Sterilization Technician inserting prepared medical instruments into an autoclave

Sterilisation Technician

Sterilisation Technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen, in a sterilisation service facility.

Overview

Sterilisation Technicians clean, sterilise and package surgical instruments and other hospital equipment, soft goods and linen, in a sterilisation service facility.

Day-to-day

  • identifies equipment to be sterilised
  • cleans and sterilises surgical instruments and other hospital equipment
  • operates a variety of sterilisation machines
  • complies with infection control policies and procedures
  • prepares and packs medical items.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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