Sterile Processing Technician

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Sterile Processing Technician

What They Do:

Sterile Processing Technicians play a critical role in preventing infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing, and distributing medical supplies, including all equipment and tools used in the operating room.

Also Known As:

Central Processing Technician (CPT), Central Service Technician (CST), Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Instrument Technician, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Tech), Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Tech), Sterile Technician, Sterilization Technician

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Certificate

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