Processing Tech Job Description

Processing Tech Job Description

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Processing tech provides the best possible results in the processing and sterilization of surgical instruments and equipmentRespond to requests for sterile instruments and supplies.

Processing Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective processing tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included processing tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Demonstrates knowledge of high level disinfection and sterilization of endoscopy equipment
Monitors and records all test loads and sterilization cycles
Reprocesses instrumentation for sterilization
Monitors all instrumentation for proper sterilization prior to releasing for use
Sterilization.Ensure appropriate supplies are used in the process of sterilizing items
Knows all parameters of team and E.T.O
Maintains accurate records for PM’s for equipment
Maintains accurate log for equipment out for repair
Receives all soiled instrumentation and implements the appropriate decontamination process per manufacturer instructions
Practices Standards Precautions

Processing Tech Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Processing Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BCLS, CRCST, BLS, CSP, CPR, IAHCSMM

Education for Processing Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the processing tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Education, Technical, General Education, Associates, Science, Medical, Technology, Department of Education, Healthcare, Chemistry

Skills for Processing Tech

Desired skills for processing tech include:

Performance improvement tools and techniques
High level disinfection and sterilization of endoscopy equipment
Surgical instrumentation
Sterilization
Surgical supplies and equipment
Assembly
Be able to articulate on soaps and detergents
Instrument processing techniques
Medical
Nursing

Desired experience for processing tech includes:

Must be able to see and speak with customers and observe equipment operation
Reach, bend, kneel and have high level of manual dexterity
Occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Frequently exposed to hazardous chemicals, extreme temperatures and to blood borne pathogens
Understands, remembers and communicates routine, factual information
Orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected classifications

Processing Tech Examples

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Processing Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a processing tech. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for processing tech
  • 1 In compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), responsible for collecting plasma samples and moving plasma units to freezer to ensure product quality
  • Work area is well maintained ie
  • PPE, appropriate for task being performed in the Instrument Room, is used ie
  • Appropriate use of reporting mechanism ie
  • Receives, accessions, and tracks specimens in the department's information system(s)
  • Verifies accuracy of collected specimens against orders
  • Prepares specimens for testing or shipment to external laboratory
  • Disposes of specimens according to policies and procedures
  • Performs clerical tasks as necessary or assigned, including answering calls and entering data
  • Positively influences the behavior of others
Qualifications for processing tech
  • One year previous experience in Central Sterile and/or scrub experience preferred
  • ORT, CST or LVN preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience with accessioning, data entry, and specimen collection
  • Ability to type at a minimum of 5000 key strokes per hour is required
  • Must be able to read and understand scientific and complex directions
  • Ability to follow lab safety practices when working in the freezer or with hazardous materials
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Processing Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of processing tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for processing tech
  • Responds promptly to needs of the surgical team regarding instrumentation availability
  • Manage NPL (mineral) and flavor skids (CIP’s, batching, training )
  • Other duties as necessary to support the maintenance and operation of water processing
  • Specimen Management
  • Ensures adequate amounts of equipment and supplies in collaboration with the O.R
  • Inspects all instrument for cleanliness and decontamination
  • Follows personal protection and infection control guidelines
  • Produce accurate, complete and clean instrument trays
  • Quality controls completed as required
  • Performs and documents required quality assurance testing and inspection on stock
Qualifications for processing tech
  • Maintains a clean and orderly central processing area ( shelves, counters, equipment)
  • Supports the center’s mission by providing flexibility in assignment changes
  • Performs required quality controls Bowie Dick, Biological Monitoring, Tosi Test, and Sonic Check
  • Six months of experience, highly preferred
  • Sterile Processing and Distribution Certification (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) Certification or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) highly preferred
  • Experience applying 5S to the work area/department
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a processing tech. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for processing tech
  • Has working knowledge of infection prevention and sterilization practices, principles and techniques
  • Preforms all duties essential to quality high throughput data generations associated with platform specific technology-including but not limited to assigned primary platform and/or secondary platform(s)
  • Gain and maintain the ability to operate all electronic and robotic equipment essential to primary platform processing
  • Maintain consistency and quality in lab techniques and procedures within an ever changing and fluid work environment
  • May assist in the training of new technicians and interns in order to better manage laboratory workload
  • Proficiency in providing input to the best ways to maximize laboratory efficiency
  • Accurate record keeping which includes but is not limited to laboratory notebooks, lot record tracking, sample archives, LIMS and/or repository as necessary
  • Proficiency in a variety of molecular biological techniques
  • Generates and analyzes initial data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytical instrumentation
  • Assists in maintaining the laboratory including alerting appropriate personnel when there is a need for ordering supplies and/or equipment, calibrating instruments, performing preventive maintenance, following established cleaning protocols and assuring a safe environment
Qualifications for processing tech
  • Performs assigned duties to maintain, unit in a state of survey readiness and maintain quality initiatives
  • Ability to operate all sterilizers (Steam, ETO, Sterrad, Steris) including completion and maintenance of appropriate documentation
  • Ability to safely operate washer disinfectors and cart washers
  • Ability to identify safety issues associated with the washer disinfector and the cart wash
  • Ability to use SPM for the purpose of setting, locating, and determining appropriate substitutions
  • Knowledge of all appropriate computer systems/programs applicable to role
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Processing Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of processing tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for processing tech
  • Follows established SOPs accurately and efficiently, supports ISO procedures
  • Meets individual and departmental goals and objectives
  • May be required to work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime hours
  • Keep log on all work processed and maintains S.P.C
  • May inspect/approve parts prior to moving on to the next operation per procedures
  • Parts to be lifted and/or transported may weigh up to 30lbs
  • Compiling applications for renewable utility net metering and interconnection programs, and tracking a systems progress through these steps
  • Cleaning and reprocessing of scopes and completion of routine
  • Required testing for reprocessing of equipment
  • Prepare specimens for testing, analysis or shipment to external laboratories
Qualifications for processing tech
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment and maintain production and quality standards determined by the clinical laboratory
  • Must be flexible in working hours - overtime, vacation coverage and holidays
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in SPD
  • Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, sterile indicator tags, colors, operate equipment, identify equipment and supplies
  • Frequent interactions with care providers that require employee to verbally communicate hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations
  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer equipment
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Processing Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a processing tech. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for processing tech
  • Perform data entry and tracks specimens
  • Maintain specimen handling and testing supplies
  • Perform proper disposal of specimens
  • Specimen Processing and/or lab experience preferred
  • Coordinate on time preparation of equipment needed with next day scheduled procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by manager/supervisor staff
  • Maintains specimen handling and testing supplies as necessary to ensure an adequate inventory
  • Delivers sterile/processed items to the appropriate departments
  • Assists co-workers as a team member to accomplish job duties
  • Participates in unit/hospital/community and professional/educational activities, including department staff meetings
Qualifications for processing tech
  • Need to walk and assist with transporting, obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment
  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position with person protective equipment for an extended period of time
  • Employees must be legally authorized to wrok in the United States
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires a US person status
  • Minimum 3 months experience working in Aerospace Fastening Manufacturing
  • Must attend a minimum of six Departmental in-services each year

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