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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4251 - Central Supply Aide

Job Description

GRADE: 107

Under immediate supervision; performs work of routine difficulty cleaning and distributing medical items; performs related work as required.

This is manual work of a repetitive nature, taking direction and supervision from the Infection Control and Supply Coordinator. Special knowledge and care must be exercised in working with the autoclave.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Washes, sterilizes equipment, instruments, and supply items used in medical and nursing procedures
• Replenishes supply carts and delivers to assigned areas
• Prepares packs of supplies, instruments, and dressing and treatment trays, according to designated lists or codes, and wraps, labels and seals packs.
• Delivers sterilized items and special medical trays to assigned areas
• Delivers IV supplies and IV pumps to assigned areas
• Picks up soiled items to be cleaned
• Stores prepared articles and supplies in designated areas.
• Stocks and maintains central supply
• Completes inventory and maintains the correct levels and/or numbers for supplies at which stock needs to be replenished
• Fills supply requisition and places orders as needed
• Place orders from suppliers according to contracts
• Tags items
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Practices and techniques and equipment utilized in the preparation
• Transportation and storage of sterile supplies
• Hazards and safety requirements of the work
• On-line ordering from vendors
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Correctly identifying instruments and medical supplies
• Keeping and maintaining simple records
• Dealing effectively with others
• Understanding and following verbal and/or written communications
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Work with minimal supervision
• Operate tools and equipment listed
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and the general public
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Convey excellent verbal and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality


Completion of a High school Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma and three to six months related experience and/or training; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position regularly includes tasks that occur indoors in a temperature controlled environment, on surfaces such as ceramic tile, vinyl tile, concrete wood or commercial carpeting. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to quiet.