Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Instrument Technician-Central Processing

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 11:11 AM)
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  • Overview

    3:00pm - 11:30pm
    Full Time, Benefit Eligible
    M-F ; rotating weekends ; on-call potential

    *CRCST required or applicable Surgical/ Sterilization tech expereince or graduated from Surgical Srub tech. program. 


    Instrument Technician-Central Processing: Works under general supervision to sort, disassemble, clean, assemble, and sterilize instrumentation, scopes and supplies. Stocks procedure trays, instrument sets and supplies. Completes duties according to prescribed Central Processing procedures, AAMI standards, and infection control guidelines. Completes all requests for case carts, procedure trays, instrumentation, scopes, and supplies. Initiates, supports and enforces work efforts that maximize quality, safety and service while providing optimum customer service to all hospital departments and off-sites requiring sterile supplies.


    Why Nationwide Children's? The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud

    Job Duties:


    1. Manually sorts, disassembles, cleans and/or disinfect instruments, scopes and supplies by hand, washer-disinfector, ultrasonic, Steris I System (Steris) and cart washer.

    2. Performs quality control on all instruments/scopes checking for visual damage, sharpness, cleanliness, and working condition. Send out for repairs or replace as necessary. Recommends ordering of new instruments as needed.

    3. Prepare surgical instrument sets and floor stock procedure trays according to MicroSystems Tracking System count sheets.

    4. Wraps/packages/containers instruments for sterilization. Label all instrument sets, peel-pouches, etc.

    5. Loads sterilizers in prescribed manner, set controls for specific time and temperature according to material and requirements of item being processed.

    6. Demonstrate the ability to sterilize instruments, scopes, supplies and linen using various types of sterilization processes, steam, Sterrad, ETO, and Steris.

    7. Insures proper operation of sterilization units through daily quality control testing.

    8. Inspects steam, Sterrad and System One Steris for visible signs of malfunction. Reports malfunction to manager.

    9. Fills requisitions and request for case carts, instrumentation and supplies in a timely manner.

    10. Communicates deficits in supplies or instruments for case carts to OR staff and specifies a time frame in this communication.

    11. Prioritizes production of surgical case cart, floor stock trays and miscellaneous supplies to assure that all customers have supplies in a timely manner.

    12. Stocks surgical case cart area, processing, decontamination and Materials Management shelving.

    13. Demonstrates ability to flash instrumentation using proper technique.

    14. Maintains assigned work areas and equipment in a clean, organized and safe environment.

    15. Assists in training and orientation of co-workers.

    16. Contributes to department process improvements through routine evaluations of tasks, revisions of departmental procedures and implementation of change.

    17. Completes all daily production and quality control records.

    18. Displays a proactive, positive attitude while providing optimum customer service to hospital departments and off-sites.

    19. Demonstrates critical thinking concerning workflow and assignment. Makes every effort to ensure that department workflow(s) are optimized to avoid bottlenecks.



    1. High School graduate

    2. Certified Central Service Technician and/or have a Certificate of Completion from an accredited Surgical Scrub Technical program, preferred.

    3. Minimum of 1 year experience in Central Processing if not CRCST certified. All non-certified experienced technicians and technicians holding a Surgical Scrub Tech degree are strongly encouraged to become certified within one year of their hire date.

    4. Ability to understand and apply standards of infection control.

    5. Ability to manage processes involving large amounts of detail.



    Walking constant, Standing constant, Carrying frequently, Pushing frequently, Pulling frequently, Reaching frequently, Hearing frequently, Dexterity constant, Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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