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Implant Specialty Technician at Renown Healthcare

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Reno, Nevada

Job Description:

Position Purpose:
Under the direction of the Surgical Services Manager, Supervisor, and/or Implant Coordinator, this position works directly with SPD, OR, Infection Control, Case Cart staff, vendors, and other Implant Specialty Technicians. The Implant Specialty Technician establishes and maintains acceptable inventory levels of owned and consigned implants and arranges for loaner implants and instruments to meet the needs of the surgical patient. This position works with the OR staff to review the surgical schedule in advance to anticipate the need for implants and loaned instruments. Incumbent receives, inventories, returns and accounts for tray usage of loaned instrumentation and implants.

Nature and Scope:
This position provides a vital service to the Surgical Services Department; by assuring that owned/consigned/borrowed implants and instrumentation are available in the correct quantity, at the correct time and accurately prepared to meet the needs of our patients requiring surgical implants.

Provides updates to the Implant Coordinator and other team members, as needed, on project progress and status of outstanding requests. Position works closely with the Implant Coordinator on activities concerning the developing of optimal workflows, computer requirements, documentation guidelines and appropriate distribution of implant instrumentation and implants. The position provides technical skills as a member of the vendor implant/instrument team, communicating with SPD staff, OR Schedulers, Vendors, Infection Control, physicians' offices, Case Carts and escalates to leadership as needed. Participates as part of the Implant team that insures that each tray and instrument meets the accreditation standards facilities must follow to ensure that items are safe to use on patient's and the processes of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are properly executed and documented.

Performs inventory and inspection of loaner trays with loaner rep's as soon as sets are received in SPD utilizing a detailed tray list provided by the vendor; documenting any missing, extra, defective or broken instruments. Assures that FDA cleared manufacturer written instructions for decontamination inspection, assembly packaging, sterilization and storage are provided by the vendor.

Completely cleans and decontaminates to manufacturer instructions; making sure that instruments that can be disassembled are taken apart for cleaning and lumens are cleaned with correctly sized brushes following Instructions For Use (IFU). Inspects instruments for function & cleanliness; reassembles as necessary, checking all moving parts for defects, and ensuring proper working order. Sterilizing to IFU requirements; a biological will be run on all implant trays and a confirmed passing result is needed before staging loaner instrument trays for delivery by Case Cart for procedure.

After the case processes loaner trays as soon as possible and performs inventory on each tray making sure items are intact without discrepancies. Owned and consigned implants/instrumentation will follow the same procedures as vendor loaner trays.

Additional responsibilities may include all functions of the SPD Sterile Instrument Technician and OR Trauma Surgical Technologist. May need to scrub elective and / or emergency cases to provide additional education and support to staff regarding the proper construction and deconstruction of new and/or loaner instrumentation to ensure proper use and handling of instrumentation before, during, and after the case.

The demands on this position will be very dynamic because of rapid changes in medical procedures that are occurring. Technical knowledge will be needed to process, develop, implement, and monitor implants & instrumentation. The position requires application of a large body of technical knowledge in forecasting short and long range inventory needs under constantly changing technological and program requirements.

Additional responsibilities and flexible working hours may be required. The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

This position provides patient care.

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements - Required and/or Preferred
Implants and implant instrumentation and inventory knowledge is required. Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English.

3 years experience as a surgical scrub technician with progressive knowledge in implants, hardware and specialty instrumentation required.


Incumbent is required to become IAHCSMM Certified within 24 months of hire. Ongoing maintenance of certification is required for continued employment. AHA BLS required.

Computer / Typing:
Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computer skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job- specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc