Career outlook for sterile services technician
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make sure that medical equipment is kept clean and safe for use with patients. You might look after items used in hospital wards, clinics or operating theatres.
- Collect items from wards, clinics and operating theatres
- Take apart items for cleaning
- Clean and sterilise all items
- Put pieces back together
- Check that all items work and are clean
- Deliver sterile items by trolley, to wards and departments
- Restock supplies of items such as dressings and syringes
- Operate a steam sterilising machine
You would use specialised equipment to clean large items.
It would be important to follow health and safety rules at all times.
Youcan see more about this role on the Decontamination and sterile services page on the NHS Careers website.
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