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"Medical Equipment Preparer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Medical Equipment Preparer"

1) Organize and assemble routine and specialty surgical instrument trays and other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.

2) Clean instruments in order to prepare them for sterilization.

3) Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.

4) Record sterilizer test results.

5) Disinfect and sterilize equipment such as respirators, hospital beds, and oxygen and dialysis equipment, using sterilizers, aerators, and washers.

6) Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation, in order to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.

7) Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair.

8) Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff.

9) Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated.

 

 

11) Attend hospital in-service programs related to areas of work specialization.

12) Purge wastes from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems.


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13) Deliver equipment to specified hospital locations or to patients' residences.

14) Assist hospital staff with patient care duties such as providing transportation and setting up traction.

15) Install and set up medical equipment using hand tools.

Job Description for "Medical Equipment Preparer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-I        SOC:  31-9093.00