Instrument Tech 1, Full Time, Days
May fill position for a Instrument Tech 2, job code 2335
The Instrument Technician is responsible for the proper decontamination of all instruments and disassembling, cleaning, lubricating, packaging, and wrapping as well as sterilizing all instruments utilizing one of the following 3 methods of sterilization: steam, Steris, or Sterrad. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Instrument Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Ensures that all instruments are rapidly decontaminated for turnover procedures and that instrument sets are assembled according to count sheets
- Completes the necessary processes for sterilization; keeps records of cleaning of all steam sterilizers in the department
- Is responsible for assembling and maintaining sterilization charts for the following sterilizers: steam, Steris, and Sterrad
- Performs an inventory review and orders and restocks the supplies needed for the autoclaving processes
- Is responsible for determining the need for and the replacement of routine instruments and initiates repairs and purchase orders with director approval
The Instrument Technician reports to the assigned supervisor.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Heavy (Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally):
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
This position includes the potential for exposure to numerous environmental hazards and contaminants including blood and body fluids from needles, suction,
splashing, and instruments. Exposure to chemicals may occur from handling cleaning solvents and the equipment and supplies involved with Sterrad, Steris, and steam sterilization. Inhalational contamination from anesthesia gases may also occur. Electrical exposure may occur from using the sterilization units used for processing. There is a potential for physical hazards due to injuries related to lifting, slipping, and moving heavy equipment. The physical environment also includes exposure to noisy work areas, physical exertion, disagreeable odors, and emergency situations that require quick judgment. There will be daily encounters that require accurate prioritization. The applicant must wear protective clothing including rubber gloves, masks, goggles, gowns, and aprons.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Knowledge of preparing and sterilizing surgical instruments and supplies preferred
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English