Fairview Health Services Surgical Instrument Processing Technician in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Fairview Health Services is looking for a Surgical Instrument Processing Technician at University of Minnesota Medical Center - East Bank. This is a part-time, benefit eligible position, 48 hours per 2 weeks pay period, with weekends shifts. Hours may vary from 3-11am; 11am-7pm; 10am-10pm.

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Responsibilities/Job Description

The SIPT provides the Operating Room with the surgical instruments and supplies needed for surgery cases. Decontaminates, sets-up and sterilizes surgical instruments. Serves as a resource to physicians, nurses and medical staff in the Operating Room regarding surgical instruments and supplies.

  • Reviews and interprets O.R. surgery schedule on an on-going basis to determine priority of surgical instruments needed.

  • Inspects, tests, assembles, packages and labels O.R. surgical instruments in preparation for sterilization.

  • Ensures instruments are available and ready when needed for site specific and CPC trays.

  • Assembles O.R. case carts.

  • Maintains O.R. Sterile Stores and specialty service inventory.

  • Prepares and delivers written inventories and requested supplies to the O.R.

  • Decontaminates O.R. instrumentation and equipment.

  • Prepares and uses solutions per manufacturer’s instruction.

  • Follows O.R. and manufactures written policies and procedures.

  • Operates mechanical ultrasonic cleaner and washer decontamination instrument.

  • Performs leak testing and manufactures’ clean instructions of flexible Scopes

  • Serves as a resource to surgeons, nurses and other medical personnel during O.R. procedures in the surgical suites regarding instrumentation needed on a stat basis.

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.


Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited Central Service Program or

  • Surgical Tech program within past 3 years or

  • Other health care related education that includes training in the principles, methods, and sterilization processes including care and handling of surgical instrumentation, sterile goods and equipment or

  • 2 years work experience in Operating Room or successful completion of Fairview SIPT Internship program

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years assembly and sterilization of hospital Operating Room surgical instrumentation experience within past 3 years, minimum education requirements as stated above

  • 3 years hospital Operating Room surgical instrumentation experience

Other Required Skills

  • Ability to work in a team environment

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment

  • Demonstrate good manual dexterity.

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Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Requisition ID 2018-22000

Profession Non-Clinical Support Staff

Speciality Supply Chain/Materials

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day/evening/night

Hours per 2 weeks 48

Department Surgery Support Services