipment.
  • Distributed medical instruments needed during procedures, ensuring all instrumentation works properly and is complete after the sterilization process.
  • Scanned and input surgical trays and medical instruments into computer system for verification and accuracy of work orders.
  • Determine and direct decontamination staff in the correct use method for decontamination of medical instruments.
  • Prepared medical instruments and related items for use and ensured their availability to surgeons.
  • Order and inventory of medical supplies, also sterilize and decontaminate medical instruments.
  • Adhere to medical instruments manufacturers' recommendation on equipment packaging instructions.
  • Performed sterilization, decontamination, and assembled medical instruments.
  • Clean and decontaminate medical instruments and patient equipment.
  • Clean and decontaminate surgical and medical instruments.
  • Sterilized medical instruments as needed.
  • Decontaminated endoscopes and medical instruments.
  • Perform sterilization duties which includes decontaminating, cleaning, packaging, assembling, logging, and storage of reusable medical instruments.
  • Clean and sterilize medical instruments, pick trays for next day surgery cases, complete instrument tray sets.
  • Maintain records of inventory or equipment usage and order medical instruments or supplies when inventory is low.
  • Memorized over 5,000 medical instruments and 500 medical trays used in the operating room for different surgeons.
  • Decontaminated, inspected, assembled and sterilized medical instruments, trays and equipment for patient use.
  • Work close with OR to insure proper medical instruments and sterilization are being used.
  • Handled, cleaned, assembled, tested, packaged, and sterilized medical instruments.
  • Clean, inspect and sterilize surgical medical instruments and supplies for the OR.

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21. Steam Autoclaves

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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.
  • Operate Pre-vacuum steam Autoclaves 270 degrees.

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22. Ortho

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Here's how Ortho is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Developed rapport with William Beaumont Orthopedic staff, orthopedic physicians, management, and loaner instrument representatives.
  • Monitored orthopedic implants including inventory par levels and ordering of stock.
  • Worked directly with representatives from orthopedic suppliers of Warsaw.
  • Assemble and disassemble of orthopedic traction equipment's and all other instruments used in patient care areas.
  • 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.
  • Record and order orthopedic equipment such as implants and tools based on inventory needs.
  • Work with outside vendors on hospital equipment rentals / Loaners Instrumentation for Orthopedic Surgeons.
  • Provided sterilization support for the areas of Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Plastics.
  • Service leader for orthopedic, thoracic, cardiovascular and ENT.
  • Assisted in orthopedic surgeries as surgical technician when needed.
  • Ordered implants for the orthopedic trays and stock cabinet.
  • Joint replacement is orthopedic surgeries on hip and knees.
  • Performed sterilization for ORTHO AND SPINES cases.
  • Served as an orthopedic team leader.
  • Specialized in General, Orthopedics, Nero, CVOR, GYN, ENT.
  • Scrubbed orthopedic and gynecologic open, and laparoscopic/arthroscopic surgeries.
  • 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.
  • Cleaned, assembled, and sterilized instruments including Ortho, Scopes, OB, ENT, and General.

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23. Defective Equipment

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Here's how Defective Equipment is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Reported defective equipment to supervisors and repair staff.
  • 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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Here's how Neuro is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Prepare, Peel Pack and package surgical trays in Orthopedics, Neurology, Cardiovascular, General and Gynecology for procedures.
  • Performed assembly of all services to include but not limited to: Orthopedics, Neurology, ENT, and DaVinci.
  • 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.
  • Served as senior neuro-surgery surgical technician at the nation's largest military hospital.
  • General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Neurology Surgery, and Urology Surgery.
  • Served as mentor to seven new orthopedics and neuro-surgery surgical technicians.
  • Assembled general, cardiovascular, neuro, orthopedic and robotic instrumentation.
  • Created Neurosurgery trauma cart; improved craniotomy rapid response set-up/pt in room <5 min, saved 6 patient lives.
  • Scrub different specialties, Neuro, General, some Vascular, Labor and Delivery and Transplant(Liver and Kidney)
  • Coordinate multiple service roles related to various surgical procedures (ex: Neurology, Orthopedics, Cysto/Urology).
  • General /E.N.T / Orthopedic / Neurology and managed repairs of instruments conducted with 3rd party vendors.
  • Specialize in orthopedic, OB-GYN, dental, cardiac, and neuro trays.
  • Produced specialized sterile instrumentation kits for Cardio, Surgical and Neurologic procedures.
  • Scrubbed approximately 9,000 surgical cases, to include Vascular, Neuro, OB/GYN, ENT, Ortho, and General.

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25. Surgical Supplies

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Here's how Surgical Supplies is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintain surgical supplies by ensuring sterility, functionality and completeness of surgical sets in the Surgical Department.
  • Experienced in inventory control of instruments, as well as conducting inventory of medical/surgical supplies.
  • Worked emergency and non-emergency calls prepping and delivering surgical supplies.
  • Sterilized and prepared surgical instruments along with other surgical supplies.
  • Maintained inventory levels of surgical supplies and equipment.
  • Distribute instruments, equipment and surgical supplies throughout facility
  • Ensured that all proper equipment, surgical supplies were available to meet daily operation goals and processes flow smoothly.
  • Organized and performed inventory and maintained hospital owned surgical supplies as well as loaner implants and instruments.
  • Coordinated with surgery scheduler in order to ensure surgical supplies were available for scheduled cases.
  • Identify, inspect, decontaminate, and sterilize equipment, instrumentation, and surgical supplies.
  • Oversee all inventory & work with various vendors for surgical supplies & equipment.
  • Sorted, assembled, and distributed over 2,500 instrument sets and surgical supplies.
  • Assemble case cart with necessary instrumentation and surgical supplies as needed.
  • Pick cases for surgery, restock inventory and order surgical supplies.
  • Maintained surgical supplies for use in the operating room.
  • Stock surgical supplies and pack carts for surgeries.
  • Pulled cases for surgery and restock surgical supplies.
  • Deliver surgical supplies and equipment to operating rooms.
  • Prepare surgical supplies and pick cases for OR.
  • Restock autoclave and surgical supplies for inventory.

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26. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Followed safety guidelines set by OSHA and the Joint Commission for sterilization.
  • Assembled instrumentation and sterilize according to OSHA & AORN guidelines and policies.
  • Followed compliance of OSHA standards, and other duties as assigned.
  • Run morning tests to assure machines are up to OSHA standards.
  • 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.
  • 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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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.

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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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29. Aami

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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.
  • Clean, reassemble, sterilize, and accounted for all instruments for next patient use following all AAMII guidelines.
  • Reorganized the entire department, labeling and creating new processes for sterilization and assembly according to AAMI best practices.
  • Cleaned, assembled, and sterilized surgical instruments according to manufacturer recommendations, facility, and AAMI standards.
  • Worked with Director of Surgical Services in updating equipment in accordance with OSHA, AAMI, AORN recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Updated central sterile policy in accordance with AAMI standards.
  • 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.
  • 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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Here's how Departmental Policies is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • 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.
  • Assisted with the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • Receive, clean and decontaminate supplies and equipment with departmental policies.

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31. Decontamination Area

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Here's how Decontamination Area is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Cleaned surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies thoroughly for surgical procedures following established guidelines in decontamination areas.
  • Conduct safe collection of medical supplies and instruments to be sent to Decontamination area Certifications
  • Receive surgical instrument sets into the Decontamination area of Sterile Processing.
  • Oversee instrumentation flow in decontamination area for efficiency and effectiveness
  • Operated sterilizers and all machines in the decontamination area.
  • Decontaminated instruments and equipment in the decontamination area.
  • Mix solutions properly in the decontamination area.
  • Transport loads of case carts from OR and deliver vendor trays after check-in to SPD decontamination area.
  • Use universal precautions when working in decontamination area such as gloves, face shield and protective gown.
  • Worked in the decontamination area to clean and process instruments and run them through sterilizing machines.
  • Transport instruments and equipment to the operating room and back to the decontamination area.
  • Clean and re assemble instruments in Decontamination Area of instruments from dirty to clean.
  • Developed a Standard Operating Procedure for Operating Room personnel which addressedexpectations for post-surgery care of instrumentation before reaching the decontamination area.
  • Completed Internship at Lawrence General Hospital: Transported soiled surgical instruments from point of use to decontamination area.
  • Followed proper cleaning and sterilization instructions for all surgical instruments, equipment Working knowledge of a decontamination area.
  • Collect and transport dirty case carts, instruments and equipment to decontamination area according to facilitates procedure.
  • Help develop Central Sterile and Decontamination Area.Ordering of materials, equipment, instrumentation.
  • Received contaminated surgical instruments in the decontamination area.
  • Out Patient center -Houston Methodist Hospital Worked in Decontamination area to pull out stuff from contaminated case carts.
  • Worked in Decontamination area to pull out stuff from Dum waiter in contaminated case carts.

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32. 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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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.
  • Followed proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas.

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34. Medical Procedures

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Here's how Medical Procedures is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Ensured that all surgical tools and workstations were adequately sterilized for surgery and medical procedures.
  • Decontaminated, assembled and sterilized instruments for medical procedures.
  • Provided surgical instruments and supply needs for medical procedures.
  • Collect specimens from patients standard medical procedures.
  • Decontaminate, clean, assemble, and sterilize all equipment used for surgery, exams, and other medical procedures.
  • Sterilized and assembled medical equipment for surgery, exams, and other medical procedures in a fast paced environment.
  • Ensured all equipment required for surgery, exams and other medical procedures has been properly assembled and sterilized.
  • Decontaminate, Sterilize, and Process all Instrumentation needed for Surgery, Exams, and other Medical Procedures.
  • Sterilize and assemble all the instruments & equipment used in surgery, exams and other medical procedures.
  • Sterilized and assembled all equipment required for surgery, medical exams, and all medical procedures.
  • Put together surgical trays, pick orders and prep cases for next day medical procedures.
  • Wrapped and package equipment trays for preparation of surgery, exams, and medical procedures.
  • Sterilized and assembled equipment and supplies for surgery, exams and other medical procedures.
  • Assembled wide variety of instrument trays and sets used for medical procedures.
  • Assemble and wrap trays to be sterilized for medical procedures.
  • Assembled wrapped trays for medical procedures; tested and assisted in arranging instruments.Distribution Technician* Equipment distribution, performed equipment decontamination.
  • Sterilized medical equipment and redistributed to various units of the hospital Gathered the equipment required for medical procedures and surgeries
  • sterilize and assemble all of the equipment that's required for surgery and other medical procedures .

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35. 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.
  • Continued process improvement and cost analysis as the facility grew to double thr original number of rooms.
  • Participate in employee based team to manage process improvements, updating/creating new policies,scheduling, etc.
  • created many Process improvements for our department.
  • Lean Project head and assist roles regarding "process improvement" and kaizen systems.

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36. Distributes Instruments

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Here's how Distributes Instruments is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Pick surgical case carts, stores and distributes instruments/patient care supplies.

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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 and report malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department.
  • Maintained accurate sterilization records, reported required repairs and monitored records.
  • Performed accurate sterilization records, reported repairs and monitored records.
  • Maintained sterilization records and reviewed periodically for accuracy.
  • Document sterilization records on a daily basis.
  • Maintain documentation of all sterilization records.
  • Monitor sterilizers and maintains 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.

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39. Medical Records

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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.
  • Deliver all specimens to specific laboratories along with patient medical records.
  • Documented and updated medical records for military filing.
  • Provide individual care for each patient concerning their needs: schedule appointments, referrals, medical records.

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40. 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.
  • Created paperless missing items list to replace the paper system using the under-utilized inventory tracking database system(SPM).
  • Utilized SPM instrument tracking system, consistently and appropriately as it pertained to all central service functions.
  • Utilize SPM, which is a bar code reader, to enter instruments sets into the system.
  • Train employees, supervisors on loaner process and SPM applications and attend loaner meetings.
  • Enter into SPM as well as processes instruments brought in from outside vendors.
  • Use accountability sheets and SPM system to properly assemble and track surgical sets.
  • 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.
  • Record results in computerized SPM program.
  • 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.
  • Used Used the update version of spm.

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41. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • 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
  • Completed preventative maintenance, inspections and electrical safety testing.
  • Perform preventative maintenance (PM).
  • Performed routineand preventative maintenance of autoclave, ultrasonic solution and milk bath.

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42. Equipment Storage Areas

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Here's how Equipment 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, the operating room, and in equipment storage areas.

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43. 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.
  • cleaned and sterilized instruments for L&D and for the GYN or
  • Performed OBGYN, Laproscopic, Cysto, Podiatry, and GI.
  • Build sets for Cardiovascular, Pelviscopy/Urology GYN General and Othro basics 2.

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44. PPE

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Here's how PPE is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Sorted, assembled and wrapped instruments and specialty equipment for sterilization, distribution or storage according to department standards and protocols.
  • 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.
  • Sterilized hospital instruments, loaded and operated dry-heat sterilizer, wrapped techniques, packaged materials.
  • Decontaminated, sterilized, wrapped, packaged and assembled basic instrumentation
  • Wrapped and labeled instrumentation and equipment in preparation for sterilization.
  • Assembled and wrapped instrument sets and ensured availability adequate supplies.
  • Washed, wrapped and sterilized instruments
  • Wrapped and repackaged sterilized instruments.
  • Checked peel-packs and wrappers for defective tears (Understanding that all items have an indefinite shelf life unless otherwise.)
  • Performed Bowie Dick test, made sure all instruments worked and trays were cleaned, wrapped and sterilized properly.
  • Checked to make sure instruments are labeled correctly whether they are peel-packed, wrapped, or go in boxes.
  • Used washers and ultrasonic cleaners to provide quality cleanings while wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Maintain data logs of biological and chemical test analysis, and use information for upper management reporting.
  • Cleaned and wrapped 30, 70 2.7 degree camera scopes and cased and sealed 1188 cameras.
  • Wash and string sets readying them for the ultra sonic or washer while wearing my PPE.
  • Instructed, supported, equipped and empowered every client to live independently in the community.
  • Prepared, Sterilized, Wrapped and delivered trays to designated areas as prescribed by procedures.
  • Assembled Loaner, Special and various trays for Clinics (both containerized and wrapped).
  • Prepared sets and instruments for sterilization using peel packages, wrappers, and rigid containers.

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45. Maintenance Procedures

low Demand
Here's how Maintenance Procedures is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Operated and maintained sterilizers, recorded loads completed, and performed maintenance procedures according to approved standards.
  • Report and record maintenance procedures.

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46. Special Requests

low Demand
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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47. 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
  • Record sterilizer test results such as Bowie Dick and Biologicals.
  • Recorded sterilizer test results to maintain proper record keeping and documentation.

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48. Phone Calls

low Demand
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
  • 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.
  • Answered phone calls to get what was needed for the operating rooms.
  • Answer phone calls from doctors and nurses to provide what they need.
  • Answer phone calls from surgery requesting emergency items needed.
  • Answer and respond to phone calls from surgery.
  • Answered phone calls and maintained logs.
  • 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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49. GI

low Demand
Here's how GI is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Maintain an extensive knowledge regarding processes used in the decontamination, inspection cleaning, assembling and packaging of medical/surgical materials.
  • Exhibit a thorough understanding of medical and surgical terminology, therapeutic procedures and of human anatomy and physiology supply requirements.
  • Perform quality checks include biological and chemical monitoring of sterilization processes and review of all processing records for compliance.
  • Experienced with handling, ordering, and ensuring proper cleaning / sterilization of delicate and technologically advanced equipment.
  • Ensured the proper processing of surgical instrumentation including decontamination, assembly, sterilization and distribution to surgical suite.
  • Sterilized instruments for surgery, cleaned surgical instruments from procedures, used autoclave and heavy sterilizing machinery.
  • Assisted OR and Central Service managers coordinate surgical instrumentation turnover per physicians /procedural board request.
  • Assisted anesthetists during operating procedures in giving artificial respiration and in the use of resuscitators.
  • Coordinated routine activities between surgical suite personnel to include adjustments to production inventory schedules.
  • Support daily operations of the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and surgical instrumentation.
  • Provided surgical instrumentation and supplies to physicians for a variety of patient procedures.
  • Assisted the operating room personnel by sterilizing surgical instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Communicated with operating room personnel to provide required instruments and surgical supplies.
  • Coordinate preparation of surgical instrumentation with sales representatives and operating room personnel.
  • Track and document medical/surgical supplies and cleaning solutions used for inventory management.
  • Performed quality assurance and biological testing on equipment and documents accordingly.
  • Maintain daily biological tests and documentation of sterilizers, per established guidelines
  • Decontaminated, reassembled and sterilized all surgical instruments sets and supplies.
  • Decontaminated used instruments, and maintained biological and other quality testing.
  • Decontaminate, prep and sterilize surgical instrumentation for several surgical procedures.

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50. Quality Standards

low Demand
Here's how Quality Standards is used in Sterile Processing Technician jobs:
  • Monitored chemical and biological wash solutions ensuring compliance with all consistency and quality standards.
  • Execute biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality standards and health regulations.
  • Rotated sterile supplies regularly, and maintained quality standards in the instrument room.
  • Estimated costs and set quality standards.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Sterile Processing Technician

Sterrad9.8%
Aseptic Technique9.5%
Sterilize Instruments7.9%
Surgical Procedures6.8%
Sterile Processing6.5%
Room Staff6.4%
Patient Care5.9%
Medical Equipment5.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Sterile Processing Technician

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Sterrad
Sterrad
7%
7%
2
2
Aseptic Technique
Aseptic Technique
6.8%
6.8%
3
3
Sterilize Instruments
Sterilize Instruments
5.7%
5.7%
4
4
Surgical Procedures
Surgical Procedures
4.9%
4.9%
5
5
Sterile Processing
Sterile Processing
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Room Staff
Room Staff
4.6%
4.6%
7
7
Patient Care
Patient Care
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
Medical Equipment
Medical Equipment
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies
3.9%
3.9%
10
10
Processing Technician
Processing Technician
3%
3%
11
11
Instrument Trays
Instrument Trays
2.7%
2.7%
12
12
Crash Carts
Crash Carts
2.7%
2.7%
13
13
Surgical Equipment
Surgical Equipment
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Infection Control
Infection Control
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
ETO
ETO
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Surgery
Surgery
2.1%
2.1%
17
17
Customer Service
Customer Service
2%
2%
18
18
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
2%
2%
19
19
Sterilization Equipment
Sterilization Equipment
2%
2%
20
20
Medical Instruments
Medical Instruments
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Steam Autoclaves
Steam Autoclaves
1.6%
1.6%
22
22
Ortho
Ortho
1.5%
1.5%
23
23
Defective Equipment
Defective Equipment
1.3%
1.3%
24
24
Neuro
Neuro
1.3%
1.3%
25
25
Surgical Supplies
Surgical Supplies
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Osha
Osha
1.2%
1.2%
27
27
Sterilizes Trays
Sterilizes Trays
1.1%
1.1%
28
28
Steam Sterilizers
Steam Sterilizers
1.1%
1.1%
29
29
Aami
Aami
1.1%
1.1%
30
30
Departmental Policies
Departmental Policies
1%
1%
31
31
Decontamination Area
Decontamination Area
1%
1%
32
32
Ethylene Oxide
Ethylene Oxide
1%
1%
33
33
Sterilization Areas
Sterilization Areas
1%
1%
34
34
Medical Procedures
Medical Procedures
0.9%
0.9%
35
35
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.9%
0.9%
36
36
Distributes Instruments
Distributes Instruments
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
Equipment Functions
Equipment Functions
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Sterilization Records
Sterilization Records
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Medical Records
Medical Records
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
SPM
SPM
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
0.8%
0.8%
42
42
Equipment Storage Areas
Equipment Storage Areas
0.8%
0.8%
43
43
GYN
GYN
0.8%
0.8%
44
44
PPE
PPE
0.7%
0.7%
45
45
Maintenance Procedures
Maintenance Procedures
0.7%
0.7%
46
46
Special Requests
Special Requests
0.7%
0.7%
47
47
Sterilizer Test Results
Sterilizer Test Results
0.7%
0.7%
48
48
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.7%
0.7%
49
49
GI
GI
0.7%
0.7%
50
50
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.7%
0.7%

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