The Medical Supply Technician (Sterile Processing) is assigned to the Sterile Processing Service at the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Incumbent is responsible for the receipt of contaminated critical and semi-critical reusable medical equipment (RME) and for the decontamination and sterilization of this RME. This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until September 30, 2021 or until the positions are filled. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be March 19, 2021, with subsequent cut-off dates of every Friday until positions are filled. Receives contaminated critical and semi-critical RME in decontamination area and may receive noncritical equipment in the decontamination area as well. Disassembles the RME and determines the correct cleaning method, such as but not limited to ultrasonic cleaners, mechanical washers, cart washers and chemical cleaning/decontamination agents as determined by manufactures instructions. Inspects, prepares, assembles and determines the correct method and packaging for sterilization such as but not limited to steam, Sterrad, Steris, ETO and high-level disinfecting reprocessors. May prepare operating room case carts daily utilizing surgery schedule. Removes soil, blood, tissue fragments, body fluids and other contaminants by wiping, soaking, rinsing and scrubbing. Inspects packages for indications of proper sterilization, assembles basic sets and trays used throughout the medical center including those used in the operating room. Performs segments of work pertaining to the decontamination, sterilization and inspection of reusable medical equipment (RME). Completes segments of work pertaining to the assembly of basic sets and trays for use in the medical center. Operates equipment involved in sterilization processes. Performs and documents daily operational checks and records for all sterilization equipment. Work Schedule: Rotating Shifts, Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends and Holidays included Financial Discloser Report: Not required
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