• Instrument Tech I - Sterile Processing

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/11/2020 2:23 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Patient Care
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    ICE PeriopSvc Instrument Processing
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    Schedule: Full-Time, Shift Varies. 


    The  Instrument Tech will be responsible for Decontamination; dis-assemble, clean (by hand and/or machine) in the Sterile Processing Department.


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy.

    Salary offered commensurate with experience


    Pool position 


    • Decontaminations; dis-assembles, cleans (by hand and/or machine) in the sterile processing department.
    • Assembles and packages, instrument inspection and testing, re-assembly of sets, places in proper containers or wrapping sets and loads/transports loaded transport carts with prepared sets.
    • Maintains record of loads and items being removed from department for processing, transports loads to and from CSS and prepares proper storage of instruments and equipment.
    • Uses and tests sterilizing equipment; performs dart and biological tests for autoclaves; performs diagnostic and biological tests for Steris sterilizer.
    • Records and accurately interprets results of tests; assist OR staff; helps locate needed supplies and equipment.
    • Needs good communication skills and ability to handle demanding and/or stressful requests.
    • Position revolves around serving the Operating Room (OR’s) sterile instrument and equipment needs.
    • Must understand the URGENCY of the OR staff’s requests.
    • Answers directly to the Sterile Processing Supervisor.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High School Diploma/GED.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Certified Instrument Tech and/or 1 year experience as an Instrument Tech.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Occasionally
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment
    Noise Level: Loud
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Biological, Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Radiation, Sharp objects/tools


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