Securing a job as a central sterile processing technician (CSPT) or certified registered central service technician (CRCST) hinges on a strong sterile processing tech resume. The applicant needs to show integrity and excellence on the career path. Here are five tips sterile techs can use to win over their potential healthcare employers.
#1: Compelling Sterile Processing Technician Resume “Objective”
The applicant should ideally be able to show he or she is a certified sterile technician; although this credential is proof that you are an experienced allied health professional, the sterile processing technician objective needs to go much further, showing a life-long commitment to learning and improving your sterile processing skills. Your objective should also stress an eagerness to add your interpersonal and organizational skills to the medical team.
#2: Shows off your Sterile Processing Skills
In addition to a sterile tech’s essential duties, such as decontaminating and sterilizing instruments and supplies, the applicant should also be able to show adeptness in following procedures to the letter. When you list the sterilization, ordering, maintenance and labeling procedures used frequently in your job, describe your methods with words like “accurate,” “timely” and “precise.”
#3: Highlights strengths
No sterile processing resume is complete without convincing the potential employer that you work well independently, excel at critical thinking, and have a vast knowledge of sterilizers (list as many as you can by name) and medical instruments. Emphasize that you have the physical stamina for extensive and repetitive movement, lifting over 50 pounds, etc. You should make clear to employers that you know how to protect yourself from exposure to harmful chemicals and infectious diseases.
#4: Uses between 6 to 10 bullet points to cite work experience
Break down the most important duties in your last sterile tech job by using a bullet point to introduce each one. Each item on the list will give healthcare employers an idea of how much responsibility you are used to, what kinds of equipment and instruments you know how to sterilize, count and label, as well as policies and standards you were expected to follow.
#5: Identify the sterile tech program and college(s) you graduated from
List your sterile tech certification first, followed by the institution where you earned it. For example: Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM); or Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT) Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD). The items that follow sterile tech certification are medical skills and credentials, such as CPR/First Aid Certified. The last entry for “Education” should be, if applicable, where you obtained a 4-year college degree.
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