Profession sterile services technician
Sterile services technicians ensure decontamination of medical devices in compliance with strict hygienic procedures. They dismantle and re-assemble sophisticated medical equipment through sterilising, cleaning, and repackaging it for further usage, under supervision, following the orders of the doctor of medicine or other qualified medical personnel.
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- Sterilization techniques
The methods and techniques used to destroy or remove microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria that can contaminate medical instruments or any type of material in a health care setting.
- Microscopic techniques
The techniques, functions and limitations of microscopy to visualise objects that cannot be seen with the normal eye.
- Professional documentation in health care
The written standards applied in the health care professional environments for documentation purposes of one`s activity.
- Surgical asepsis
The way to keep equipment and surfaces sterile to prevent infections during medical care.
- Hygiene in a health care setting
The procedures related to maintaining a hygienic environment within a health care setting such as hospitals and clinics. It can range from hand washing to cleaning and disinfection of medical equipment used and infection control methods.
- Infection control
The routes of transmission and methods of preventing spread of common and important infecting organisms together with the methods available for sterilisation and disinfection of pathogenic organisms in the prevention of infection.
Microbiology-Bacteriology is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.
- Comply with legislation related to health care
Comply with the regional and national legislation that is relevant to one`s work and apply it in practice.
- Follow clinical guidelines
Follow agreed protocols and guidelines in support of healthcare practice which are provided by healthcare institutions, professional associations, or authorities and also scientific organisations.
- Work in multidisciplinary health teams
Participate in the delivery of multidisciplinary health care, and understand the rules and competences of other healthcare related professions.
- Comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice
Apply quality standards related to risk management, safety procedures, patients feedback, screening and medical devices in daily practice, as they are recognized by the national professional associations and authorities.
- Adhere to organisational guidelines
Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.
- Operate microscope
Operate a microscope, an instrument used to see objects that are too small for the naked eye to see.
- Maintain personal hygiene standards
Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.
- Repackage medical equipment after sterilisation
Re-assemble and package the newly sterilized medical equipment and devices, sealing and labelling them properly for further use.
- Use technical equipment for sterilisation
Work with technical equipment and machinery such as steam sterilisers to clean and disinfect equipment and devices.
- Sterilise medical equipment
Disinfect and clean all medical devices and equipment gathered from operating rooms, wards and other departments of a hospital or clinic and check for bacteria after disinfection using a microscope.
- Manage infection control in the facility
Implement a set of measures to prevent and control infections, formulating and establishing health and safety procedures and policies.
- Communicate effectively in healthcare
Communicate effectively with patients, families and other caregivers, health care professionals, and community partners.
- Follow written instructions
Follow written directions in order to perform a task or carry out a step-by-step procedure.
- Participate in medical inventory control
Participate in inventory control and safe storage of materials and re-order supplies.
Optional knowledge and skillsselect hazard control medical devices materials communicate in foreign languages with health service providers e-procurement follow control of substances hazardous to health procedures health care system medical informatics dispose medical waste handle chemical cleaning agents
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