Sterile Supply Technician I
Company: MyMichigan Health
Posted on: January 25, 2023
The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for sterilizing
supplies and decontaminating instruments needed for patient
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(25%)* Assesses instrument/supply needs daily in the OR and ER,
restocks daily as needed. Prepares instruments/supplies in other
areas as needed.
(25%)* Issues required supplies/instruments daily or as needed to
nursing units, operating room, and any other areas as needed.
(25%)* Evaluates instrument/supplies prior to sterilization for
impairments or other sterilization related issues.
(15%)* Begins preparing sterilizer for use promptly at the
beginning of each shift.
(10%)* Maintains accurate logs. Spore checks and other
sterilization parameters are performed and documented daily.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Correctly utilizes biological and chemical monitors.
Correctly utilizes dart tests.
Performs correct procedure for flushing sterilizers daily or when
used and documents in the designated areas.
Correctly participates/performs cleaning procedures on designated
equipment weekly or as scheduled.
Documents on logs accordingly. Assesses the need for personal
protective equipment, places approved orders, and replenishes
supply cabinets on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and as needed.
Puts all supplies and carts away in their designated areas at the
end of each shift.
Correctly prepares and monitors indicators for the Steris and
documents in the log at designated times.
Assists anesthesia with care and cleaning of instrumentation in a
Monitors and prepares milk baths in Sterile Processing according to
schedule and need.
Documents in appropriate log timely.
Performs pertinent procedures on instruments as needed (ie. acid
Reports to the OR and ER Managers need for replacing
Provides pertinent ordering manufacturer numbers.
Assists in cleaning flexible endoscopes as needed.
Assists OR staff by filling glove holders, masks, scrubs, and
changing sharp containers weekly or as needed.
Correctly prepares linen and distributes neatly to designated area
Assists in putting medical supplies away in OR/Sterile Processing
by the end of each shift.
Assists in monitoring medical supplies for expiration dates.
Provides manager with supply orders that are legible and with
correct ordering numbers.
Orders supplies at appropriate par levels to reduce overhead
Prepares physician office/health department instruments correctly
and timely according to parameters.
Assures all instruments are counted and documented prior to and
Assists in terminal cleaning of rooms during periods of high
patient census or as scheduled.
Reviews and observes policies and procedures designated for Sterile
Obtains and maintains knowledge of sterilization standards (through
class or private study).
Participates in OR/Sterile Processing performance improvement
Obtains and maintains knowledge of surgical instrumentation and
Attends inservices on new equipment as assigned.
Recognizes and responds to priority needs in patient care
Independently performs assigned duties and recognizes and performs
duties which need to be done although not directly assigned.
Actively participates in orientation of new employees.
Keeps busy doing department productive activities in periods of low
Follows chain of command with concerns or questions.
Demonstrates a positive attitude towards physicians, co-workers,
and all customers.
Strives to exceed the customer satisfaction.
Communicates issues or concerns to the person(s) involved.
Assists in other areas of the hospital willingly if needed.
Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS
Organization skills, manual dexterity, customer service skills,
communication skills, teamwork skills, and computer skills are
required. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB
testing as required. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven
organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in
Microsoft Windows. An employee may be required to participate in
further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS PHYSICAL/MENTAL
REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal
protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate
substitute if required for your position.Is able to move freely
about the unit and hospital.Overall vision is necessary; including
reading, depth perception, close-up work and must have a peripheral
field of vision.Hearing and speech on the phone as well as in
person are necessary. Must be able to communicate verbally in
person, on the phone and in writing. Frequently required to
sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.Some exposure to blood
borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.Ability
to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
stay awake.Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs. Overall
dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping,
fingering, and feeling.
Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Flint , Sterile Supply Technician I, Professions , Gladwin, Michigan
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