Mercy Instrument Technician in Festus, Missouri


We’re a Little Different

Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.

At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsible for decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging and sterilization of surgical instruments in accordance to the guidelines set forth by the AAMI Standards.


Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:

Education: High School graduate or GED equivalent.

Experience: related field.

Other: Excellent communication skills, detail oriented, able to follow directions.

Preferred Education: High School graduate or GED equivalent.

Preferred Experience: Minimum one year in Healthcare, Customer Service, Service

Preferred Certifications: Prefer certification.

Preferred Other: Experience in Heathcare, Sterile Processing, or other medcial related field.

Safety/Risk Management

a. Follows standard precautions

b. Properly identifies and disposes of sharps, completes event report when safety exposure is encountered

c. Adheres to hospital wide safety regulations.

d. Follows confidentiality policy/procedure.

e. Complies with patient rights/regulations.

f. Follows Code of Conduct

Coordination of Services:

a. Follows processes as outlined in Standard Work Documents

b. Communicates with customers in a manner that instills confidence.

c. Demonstrates teamwork across multi-disciplinary, diverse functions.

d. Prioritizes as directed to assure continuity of services.

Primary Aspects:

a. Shares knowledge with co-workers

b. Follows policies and procedures

c. Trouble shoots instrument problems

d. Demonstrates flexibility in workload assignments.

e. Plans instrument needs for the next shift based on case schedule. Assures that instruments needed are available.

f. Monitors staffing and assigns tasks that make efficient use of time and departmental needs.

g. Assures schedules are reviewed and clocking/attendance policies are adhered to.

h. Serves as a clinical role model.

i. Keeps Leadership informed of potential disconnects in process flow.

j. Utilizes equipment and resources properly and efficiently.

Growth and Development

a. Takes active role in skills and knowledge

b. Seeks growing participation in team activities by serving on committees, contributing ideas, and sharing growth opportunities.

c. Pursues maximum competencies in skill matrix by at least 2 levels in specialty each year.


Staff is expected to observe and report any process disconnects or potential disconnects as well as utilize communication tools.

a. Acts as a role model for communication: Assures thorough and clear communication; Utilizes a variety of mediums (verbal, written, presentations, bulletin board, newsletter, etc.) to appeal to varying learning needs; Assures feedback about an individual’s performance is timely, factual and communicated in a dignified manner; Assures appropriate confidentiality and discretion in communications; Demonstrates verbal and non-verbal communication; Uses creativity as a tool for educating staff

b. Checks email daily for updates to department processes and expecations.

c. Notifies proper personnel when instrument room supplies are needed.


a. Attends inservices and staff meetings when possible

b. Keeps current with infection control standards, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Follows attendance policy:

a. Calls-in using indicated number providing name, date, and duty location.

b. Clocks in/out at assigned time.

c Follows rules for time away from work area (meals and breaks).

We’ll Support You at Work and Home

Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.

What Makes a Good Match for Mercy

Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.

Requisition ID 2018-769093

Category Facility Services

Position Type Full Time

Shift(s) Evenings, Holidays, Nights, To Be Determined

Department Central Sterilization

Location US-MO-Festus