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Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician

Requisition ID 
Support Services
Position Type 
Full Time
Evenings, Holidays, Nights, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
Sterile Processing Svc Routine
US-AR-Fort Smith

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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

The C.S.P.D. (Central Sterilization Processing Department) Instrument Specialist, under general supervision cleans, prepares, and assembles general and specialized surgical instruments and equipment. The C.S.P.D. Instrument Specialist must be able to sterilize, and maintain the proper logs. The C.S.P.D. Instrument Specialist must be able to answer the telephones and dispatch supplies. Performs related duties as assigned.



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 equivalent

  • Experience: The C.S.P.D. Instrument Specialist should be familiar with all phases of C.S.P.D.

  • Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Must know how to operate washer disinfectors, steam, gas and plasma sterilizers. Must know all instrumentation prepared and assembled in C.S.P.D. Must know how to check the proper condition of all surgical instrumentation. Must know how to clean all items and machines processed in the C.S.P.D. Decontamination Area. Must know to properly answer the telephones and dispatch supplies to the various nursing units. Must keep all logs and records for sterilization current. Must know how to do biological testing of the sterilizers.

    Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Requirements: Must have good motor skills and memory. Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must be able to lift heavy items. Equipment Used: Amsco steam and gas sterilizers. Amsco washers and automated transport system. Amsco cart washer. Steris V-Promax, Steris 1E.


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.

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