Instrument Processing Technician, Anesthesia Processing, Third Shift

Job Description

Instrument Processing Technician, Anesthesia Processing, Third Shift

UC Health is hiring a full-time Instrument Processing Technician for the Anesthesia Processing department for the third shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center .

The Instrument Processing Technician will support the Medical Centers Anesthesia department delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details
  • The only healthcare facility in the region providing adult level trauma I care services.
  • Significant amount of resources were allocated to renovate our hospital/department.


Job Responsibilities

The Instrument Processing Technician provides cleaning, decontamination, assembly processing and sterilization of instruments, trays and endoscopes. Also assembles case carts with needed surgical supplies.
  • Disassembles, cleans and disinfects instruments and equipment used for patient care utilizing correct manual and mechanical processes. Operates equipment used in decontamination process, i.e. sonic washer, cart washers, washer sterilizers, and decontaminators. Unloads case carts containing soiled instruments and places in designated area. Performs cleaning tasks in work area as assigned. Used universal precautions when working in decontamination area, i.e. gloves, face shield, protective gown Utilizes computer system to track instruments and case cart.
  • Unloads instruments from washer sterilizers and distributes to appropriate workstations. Assembles instrument trays and packs utilizing written instructions and proper protocol. Applies sterilization wrappers properly to maintain integrity of the contents. Utilizes heat sealer on packs as needed. Each item is identified correctly on the outside packaging of each item. Transports trays to sterilization area. Consistent use of the barcode technology to track productivity. Use of computerized instrument tracking system to validate tray production against online list/error proofing systems to ensure accuracy of assembly.
  • Loads trays, packs, and basins onto sterilizer loading rack, utilizing correct procedures. Able to operate each type of sterilizer (e.g. Steam, Plasma, Steris) per manufacture's instructions and departmental guidelines and polices. Accurately documents all sterilization information. Biological monitoring is completed per departmental policy. Sterile supplies are handled properly and restocked in sterile storage area. Rotates sterile supplies and inventories for expiration dates as required. Maintain assigned work area and equipment in a clean and organized condition to maintain required safety standards for handling sterilized and clean materials and to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Produce pick sheets from computer. Able to pull instruments and sterile supplies per pick sheet accurately and completely.
  • Active participant in QA activities. Assists with training of other associates. Attends departmental in-services and mandatory meetings. Acts as a liaison between Sterile Processing and all customers and communicates in a courteous manner. Makes effective use of time and is able to distinguish between low and high priority activities. Delivers equipment and supplies to various departments as needed. Able to fulfill on-call requirements.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years of experience in all facets of hardware, part number tracking and inventory management preferred.

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at