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Sterile Supply Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Urban Institute
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 22 total skills
Clean, decontaminate, and disinfect equipment and instruments
Maintain the work environment in a safe, clean, and orderly fashion
Prepare working area for decontamination
Clean instruments to remove visible contaminants
Separate disposable from non-disposable items and dispose of expendable supplies properly
Perform mechanical cleaning properly – washer decontaminators, ultrasonic washers and cart washers – ensuring that all surfaces are exposed and that small pieces are contained
Properly process power hand pieces and attachments
Prepare and package instruments and equipment for sterilization
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
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
Ensure integrity and effectiveness of sterilization process
Store sterilized instruments and equipment properly
Manage inventory/stocking according to established protocols; participate in team and department management
Maintain safe, clean and orderly storage environment
Order equipment and supplies according to acquisition policies
Stock, rotate, distribute and monitor usage of items
Dispose of damaged, expired, obsolete, and surplus items according to protocol
Assemble case carts according to surgical/procedure schedule
Demonstrate strong customer relations skills
Participate in department organization and management

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