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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.

To become a Sterilisation Technician

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Infection Control

  • Computer Literacy

  • Patient Care

  • Surgical Instruments

  • Equipment / Instrument Sterilisation

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