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Sterile Supply Technician I

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Gladwin
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:


The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for sterilizing supplies and decontaminating instruments needed for patient care.


(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.


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 timely manner.

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 wash).

Reports to the OR and ER Managers need for replacing instruments.

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 timely.

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 cost.

Prepares physician office/health department instruments correctly and timely according to parameters.

Assures all instruments are counted and documented prior to and after sterilization.

Assists in terminal cleaning of rooms during periods of high patient census or as scheduled.

Reviews and observes policies and procedures designated for Sterile Processing.

Obtains and maintains knowledge of sterilization standards (through class or private study).

Participates in OR/Sterile Processing performance improvement activities.

Obtains and maintains knowledge of surgical instrumentation and equipment.

Attends inservices on new equipment as assigned.

Recognizes and responds to priority needs in patient care areas.

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 patient census.

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.


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.


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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