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31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants Bright Outlook

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Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.

31-1015.00 Orderlies
  • Disinfect or sterilize equipment or supplies, using germicides or sterilizing equipment.
  • Clean equipment, such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, or portable medical equipment, documenting needed repairs or maintenance.
  • Collect and transport infectious or hazardous waste in closed containers for sterilization or disposal, in accordance with applicable law, standards, or policies.
  • Collect soiled linen or trash.
  • Separate collected materials for disposal, recycling, or reuse, in accordance with environmental policies.
  • Supply, collect, or empty bedpans.
31-9093.00 Medical Equipment Preparers   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Operate and maintain steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads completed, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed.
  • Clean instruments to prepare them for sterilization.
  • Disinfect and sterilize equipment such as respirators, hospital beds, or oxygen or dialysis equipment, using sterilizers, aerators, or washers.
  • Purge wastes from equipment by connecting equipment to water sources and flushing water through systems.
31-9097.00 Phlebotomists Bright Outlook
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
31-9091.00 Dental Assistants Bright Outlook
  • Prepare patient, sterilize or disinfect instruments, set up instrument trays, prepare materials, or assist dentist during dental procedures.
  • Clean and polish removable appliances.
31-9096.00 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
  • Clean, maintain, and sterilize instruments or equipment.
  • Provide assistance with euthanasia of animals or disposal of corpses.

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