Surgical Instrument Coordinator – Main Campus

Job Category: Surgery
Job Type: Full Time Day
Job Location: Main Campus


The Instrument Coordinator organizes workflow and prioritize processes to meet surgical schedule; process, inspect, assemble, and sterilize surgical instrumentation, loaner equipment, and supplies for the Operating Rooms, and throughout the hospital; perform chemical, mechanical, and biological testing of disinfection and sterilization equipment.

• High School Graduate or GED preferred
• Current CPR BLS for healthcare provider’s card upon hire
• Successful completion of Central Processing Technology Course or Surgical Technician Program required.
• Six months to one year experience as instrument technician in an acute care facility
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and technical skills to provide care for all surgical instrumentation trays and sterilization procedures within the department of Surgery.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age served on the unit. Possess knowledge of growth and development over the life span.
• Must be able to speak, read and write English.

• Decontaminates instruments using appropriate techniques.
• Examines instruments for damage and sends for repair as needed.
• Lubricates instruments as needed.
• Packages all supplies and equipment for sterilization sign prescribed procedure.
• Maintains sterilization logs per policy
• Performs appropriate biological monitoring per policy.
• Initials corrective action as needed.
• Tracks sterilized items.
• Prioritize instrument decontamination, assembly, sterilization, and surgical case picking, based on assessment of instrument requirements for the surgical schedule.
• Assist and collaborate with the Operating Room staff in the revision of surgical instrument kits.
• Act as resource for technicians for instrument identification, kit assembly, and other department processes.
• Act as preceptor in the orientation, training, and evaluation of new staff, clinical students, and volunteers.
• Manage loaner instrumentation process.
• Monitor total joint and other consignment instrumentation for completeness.
• Verify sterilization cycles, biological tests, and associated documentation.
• Complete daily shift report; actively participate and communicate status and updates to other shifts.
• Perform the disassembly, cleaning, disinfection, decontamination, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation and other equipment.
• Leak test, evaluate, clean/disinfect, and process flexible endoscopes.
• Inspect instrumentation, ensure proper function, assemble instrument kits, and prepare instruments/kits for sterilization.
• Load, operate, monitor, and complete documentation for all decontamination, disinfection, sterilization, and monitoring equipment.
• Function independently in the absence of the Manager or Supervisor; act as charge person when necessary.
• Performs all other duties as needed.

Salary: $16.46 – $20.57 per hour

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