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Mercy Medical Center Clinton Central Processing/Traction Technician Full Time in MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center - Sioux City, Iowa

Employment Type:

Full time



Under limited supervision and on a rotating 24-hour, 7-day week staffing basis, cleans and sterilizes patient care supplies, instruments and equipment, prepares surgical procedure sets involving complex instrumentation, maintains and dispenses supplies and equipment throughout the hospital. Adheres to the principles of Service Excellence Guiding Behaviors and the philosophy and mission of Mercy in all aspects of job performance.

Your best life. Our one purpose.

We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility At MercyOne Siouxland, we work continuously to inspire one another and are dedicated to do what is right. Our colleagues are proud to go the extra mile.

What we offer:

We care about your wellbeing, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision

  • Paid time off

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

About the job:

Under limited supervision and on a rotating 24-hour, 7-day week, staffing basis, cleans and sterilizes patient care supplies, instruments and equipment, prepares surgical procedure sets involving complex instrumentation, maintains and dispenses supplies and equipment throughout the hospital. In addition also sets up and applies traction of all types. Applies orthopedic soft goods such as cervical collars and braces

What you will do:

  • Demonstrates numerical and clerical ability necessary to assemble complex instrument sets involving potentially hundreds of unique devices.

  • Is knowledgeable of and is able to function in a decontamination area. Processes various items by means of ultrasonic or washer-decontaminators, cart washer and/or hand processing as appropriate to the structural composition of the instrumentation or equipment.

  • Inspects all instrumentation and medical equipment for damage, malfunction or breakage. Reports such findings to appropriate source as necessary for correction.

  • Is knowledgeable of and is able to demonstrate universal precautions in the performance of this role. Uses appropriate PPE when working with contaminated equipment, instruments and supplies.

  • Serves as a resource to surgeons and surgical support staff in regard to available surgical supplies and instrumentation.

  • Responds quickly and courteously to intercom calls from the OR.

  • Works closely with other employees in the rapid handling of equipment and supplies in order to respond to emergency needs. Organizes and prioritizes work in an efficient manner during periods of stress or staffing shortages.

  • Maintains proper inventory levels in relation to daily assignments. Assists in the rotation of supplies according to stated polices and procedures. Notifies Manager of shortages or independently arranges for re-supply.

  • Operates and maintains departmental sterilization equipment; i.e., steam sterilizer, Sterrad sterilizer, cart wash, washer-decontaminator and Ultrasonic cleaner. Trouble shoots problems and reports problems or malfunctions to Manager.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of supply costs and critical usage. Reports unusual or increased/decreased usage of a specific supply or supplies to Manager so that proper levels are maintained and waste is minimized.

  • Understands and accurately performs chemical, biological and air removal tests on sterilizers as part of a comprehensive quality assurance program.

  • Accurately interprets and documents test results. Maintains records on all items sterilized and information on date, sterilizer, and load number, along with test results.

  • Performs additional biological testing whenever implantable devises are sterilized and records finding. Immediately notifies Manager of all unacceptable test results.

  • Understands sterilization failure and immediately initiates load recall procedures.

  • Actively maintains knowledge of all new products, changes in product lines, instruments, instrument sets, scopes, equipment, etc., as necessary to serve as a resource for medical personnel.

  • Quickly and accurately fills case cart orders and sends appropriately to requesting area.

What we are looking for:

  • High school graduate required. Surgical Technologist preferred.

  • Requires Traction Competency completion within 6 months of hire date.

  • Requires call coverage and competency to float to Digestive Health, when competent to take call will receive a 5% increase.

  • Requires Central Processing Technician certification within 18 months of hire in this position.

  • Ability to work in a highly stressful environment.

  • Ability to rapidly perform numerous and repetitive short-cycle operations accurately and according to precise instructions.

Why MercyOne Siouxland?

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is a 238-bed regional center that provides residents in a 33-county tri-state region an entire continuum of preventive, primary, acute and tertiary healthcare services. MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center is home to the only Level II trauma center in western Iowa - one of only four trauma care facilities in the state to receive verification from the American College of Surgeons - and MercyOne Air Med, a regional helicopter ambulance service.

About MercyOne and Trinity Health

We are MercyOne: a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping you and your community live your best life.

More than 20,000 colleagues strong, our care providers and staff make your health and happiness their highest priority, so you can get well—and stay well. With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne Siouxland is a proud member of Trinity Health, one of the nation's largest Catholic healthcare delivery systems, our network spans 22 states, 94 hospitals and 133,000 colleagues nationwide.

The MercyOne Mission Defines Us:

MercyOne serves with fidelity to the Gospel as a compassionate, healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities.

Our timeless values guide us:

  • Reverence

  • Integrity

  • Commitment to the Poor

  • Compassion

  • Excellence

  • Justice

  • Stewardship

MercyOne Cultural Beliefs Direct Us:

  • Be ONE: I benefit from and strengthen MercyOne.

  • Personalize Care: Your experience. My responsibility.

  • Own It!: I own my actions to deliver our key results.

  • Improve Daily: I make improvements every day for those we serve including each other.

  • Innovate: I imagine and embrace bold new ideas to revolutionize health.

MercyOne Siouxland and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities, and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.

Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $17.6 billion and assets of $24.7 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity Health is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs. For more information, visit . You can also follow @TrinityHealthMI on Twitter.