Instrument Technician- Surgical Services in East Los Angeles, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital

Job Title: Instrument Technician- Surgical Services  

City: East Los Angeles / State: California    


Day Shift

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Instrument Technician

Job Summary:

 Instrument technician works under supervision of the Nursing Director/Manager participates in all phases of processing, sterilization of surgical instrumentation and supplies. Specific areas of responsibilities include: daily cleaning and sterilization of all surgical instruments and supplies in the surgical arena.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Demonstrates competency in the sterilization process for the patient population served including but not limited to the following :

    • Risk Behaviors

    • Reinforcement  of EDU needs

    • Psychosocial  needs

    • Clinical care

  • Responsible for the daily biological testing of sterilizers.

  • Maintains all testing records in accordance to regulatory requirements.

  • Demonstrates the ability to review surgical case load and prioritize all necessary instrument for the daily and emergency cases.

  • Demonstrates the ability to inspect instrumentation needed for repair and patient safety concerns.

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize patient care and determine interventions utilizing   critical thinking in compliance with hospital policies and procedures, acceptable standards of practice,

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the APIC guidelines for infection control

  • Provides patient care throughout the continuum

  • Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills other job duties as requested within Scope of Practice

  • Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.

  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.

  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Graduate of an accredited Central Service Training School/Operating Room Technician program.

  • Minimum of 1 year current experience in an acute care setting.


  • Current BLS for Health care Provider Card

  • Certificate preferred

ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.