Central Supply Worker

Scrub and wash surgical instruments, containers, and equipment.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Central Supply Workers do?

Performs any combination of following duties: Scrubs and washes surgical instruments, containers, and equipment, such as aspirators and suction units. Sterilizes instruments, equipment, surgical linens, and supplies, such as surgical packs and treatment trays, using autoclave, sterilizer, or antiseptic solutions. Prepares packs of supplies, instruments, and dressing and treatment trays, according to designated lists or codes, and wraps, labels, and seals packs. Stores prepared articles and supplies in designated areas. Fills requisitions, writes charges, and inventories supplies. May be assigned to hospital areas, such as surgery and delivery rooms.

Should I be a Central Supply Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Central Service Supply Distributor, Central Supply Aide, Central Supply Technician, Cloth Worker, Die Storage Worker See More

    How to become a Central Supply Worker

    Central Supply Workers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Central Supply Worker-related education!
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