Medical Equipment Preparer

Medical equipment preparers work in clean and orderly environments enjoy working with their hands and paying attention to detail and are willing to work with various types of cleaners and chemical substances. Medical equipment preparers who are sometimes called “sterile supply technicians” install cleanse disinfect and sterilize laboratory healthcare equipment that is used during the course of treating patients. The website www.healthjobsstarthere.com says that items medical equipment preparers take care of include respirators wheelchairs dialysis and oxygen machines and hospital beds. They perform tasks needed to maintain this type of equipment and in some cases they are in charge of delivering it to hospitals or to patients’ homes. Medical equipment preparers must be in good physical condition because they spend a great deal of time on their feet and to accomplish their tasks they must often bend and lift various heavy items. Medical equipment preparers are employed in health care facilities such as clinics and hospitals but in some cases they work in private physicians’ offices or even in private homes where medical equipment is in use. For this career a high school diploma is necessary. However it is a good idea to have some vocational training or an associate’s degree. Some employers require them to earn certification as sterile processing technicians. According to the website www.earnmydegree.com medical equipment preparers earn an average of $27000 per year.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Avg Salary: $27000
High Salary: $29000
Low Salary: $25000
Tasks: Cleans and sterilizes medical equipment.
Delivers equipment to various locations within a medical facility.
Inspects equipment to ensure it meets sterilization standards.
Reassembles equipment after it has been cleaned.
Also Called: Sterile Supply Technician
Medical Equipment Cleaner
Healthcare Equipment Preparer
Medical Supply Assembler
Additional Resources: http://www.healthjobsstarthere.com/resources/job/Medical-Equipment-Preparer.html
http://www.healthcarecareers.org/medical-equipment-preparer/
http://www.earnmydegree.com/online-education/careers/health-care-support/medical-equipment-preparers.html