CSSD SPECIALIST, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates and monitors steam and gas plasma sterilizers, washer-disinfectors, ultrasonic cleaners, heat sealers, biological test incubators and all other CSSD equipment.
  • Sterilizes instruments from all units and departments, under the direction of the CSSD Supervisor.
  • Distributes sterile supplies adequate for routine patient needs and for emergency requirements.
  • Operates all other CSSD equipment by adhering to manufacturers’ instructions and departmental protocols.
  • Processes and maintains sterile instruments and surgical sets by adhering to established standardization of sets and correct handling techniques.
  • Understands principles and is competent in the use of specialized unit equipment including monitoring, troubleshooting, management and adjusting which are as follows:
  • Water Disinfector
  • Ultrasonic Washer Disinfector
  • Drying Cabinet
  • Steam Sterilizer
  • Gas Plasma Sterilizer
  • Steam Sterilizer Loading / Unloading Carts
  • Biological Indicators Incubator
  • Heat Sealing Machine
  • Collects and distributes items to and from units in a timely manner and correct documents and reports any shortage problems.
  • Inspects all instruments and devices to determine that they are in good working condition.
  • Reports deficits, defects, losses, breakages, shortage and untoward incidents to the CSSD Supervisor.
  • Must be willing to work scheduled duty hours, shifts, weekends, on-call and national holidays on rotation, as required.
  • Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned by the Director of Nursing or designee within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Collaborative, able to work with all members of healthcare team in a manner that promotes and encourages each contribution towards achieving optimal patient, family and organizational goals.
  • Practices within the Professional Code of Conduct.
  • Other essential personal attributes include:
  • Honest and Pleasant
  • Ethical
  • Compassionate
  • Flexible


Medical sterilization




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