To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Supports and facilitates the sterile processing function. Coordinates and delegates the daily activities of the staff in the unit or on the shift to meet customer needs and to resolve problems. Monitors the workflow and reviews work as necessary. Facilitates communication between shifts. Performs the duties of the Instrument Technician II according to department procedures to decontaminate, clean, sort, inspect, organize, wrap, make and sterilize medical/surgical instruments. Is responsible for the maintenance, repair and/or replacement of all instruments for the Operating Room and Sterile Processing Department Tray. Must have complete familiarity with the Instrument Tracking system to include maintenance, input, updating, and tracking instrument loss and repair.
High school graduate or equivalent. Maintains national certification (CSPDT) with documented proof of current certification status. Current LPN licensure is acceptable in place of CST certification **Employees employed by YNHH effective 9/12/2012 as a result of the acquisition of the Hospital of St Raphael may meet educational requirements with the applicable combination of education and experience and demonstration of current competences.
Two (2) to five (5) years experience as an Instrument Technician II or III within the Yale -New Haven Health System, or
Leadership and/or Supervisory experience from an outside hospital facility. Must be able to function expertly (as a
resource) in his/her main specialties.
Knowledge of decontamination/sterilization techniques and familiarity with surgical instrumentation. Requires intermediate computer skills and the ability to learn and utilize Instrument Tracking System (ABACUS). Ability to work with Operating Room nurses to update trays contents and count sheets. Full time status necessary. Must have demonstrated accountability, organization and communication skills.
Must meet physical demands of Instrument Technician position. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. May be required to lift to 50 pounds on occasion.
THIS POSITION IS COVERED BY THE TEAMSTERS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT