In this position, the Instrument Tech assists in disassembling, cleaning, disinfecting, sterilizing and/or storing procedure trays, surgical trays and equipment and also assembles case carts and fills the needs of the OR for supplies and instruments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Sterilization and Instrument Responsibilities
Disassembles carts and follows Universal Precaution for decontamination
Sterilizes equipment and instruments, wraps clean supplies and instruments, maintains records for all instruments and transports sterilized items back to the floor
Assembles instruments and rechecks all instruments for cleanliness and/or impairment and properly checks power equipment with use of nitrogen
Takes measures to allow for easy instrument tracking including maintaining the color coding tape on all instruments, properly using the instrument engraver, reporting and documenting all missing instrument and implants replaced in trays and properly handles loaner instrument tray
Inventories and communicates the implant and equipment inventory status with the C.P. staff and the O.R. Charge Nurse including current order status, back orders and/or changes
Appropriately responds to emergency situations by making sure that all emergency, trauma and add-on cases are picked properly and sent to the O.R. in a timely manner. Remains knowledgeable in the proper procedure to follow during a cardiac arrest in the O.R
High School Diploma or equivalent
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
Experience in understanding and usage of computers, including the Microsoft Office suite, as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.