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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

  • $51,000

    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 Career Paths

Sterile Technician
Nanny Lead Teacher Director
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nanny Lead Teacher Assistant Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Nanny Lead Teacher Manager
Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Shift Leader Store Manager Owner
Co-Owner
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Store Manager
Service Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Assistant Manager
Communications Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Research Associate Project Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Technician Analyst Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Director
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Production Supervisor Material Manager
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Production Supervisor Operation Supervisor
Fleet Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Technician Production Supervisor Processing Supervisor
Processing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Store Manager Owner/Manager
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Shift Supervisor Superintendent Quality Control Manager
Technical Services Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Sterile Technician

  1. Patient Rooms
  2. Dental Procedures
  3. Surgical Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Filled in as sterile tech, cleaned and set up patient rooms as needed.
  • Developed patient X-Rays and prepared solutions for various dental procedures.
  • Contributed to the success of nursing staff by administering appropriate dispersal of instruments for surgical procedures.
  • Maintain cost effective preventive maintenance, operations and procedures toward providing effective and efficient patient care and customer support.
  • Sterilize instruments following prescribed procedures and guidelines, and challenging the sterilization process using internal, external and biological monitoring systems.

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Sterile Technician Demographics

Gender

Female

59.1%

Male

29.0%

Unknown

11.9%
Ethnicity

White

61.5%

Hispanic or Latino

17.7%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.2%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.8%

French

5.1%

Arabic

5.1%

Chinese

2.5%

Vietnamese

2.5%

Hindi

2.5%

Portuguese

1.3%

Filipino

1.3%

Norwegian

1.3%

Marathi

1.3%

Malayalam

1.3%

Catalan

1.3%

Dakota

1.3%

Gujarati

1.3%

Mandarin

1.3%

Polish

1.3%

Tamil

1.3%

Korean

1.3%

Aymara

1.3%
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Sterile Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.9%

Everest Institute

7.6%

University of Central Florida

7.6%

Brigham Young University

6.1%

University of Washington

6.1%

Charter College

6.1%

Purdue University

5.3%

University of South Florida

4.5%

University of Florida

4.5%

Wake Technical Community College

4.5%

Grand Canyon University

4.5%

Valencia College

3.8%

Kirkwood Community College

3.8%

Truckee Meadows Community College

3.8%

University of New Mexico

3.8%

Troy University

3.0%

East Carolina University

3.0%

Western Washington University

3.0%

University of North Texas

3.0%

Miami Dade College

3.0%
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Majors

Dental Assisting

16.6%

Business

13.3%

Nursing

9.9%

Medical Assisting Services

7.6%

Biology

6.7%

Medical Technician

6.5%

Health Care Administration

6.3%

General Studies

5.3%

Psychology

4.8%

Criminal Justice

3.1%

Pharmacy

3.0%

Management

2.8%

Liberal Arts

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Nursing Assistants

2.0%

Communication

1.7%

Computer Information Systems

1.7%

Health Sciences And Services

1.6%

Culinary Arts

1.3%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

38.6%

Bachelors

26.8%

Associate

16.0%

Certificate

9.3%

Diploma

3.8%

Masters

3.6%

License

1.0%

Doctorate

0.9%
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