Trinity Health Surgical Instrument Tech in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Assists in providing an environment for quality patient care by cleaning, organizing, and preparing sterile
operating rooms between surgical procedures, processing surgical instruments for flash and terminal
sterilization, and maintaining room stock levels of essential supplies. Engages in direct patient care
within the scope of preparation and training, including, but not limited to transportation of patients to and from the operation room.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Utilizing strict aseptic technique, opens sterile packs, instruments, and supplies for operating room
procedures. Secures and prioritizes equipment needs for procedures. Assembles and checks
functionality of suction system.
- Completes casecart/c-locker requirements by adding supplies/instruments stored in the O.R., referring
to the preference card, and documenting as appropriate.
Cleans, assembles, and labels instruments for sterilization.
Operates flash sterilizer according to procedure observing protocols for quality assurance.
Cleans operating rooms and equipment following operative procedures.
Transports specimens, supplies and equipment as directed.
Transports patients to and from the operating room, monitoring same for untoward reactions.
Responds to patient needs within scope of preparation and training. Reports other observations or
needs to appropriate caregivers. Assists with transportation of patients with cardio monitors and/or
- Provides relief coverage for clerical or custodial staff, involving the operation of telephone, computer
and floor wet vacuum, as well as key communication in emergency situations.
- Prepares specialty supplies such as sub packs, eye packs, cast supplies, breathing tubes, positional
- Maintains appropriate levels of supplies in the operating rooms, rotating stock and checking for
Acts as a teacher of his/her own job duties and responsibilities in staff orientation and development.
Practices within OSHA guidelines, e.g. body substance isolation.
Maintains the work area, hospital facilities and equipment to reduce potential patient/associate injury or
unsatisfactory patient outcome.
Observes hospital/department/work unit policies, procedures, rules and standards.
Demonstrates good customer/supplier relations.
Completes mandatory in-service requirements.
Performs direct patient care activities within the scope of his/her preparation and training, including but
not limited to taking
- Performs routine housekeeping chores, including but not limited to trash/soiled linen disposal, damp
dusting, wiping down cupboard/cart shelving, sterilizer/washers interiors/exteriors, countertops or work
- Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner.
Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution.
- Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, associates, and
visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among
appropriate personnel in appropriately private places.
Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMHS.
Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure
personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices
immediately to management.
OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Education: Requires basic skills in reading, writing and arithmetic.
Experience: Six months healthcare work experience preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effectively verbally.
Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for up to 50% of work time.
Ability to prioritize multiple required tasks.
Ability to work and communicate with others, even in stressful situations, with diplomacy and tact.
Ability to see, hear and speak.
Ability to stand, sit, bend, stoop, and walk briskly.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds several times during shift.
Ability to share in lifting patients up to 250 pounds on occasion.
Ability to grasp or grip repeatedly during shift.
Ability to push/pull carts/stretchers with patients/equipment up to 250 pounds with assistance.
Ability to push/pull carts up to 150 pounds independently.
Basic problem solving skills.
Mechanical ability required to disassemble/reassemble instruments and equipment, and operate
This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job
functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of
all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations
made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to
Job Number: 00158010
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Hospital Ann Arbor
Employment Type: Full time
Shift: Rotating Shift