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Central Sterile Processing Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Center for Healthcare Apprenticeships (NCHA)
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 16 total skills
Cleaning, decontamination and disinfection of surgical equipment and instruments
Maintain the work environment in a safe, clean and orderly fashion
Prepare working area for decontamination
Prepare quality tests to ensure proper equipment operation; repair, service or obtain professional vendor services as needed
Separate disposable from non-disposable items and dispose of expendable supplies properly
Prepare items for decontamination and conduct decontamination procedures
Preparation, packaging and sterilization of surgical equipment
Inspect items for cleanliness, functionality and integrity
Assemble items for packaging and sterilization
Transfer and sterilize items safely and accurately
Maintain personal health and safety as well as team/environment health and safety
Sterilize instruments and equipment properly, fully and in accordance with standard operating procedures and/or manufacturer recommendations (IFUs)
Prepare work area and test sterilizer function
Select appropriate sterilizer equipment, packaging and methods based on equipment, instruments and standard operating procedures
Load sterilizer properly, use correct cycle settings
Manage inventory and restocking according to established protocols; participate in team and department functions
Maintain safe, clean and orderly storage environment
Stock, rotate, inspect, confirm, distribute and monitor usage of items
Demonstrate strong customer relations skills
Participate in department organization and functions

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