Sterile Processing Technician
Performs decontamination, sterilization, and processing of supplies and equipment used during invasive and non-invasive procedures. May be assigned to different areas of Sterile Processing, focusing on a variety of duties which all require the use of state-of-the-art sterile processing methods and strict adherence to established departmental policies and procedures. Requires the ability to read and write and knowledge of grammar, and arithmetic, including fractions and decimals. May require the use of standard office/medical equipment (i.e., typewriter, personal computer, data terminal, on-line printer, calculator, telephone, facsimile, copier, sterilizing equipment, blood pressure cuff, OR tables). May require the preparation, comparison or checking of reports, records and related data. May require basic use of formulas, charts, tables, drawings and knowledge of their application. Requires knowledge such as that which would normally be acquired through the completion of a high school education or GED. May require up to l year of technical or other specialized training. Registration by the International Society of Healthcare & Material Management Association (ISHMMA) and current certification as Sterile Processing Technician (12 CEU's per year). From 1 to 3 years experience required.