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Instrument Technician
Mayo Clinic    Phoenix, AZ 85067

**City** Phoenix

**State** Arizona

**Telecommute** No

**Department** Nursing

**Position description**

Sterile processing technicians are vital to safe and efficient care delivery in the perioperative environment and are responsible for ensuring all surgical instruments are safe for use. Responsible for performing advanced, complex, multistep processes and delegated activities to support the operating room team in the care of the surgical patient and various procedural areas within the hospital. Cleaning, packaging and re-processing of re-usable surgical equipment, instrumentation and scopes; per manufacturer's guidelines. Maintaining inventory and storage of processed supplies. Meeting the needs of the surgical team through support of activities in the sterile core. Responsibilities include: decontamination, assembly, sterilization, quality assurance testing, and storage.

Central Service technicians work in compliance with best practices and standards established by: The Joint Commission, AAMI, IAHSCMM, AORN, OSHA, DOT, WHO, FDA, EPA, and HIPPA.


High school diploma or GED required.

A minimum of one year of instrumentation experience OR graduation from an accredited and/or hospital approved sterile processing program and eligible to sit for certification through IAHSCMM or CBSPD.

**Additional qualifications**

Knowledge of specific sterilization modalities and complex advanced processing systems including: gravity displacement, dynamic air-removal, low temperature hydrogen peroxide gas plasma and Ethylene oxide, DSD, CER, Pass Through Medivator Advantage, Astra Tee, GUS, Scope Buddy Plus, Aqua Sink, process and efficacy testing, and cutting edge specialty trial and multi service instrumentation and trays is preferred. Knowledge of High, Low and Intermediate disinfection levels is preferred.

Progressive computer knowledge for advanced computerized instrument tracking systems, sterilization, assembly case information, inventory management and individual productivity data is preferred.

Knowledge of progressive computer technology, human anatomy, surgical terminology, infection control, microbiology, and safety and risk control is preferred. Proven interpersonal skills (including ability to receive and give constructive feedback), effective and concise verbal and written communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships is preferred.

**License or certification**

Certification through IAHSCMM or CBSPD is required within one year of hire and maintained thereafter.

**Exemption status** Non-exempt

**Compensation Detail**

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $17.35 per hour.

**Benefits eligible** Yes

**Schedule** Full Time

**Hours / Pay period** 80

**Schedule details**

Monday through Friday, 3rd Shift Nights, 10:00PM-6:30AM with Holiday Rotations.

**Site description**

Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

**Category** Nursing

**Job posting number** 141527BR

**Recruiter** Oscar Chavez

**Equal opportunity**

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

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