CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Medical Equipment Preparers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment. Organize and assemble routine and specialty surgical instrument trays and other sterilized supplies, filling special requests as needed.
 
Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
 
Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
 
Record sterilizer test results.
 
Disinfect and sterilize equipment such as respirators, hospital beds, and oxygen and dialysis equipment, using sterilizers, aerators, and washers.
 
Start equipment and observe gauges and equipment operation to detect malfunctions and to ensure equipment is operating to prescribed standards.
 
Examine equipment to detect leaks, worn or loose parts, or other indications of disrepair.
 
Report defective equipment to appropriate supervisors or staff.
 
Check sterile supplies to ensure that they are not outdated.
 
Attend hospital in-service programs related to areas of work specialization.
 
Purge wastes from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems.
 
Deliver equipment to specified hospital locations or to patients' residences.
 
Assist hospital staff with patient care duties such as providing transportation or setting up traction.
 
Install and set up medical equipment, using hand tools.
 
Stock crash carts or other medical supplies.
 
Maintain records of inventory and equipment usage, and order medical instruments and supplies when inventory is low.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Calendar software Calendar and scheduling software
 
Database software Data base user interface and query software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
MEDITECH Supply Chain Management Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Aerators Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Automatic dryers Heating or drying equipment or accessories
 
Bowie Dick test packs Sterilization test packs and accessories
 
Chemical sterilization indicators Sterilization indicator strips
 
Cleaning or sterilizing scrubbing brushes Sterilization cleaning brushes
 
Computerized scope washers Powered instrument cleaning devices or accessories
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Equipment bar code readers Bar code reader equipment
 
Ethylene oxide gas sterilizers Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Gas sterilizers Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Heat-sealer machines Sterilization heat sealers
 
Hot air sterilizers Dry heat or hot air sterilizers
 
Laboratory glass flasks Laboratory flasks
 
Medical examination protective gloves Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
 
Ozone sterilizers Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Padded gloves Protective gloves
 
Paracetic acid sterilizers Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Plasma gas sterilizers Chemical or gas sterilizers
 
Pressure regulation monitors Pressure regulator
 
Pressure steam autoclaves Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Prevacuum sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Protective aprons Medical staff aprons or bibs
 
Protective caps Surgeon caps or hoods
 
Protective ear plugs Ear plugs
 
Protective gowns Medical staff isolation or cover gowns
 
Protective masks Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
 
Spore strips Sterilization biological kits
 
Steam gravity sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Steam high vacuum sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Sterilizers Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Temperature monitors Temperature regulators
 
Temperature tracing and recording thermometers Heat tracing equipment
 
Ultrasonic cleaners Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
 
Washer sterilizers Instrument disinfectant washing equipment
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience None
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Bandage Maker
Case Cart Technician
Central Processing Technician (CPT)
Central Processing and Distribution Technician (CPD Technician)
Central Service Technician (CST)
Central Service Worker
Central Sterile Services Technician
Central Sterile Supply Coordinator
Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician)
Central Sterilization Technician
Central Supply Processing Department Technician (CSPDT)
Certified Central Supply Technician
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)
Clinical Laboratory Aide
Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS)
Equipment Technician
Health Equipment Servicer
Hot Packer
Inhalation Therapy Aide
Instrument Technician
Laboratory Equipment Cleaner
Laboratory Worker, Washing or Cleaning Laboratory Apparatus
Material Reprocessing Associate (MRA)
Medical Supply Technician
Oxygen Equipment Aide
Oxygen Equipment Preparer
Pathology Laboratory Aide
Registered Nurse
Renal Dialysis Technician
Respiratory Therapy Aide
Reuse Technician
Sanitarian Aide
Sanitary Aide
Sterile Preparation Technician
Sterile Processing Technician
Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Technician)
Sterile Technician
Sterilization Specialist
Sterilization Technician
Sterilizer
Surgery Technician (Surgery Tech)
Surgical Technician
Surgical Technologist
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Health Services - Other
Benchmark Title: Medical Equipment Preparers
 
 
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