JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for cleaning and sterilizing all items pertinent to the operations of the center.
JOB TITLE: Instrument Technician
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Operating Room Manager
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
Coordinates and implements AMI standards for the sterilization of instruments and supplies.
Coordinates the availability of instruments/supplies for cases as needed.
Assures the adequate functioning and cleaning of all autoclaves and other sterilization/cleaning equipment.
Maintains adequate supplies needed for sterilization process.
Maintains complete and accurate documentation.
Facilitates turnover times to promote operating room efficiency.
Uses Standard Universal Precautions, appropriate hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, and safe practices to ensure personal safety and a safe environment.
Assists with environmental hazard and infection control surveillance, and participates in emergency preparedness drills.
Follows all equipment and safety guidelines, and is personally responsible for knowledgeable use and care of equipment.
Interacts appropriately and effectively with all patients/others regardless of age or ethnic background.
Serves as a resource to other members of the health care team.
Attends inservice training, required education, conferences, and meetings as required.
Communicates effectively and courteously with visitors, physicians, and their office staffs, patients, and employees. Maintains patient, physician, and employee privacy and confidentiality per policy.
Maintains designated certifications such as CPR, as offered by the center.
Acts in accordance with the vision, mission, and business philosophy of the Center.
Complies with Policies and Procedures, and adheres to safety guidelines to ensure a safe work and patient care environment.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual shall be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
JOB BEHAVIOR: Reflective of Mission Statement:
USPI’s mission is to provide first–class surgical services for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.
Demonstrates ability to work as a team member and to communicate directly and professionally. Is flexible, reliable, productive, patient-orientated, and self-motivated. Portrays the facility in a positive light to others. Avoids being involved in gossip spreading or conversations that promote discord of staff members. Maintains professional conduct and appearance.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma/GED; completion of a Sterile Processin Certification Program is preferred. One to two years experience as an Instrument Technician in multiple specialties or equivalent combination of education and experience.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General familiarity with medical terminology as it pertains to anatomy and surgical procedures for an operating room.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that shall be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk, and hear. The employee shall regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 100 pounds.
USPI’S EDGE™ (Every Day Giving Excellence)
USPI’S EDGE™ is the key to the differentiation of USPI as a customer-focused company. The process of completing EDGE™ requirements establishes processes and measurements that are collected, assimilated, and shared throughout USPI. All employees are involved with EDGE™. The involvement can range from doing their jobs to taking on the role of gathering and/or entering data into the computer. All employees shall at some time during their employment be required to participate in the EDGE™ program.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Responsible for knowing the processes involved assuring the standards established by HIPAA, and ensuring they are followed including the practices and records relating to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold, and risk of radiation. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Required Skills Required Experience