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INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN/CRCST in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/19/2019

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 315-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


The Instrument Technician/CRCST is responsible for the following essential job functions:

  • Specializes in decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of instrumentation
  • Decontaminates, assembles and sterilizes instruments according to manufacturer guidelines
  • High level disinfects specialty instrumentation or devices according to manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Uses detergents/disinfectant solutions to decontaminate surgical instruments, power equipment, scopes, cameras, light cords, and procedural instruments
  • Assembles and packages instrumentation in sets and/or single instrument peel-packs; ensures sets are counted and complete for terminal sterilization
  • Operates steam autoclave, plasma sterilizer, automated scope reprocessor, ultrasonic, washer-decontaminator, and sanitizing machines
  • Responsible for efficient supply, storage, maintenance and working order of all instruments used in all surgical areas
  • Actively participates in in-service programs for information regarding new or revised procedures, hospital safety and infection control policies and any other information pertinent to daily assignments in the Sterile Processing Department


-High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

-CRCST certification

-In lieu of above certification, a minimum of 2 years previous related experience will be accepted; must obtain CRCST certification within 6 months of employment

-Heartsaver AED certification required within 6 months of hire

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for three consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


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