This is the full performance level for the occupation. In this position, the incumbent will provide sterilization, preparation, supply items and reusable medical equipment decontamination and distribution support for the medical center. The term "supply item" refers to disposable and reusable items for patient care including instrumentation, reusable medical, surgical trays/sets and various other items that could be processed or assembled through the Preparation and Decontamination areas. This is the full performance level for the occupation. Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) in the decontamination area, and may receive noncritical equipment as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as, but not limited to, ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers/disinfectors, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents, as determined by manufacturer instructions. Inspects, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization, such as, but not limited to steam, gas plasma, and high-level disinfecting scope re-processors. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all processes and equipment. Additional duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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