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What is Central Sterile Processing

A department within the hospital that supports surgical services. Your main responsibility is to ensure that instruments used by all medical personnel in a hospital or other healthcare facility are clean and sterile. This entails performing manual cleaning prior to sterilization, placing cleaned instruments in sterilizers such as autoclaves, and starting and monitoring autoclaves. You also examine equipment for defects and report problems to staff, test autoclaves and record the results, order supplies, assemble instrument trays, distribute supplies and ensure that sterile supplies are within their expiration date.

The Ladder of Success

Technician

  • Entry Level Position

Quality Technician

Instrumentation Coordinator

Lead Technician

Supervisor

Service Coordinator

Manager

Director

 

 

 

Reference:

US Bureau of Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319093.htm