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Working As A Sterile Technician

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Processing Information
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $78,103

    Average Salary

What Does A Sterile Technician Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Decontaminates all material and instruments upon receipt to department.
* Promotes customer satisfaction by assuring prompt and accurate service.
* Maintains and validates high standards of ethics, safety and cleanliness of the Sterilization Department in a timely and conscientious manner.
* Maintains accurate records of the effectiveness of the cleaning, disinfecting and sterilization processes.
* Removes instrumentation which are misaligned, pitted, cracked or otherwise in need of service or replacement from service.
* Maintains proper stock arrangement, rotation and shelf life of sterile supplies and equipment.
* Ensures that all moving instrument parts are clean and well lubricated.
* Assembles instrument trays utilizing the approved count sheet and documents process count accurately.
* Packages all reusable trays/items following departmental policy with proper documentation.
* Cleans departmental shelves, carts, equipment and maintains a neat and Organizational work area.
* Restocks specialty trays, i.e. plates, screws in a timely manner prior to sterilization.
* Prepares lot/load documentation for all items placed in a cycle.
* Maintains proper documentation on the preferred method of routine care, cleaning and sterilization for all surgical equipment.
* Follows manufacturer's instruction for process to prolong the useful life of the equipment and ensure that it is maintained in good working condition.
* Ensures workload is shared equally in the department in meeting the daily department workload.
* Assists in noting trends regarding instrumentation breakdown for process improvement.
* Follows all required safety and central processing standards, including OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standard to avoid injury and contamination to self and others.
* Ensures disinfectants are used in proper concentration.
* Understands disinfectants must remain in contact with all surfaces for a specific period to allow penetration of all the microbial cell walls and deactivation.
* Ensures manufacturer's label instructions are followed completely on all chemicals and solutions utilized in the Department.
* Validates disinfectants are never mixed with each other since this may inactivate disinfecting properties and release toxic fumes.
* Ensures proper recording of biological and monitoring of the sterilization process including lot controls.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Sterile Technician Do At Allergan

* Incumbent will perform inspections of products and pulling Quality Assurance samples for Microbiology and Chemistry testing.
* Perform aseptic interventions on equipment.
* Maintain a clean and organized work area during and at the end of each shift.
* Assist Allergan in achieving environmental, health, and safety goals by working safely and observing all general plant and department safety policies.
* Perform all assigned duties according to departmental SOP’s and cGMP’s.
* Remain current on proper procedures by reviewing current, revised, and new SOP’s relating to the job and to the department.
* Complete and remain current with all required cGMP and safety training.
* Assist Maintenance Technicians with basic mechanical adjustments as needed.
* Complete all required documentation associated with the production and / or packaging of product.
* Assist daily production in operating and monitoring technical, computerized, production machinery, ensuring quality standards are maintained.
* Assumes other duties and responsibilities, as necessary, within the Multi Dose department, in an effort to provide the required support to ensure adherence to the production schedule

What Does A Sterile Technician Do At Mayo Clinic

* Disassembles, cleans, prepares, sterilizes and distributes trays, instruments and equipment according to prescribed procedures and aseptic technique.
* Monitors and documents all chemical, mechanical and biological indicators to ensure sterility.
* Assists in maintaining department inventory and equipment.
* Dispenses surgical supplies to the Operating Room

What Does A Sterile Technician Do At Trinity Health

* SJMHS Hospital Ann Arbor
* Location:
* Ann Arbor, MI
* Department:
* CSR
* Schedule:
* Contingent
* Shift:
* Flexible

What Does A Sterile Technician Do At Medtronic

* Perform any or all of the following functions as
* assigned:
* Monitor EO levels and sterilizers

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Sterile Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

69.0%

Male

29.7%

Unknown

1.2%
Ethnicity

White

61.3%

Hispanic or Latino

17.6%

Black or African American

10.4%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

71.1%

Chinese

4.4%

French

4.4%

Arabic

4.4%

Portuguese

2.2%

Vietnamese

2.2%

Dakota

2.2%

Norwegian

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Aymara

2.2%

Catalan

2.2%
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Sterile Technician Education

Schools

Brigham Young University

6.7%

Kirkwood Community College

6.7%

University of Phoenix

6.7%

University of New Mexico

6.7%

Brigham Young University - Idaho

5.3%

Troy University

5.3%

University of Florida

5.3%

University of Washington

5.3%

University of Central Florida

5.3%

Purdue University

5.3%

Grand Canyon University

5.3%

Florida SouthWestern State College

4.0%

University of Toledo

4.0%

Wake Technical Community College

4.0%

Everest Institute

4.0%

Herzing University

4.0%

University of Central Oklahoma

4.0%

James Madison University

4.0%

Charter College

4.0%

Miami Dade College

4.0%
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Majors

Dental Assisting

13.8%

Business

13.3%

Nursing

10.1%

Biology

7.9%

Health Care Administration

7.1%

Medical Assisting Services

6.9%

Psychology

6.4%

General Studies

5.4%

Medical Technician

4.4%

Criminal Justice

3.7%

Nursing Assistants

2.9%

Education

2.9%

Pharmacy

2.9%

Management

2.5%

Health Sciences And Services

2.2%

Kinesiology

1.7%

Finance

1.7%

Communication

1.5%

Computer Information Systems

1.5%

Public Health

1.2%
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Degrees

Other

40.9%

Bachelors

25.3%

Associate

14.8%

Certificate

9.2%

Masters

4.7%

Diploma

2.7%

License

1.2%

Doctorate

1.2%
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Top Skills for A Sterile Technician

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  1. Surgical Procedures
  2. Dental Procedures
  3. Sterilize Instruments
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  • Identified, disassembled, cleaned and correctly reassembled instruments used for various surgical procedures.
  • Assisted doctors in dental procedures, set up and tore down procedure rooms.
  • Sterilize instruments, set up trays, clean up rooms after the patient leaves.
  • Managed Infection Control: Sterilized and disinfected dental equipment in order to prepare for surgery and organized instruments for procedures.
  • Operated steam autoclaves for sterilizing instruments according to OSHA guidelines.

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