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UnityPoint Health Instrument Technician-Unit Assist Surgery in Sioux City, Iowa

Cleans, decontaminates, assembles or packages, disinfects or sterilizes reusable equipment and medical supplies for use throughout the Medical Center. Assist in patient care throughout all nursing areas. Duties include transporting patients, cleaning rooms, stocking supplies, checking outdates.


  • Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students, and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.

  • Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role, as well as a leader in the unit.

Professional Growth:

  • Assumes responsibility for continued growth in areas of competencies, lifelong learning and involvement in unit and hospital quality of care projects. Specialty certifications and continuing education are strongly encouraged.

  • Supports use of Evidenced Based Practice and incorporates best practices into daily care routine.

  • Participates in mandatory education and unit meetings per established guidelines.

  • Complies with all safety goals, infection prevention and risk management policies and procedures.

  • Completes annual mandatory education.


  • Communicates utilizing the FOCUS standards in all aspects of care and interactions with others.

  • Effectively communicates with all team members, physicians, ancillary staff and all customers. Verbal communication is clear and concise, and written communication is legible and done using approved abbreviations.


  • Practice indicates compliance with HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and all other regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible in meeting needs of the unit as a team member.

Operating Room Functions:

  • Cleans, decontaminates, assembles or packages, disinfects or sterilizes reusable equipment and medical supplies

  • Picks up supplies and equipment from patient care areas.

  • Checks, assembles and prepares instrument sets, and orders linen according to written procedures.

  • Prepares, loads, monitors and disinfects sterilizers for operation.

  • Prepares and uses testing monitors which clarify sterility and equipment performance.

  • Prepares, loads and monitors Sterad machine for operation.

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform all duties required of a sterile processing tech in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Turns over rooms in the surgical area.

  • Transports patients to and from the Operating room.

  • Terminal cleans, restocks and checks outdates in the operating suite/processing sterile and decontamination units

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


High School Diploma or equivalent


Certification is encouraged

Must be BCLS certified upon hire or within 90 days of hire


  • Able to complete computer based programs

  • Must be able to meet the competency of unit assigned to and also be able to successfully complete orientation

  • Must be able to meet reliable attendance guidelines

  • Must legally perform the essential functions of the job including ability to communicate effectively

  • Able to distinguish colors

  • Able to read, write, comprehend and speak English

Requisition ID: 2021-91238

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Surgery- SLRMC

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 9-5:30 plus a weekend a month

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