Aide, Surgical Instrument Room Union

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 05, 2013
Employment Status
Full Time
Department: Operating Room 7030
Education requirement: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
Experience Required: None
Union Representation: SEIU 113 - Service (001)
Work Schedule: Sun-Sun
Hours per pay period: 00
Job ID: 33108
Job Code: 9AT
Date posted: Dec 17, 2012

Position Summary

This position is responsible and accountable for all functions of the Instrument Room, under the guidance of the Instrument Room Unit Manager. More specifically this position will be responsible for the following duties: 1.Decontaminate and process all instruments used for surgical procedures, 2.Decontaminate and terminally sterilize all instruments 3.Reset all instrument sets after terminal sterilization, 4.Utilizing and understanding the MMM computer system for tracking instruments, 5.Sort, put away and check terminally sterilized instruments for defects, 6.Lubricate instruments with movable parts after cleaning, according to directions, 7.Wrap trays and instrument sets when complete with all instrumentation, while maintain accurate record of items being sterilized, 8.Transport basins, trays and other items to be sterilized to Central Service at appropriate times. Return items to OR as necessary, and other duties as assigned. High school graduate 6 Months Instrumentation Processing Experience required &/or graduate of an Accredited Sterile Processing Program; or OR Surgical Technologist experience or training

Additional Information

Sterile Processing Certification preferred or must be certified within 6 months of hire.

The Organization

Rooted in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, Park Nicollet Health Services (PNHS) is an integrated health care delivery organization. The two largest entities that comprise PNHS are ParkNicolletMethodistHospital, a 426-bed community hospital located in St. Louis Park, and Park Nicollet Clinic, a 500-plus, physician multi-specialty group with 25 offices in Minneapolis and its southern, western, and northern suburbs.  PNHS truly is an integrated system, as processes of care are designed and managed across these entities to optimize the delivery of care for the patients and communities served. 

Park Nicollet Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: Our mission is to care for and support the health, healing and learning of those we serve.

Vision: Everyone caring, every day, creating with the individuals we serve, optimal health and greater value.


Excellence is the standard we apply to our work, achieving best possible outcomes and upholding the highest professional standards.

Caring is our heartfelt motivation to serve our patients and create the best possible experience.

Stewardship is our commitment to create ever greater value with the resources entrusted to us.

Joy is what we experience when serving our patients and each other through a job well done.

Learning is the way we continually improve and create knowledge and value that can be shared.

What makes us unique?

Park Nicollet Health Services is a strong, stable and organically grown multi-specialty group practice within the affluent and highly educated western Twin City metropolitan area.  PNHS has a long-standing commitment to quality, proficiency and stewardship, and has embarked on a pioneering effort to study, adopt and integrate the Toyota Production System’s Lean Methodology (Kaizen), enhancing previous gains realized from its Six Sigma efforts. Although PNHS has developed and engaged in strong business partnerships with local competitors, having a single hospital focus adds to its list of strengths and advantages.  PNHS was one of the first integrated healthcare systems in the nation to adopt a unit medical record that is now electronic and ubiquitous. 

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