Instrument Technician

Dignity Health Folsom, CA
Overview

Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom is the community hospital serving the Sierra foothills communities of Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs and Rescue. With 106 licensed acute-care beds, and a physician staff of nearly 500, our accredited, non-profit hospital has been providing exceptional care for more than 35 years. Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides surgical services including minimally-invasive general, urological and gynecological surgeries. Additionally, Mercy Hospital of Folsom provides comprehensive and award-winning orthopedic services, which include surgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and specialty orthopedic care. In 2016, Mercy Hospital of Folsom was one of 12 Dignity Health hospitals recognized by the The Joint Commission as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures.

Responsibilities

The Instrument Technician is a member of the health care team who works under the direction of the Clinical Coordinator, OR. The incumbent prepares instruments and equipment for sterilization. This includes decontamination, assembly and packaging in accordance with manufacturers instructions. The incumbent coordinates instrument repair and maintenance with a contracted vendor, maintains instrument trays by recommending replacement purchases to their supervisor. The incumbent performs routine maintenance on the sterilizers, such as cleaning, paper roll and graph replacement, and performs and documents biologic and chemical monitoring procedures. The incumbent maintains the decontamination and assembly areas in good order, and performs other duties as directed, which may include, but not limited to, assisting with patient care, room cleaning, answering phones and transporting patients. May access medication storage areas in accordance with their job function and hospital policy.

Qualifications

* Sterile Processing/Operating Room environment of CSPD Technician or Surgery Technician training

* 6 months Knowledge of surgical instruments and the appropriate cleaning and decontamination processes, and infection control practices in relation to Standard Precautions.

* Medical Terminology

* BLS (American Heart Association) within 3 months of employment

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