Instrument Tech

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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
Organization: St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, MT
Primary Location: MT-Billings/Surrounding Areas-Billings
Department: SVB-Central Sterile/Processing
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Evening Shift
Job Posting: 9/19/2017 11:01:16 PM
FTE: .05
Job Number: 17007538
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