Instrument Tech (POOL) - Woodbury Surgery Center

Surgical Care Affiliates Woodbury, MN

About the Job

Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) is transforming specialty care in our communities. We relentlessly create value by aligning physicians, health plans and health systems around a common goal: delivering exceptional care and healing to our patients and communities we serve. We are driven to achieve the quadruple aim in health care: high quality outcomes and a better experience for patients and providers, all at a lower total cost of care. As a national leader in surgical care, SCA’s 10,000 teammates operate more than 250 surgical facilities that serve nearly 1 million patients per year. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com.

 

Why join SCA? Consider the following fantastic benefits…

 

· Positive work culture

· Career growth opportunities

· Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance – eligible on Day 1 of employment

· Paid time off plus 8 paid holidays

· Maternity/paternity/adoption benefits

· Employer-paid life and short- and long-term disability insurance

· Excellent 401(k) Plan


We are actively hiring for an Instrument Technologist.

  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of SCA. 
  • Demonstrate safe operation of equipment and machinery and follows procedures for reporting and correcting an unsafe situation. 
  • Speak up with safety concerns. 
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
  • Follow established protocols for cleaning, decontaminating, preparing and packaging, disinfecting or sterilizing, and storing medical and surgical supplies and equipment. 
  • Distribute medical and surgical supplies from sterile processing areas to other areas within the facility or health care organization as needed. 
  • Protect the patient’s rights, dignity, and privacy. 
  • Adhere to standard precautions including the use of personal protective equipment. 
  • Follow safety procedures and manufacturer’s instructions when handling cleaning solutions, supplies and equipment. 
  • Monitor, interpret, and document results of physical, chemical and biological indicators for all types of sterilizers used in the sterile processing areas. 
  • Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting sterile processing services. 
  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines. 
  • Provide hand-off report to other teammates that are accurate, concise and pertinent. 
  • Document accurately, timely, completely, and legibly. 
  • Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration skills with members of the team and other stakeholders. 
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team in planning patient care. 
  • Participate in quality review and performance improvement projects. 
  • Participate in the performance appraisal process. 
  • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to foster effective work relationships. 
  • Maintain required competencies. 
  • Pursue professional growth. 
  • Act as a patient advocate and maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information. 
  • Comply with all SCA and facility policies and procedures, regulatory and accreditation standards and professional guidelines when providing patient care. 
  • Actively participate in team meetings, trainings, and daily safety huddles. 
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility. 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.  

Education, Experience, and Licensure:  

  • High school graduate or equivalent. 
  • Understanding of sterilization and high-level disinfection technologies including industry standardized principles and practice in sterilization and disinfection required.  
  • Prior experience in instrument processing preferred. 
  • Prior experience as a surgical technologist/procedure technologist preferred.  
  • Successful completion  of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (B 
  • Certification in instrument processing is preferred. 

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:  

 

  • Physically demanding, high-stress environment 
  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, chemicals, radiation, and repetitive motions 
  • Pushing and pulling heavy objects  
  • Full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients and equipment 
  • Manual and finger dexterity  
  • Hand eye coordination 
  • Standing and walking for extensive periods of time  
  • Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs 
  • Corrected vision and hearing to within normal range 
  • Working irregular hours  

As a representative of Surgical Care Affiliates, all comments, attitudes, actions, and behaviors have a direct impact on the Facility’s success. Interaction with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, affiliated schools, visitors, volunteers, co-workers, supervisors, vendors, etc. must be in a manner that is friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional. This behavior should promote an atmosphere of teamwork, a culture of safety, and in accordance with SCA Core Values.