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Providence Health & Services Instrument Technician in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Instrument Technician (Per Diem, Variable Shift) at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Instrument Technician who will receive and process incoming supplies, instrumentation and equipment, performs cleaning and sterilizing duties, prepares packs of supplies, linens, and instruments in SPD as directed.

In this position you will:

  • Promote patient, physician and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect Support and participate in activities that foster customer service

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings.

  • Demonstrate mastery of verbal and written communications

  • Demonstrate knowledge and performs work that is consistent with established age-specific policies and procedures, including but not limited to, selection of appropriate sizes, flow rates, etc., when issuing supplies, or completing surgical procedure trays. Communicates pertinent age-specific information to all clients when needed. Communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, Geriatric

  • Clean, assemble, wrap, sterilizes and stores supplies and instrument trays

  • Sterilize instrument, equipment and supplies as required; handle and store instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately

  • Demonstrate knowledge of different types of sterilization materials and equipment to chose the appropriate method of sterilization for particular equipment or supplies, according to OEM guidelines

  • Knowledge and operation of sterile processing equipment (washers, steam, gas, ultrasonic and chemical sterilizers).

  • Knowledge of reusable surgical instrumentation, micro surgical instrumentation, and power equipment

  • Decontaminate instruments, supplies and equipment according to established policies and procedures

  • Perform biological and chemical monitoring in accordance with quality assurance standards. Document and maintain accurate sterilization records

  • Identify instruments needing repair or replacement and transmits information to appropriate person

  • Inspect, assemble and test general and specialty instrumentation for proper functioning

  • Lubricate surgical instruments as needed

  • Constantly monitor sterilizing cycles which include temperature, sterilizing time, pressure, and dry time

  • Distribute supplies and equipment to units in a timely manner.

  • Maintain an adequate supply of packs and supplies to meet area needs including inventory control, proper labeling, and inspection of linen and labeling of packages

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the work areas as required

  • Prepare trays for designated areas according to policies and procedures

  • Inspect sterilized instruments which include: package integrity, name of instrument/tray, sterilization date, load number, tech. initial and event related sterility sticker

  • Collect soiled equipment/instruments from different nursing unitsDemonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications:

  • Graduate from Instrument Tech or Surgery Tech training program

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

  • One (1) year Instrument Tech or Surgery Tech experience within an acute care facility

  • Sterilizes instruments, equipment and supplies as required; handles and stores instruments, equipment and supplies appropriately

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • RCST or CRCST from professional organization/association (IACSHMM, et al.)

About the ministry you will serve:

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

Benefits and Retirement:

Do you have questions on how this position may impact your benefits or retirement? AskHR has answers! Contact the HR Service Center at 888-687-3753, submit an AskHR through the HRPortal; or visit the Road2Retirement site; .

Caring for Your Career:

We are delighted that you answered the call to further your career at Providence. As a current caregiver, you have many resources to develop your skills and career such as educational benefits, online training, and professional development events. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources activities so that we can continue to serve our communities together with excellence. Our hope is that you continue to answer the call to our mission-inspired work today and into the future!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Sterile Processing Techs (Central Services Techs)

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 247840