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Instrument Technician - Casa Grande


  • Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Full-time
  • Casa Grande, AZ, USA

At American Vision Partners (AVP), we partner with the most respected ophthalmology practices in the country and integrate best-in-class management systems, operational infrastructure, and advanced technology to provide the highest quality patient care possible. Our practices include Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Southwestern Eye Center, Retinal Consultants of Arizona, M&M Eye Institute, Abrams Eye Institute, Southwest Eye Institute, Aiello Eye Institute, and Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction. We are focused on building the nation’s largest and most comprehensive eye care practices and currently operate more than 100 eye care centers in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas – including 25 ambulatory surgical centers.

Instrument Technician
Southwestern Eye Center - Casa Grande; Travel to South ASCs

As a Instrument Technician, you will be responsible for cleaning, organizing, wrapping and sterilizing instrumentation, assuring all instrumentation and equipment is maintained in an optimal manner.

  • Report any malfunctioning equipment/instruments to supervisor.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly central processing area (e.g., shelves, counters, equipment).
  • Adheres to sterilization process policies and procedures.
  • Cleans, wraps, maintains and sterilizes each item according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Inspects instruments for damage and defects; lubricates items as required.
  • Determines whether each item is in good working condition.
  • Sorts and arranges items into proper trays according to established policy/procedure.
  • Wraps trays and individual items according to established policy/procedure.
  • Accurately labels each item with name and date.
  • Correctly operates sterilizers, ultrasonic washer, and other processing equipment (i.e., positions items correctly in sterilizer, selects proper cycle, seeks assistance when needed)
  • Checks equipment indicators for proper functioning
  • Performs required biological/chemical monitoring tests on all sterilizers and maintains logs according to established policy/procedure
  • Maintains all logs in a neat and orderly fashion.
  • Maintains inventory levels and accurate records
  • Performs weekly inspections of all sterile items in facility
  • Checks for outdated items and package integrity of wrapped sterilized items; replaces items as necessary
  • Places items in correct location
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies for the sterile processing area
  • Maintains/updates the instrument tray inventory list
  • Accurately documents count of instruments loaned/returned to outside sources
  • Cleans autoclave in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  • Assists with operating room turnovers and close of day activities.
  • Assists co-workers with daily preparation for next day’s surgery schedule.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Two years experience with surgical instruments and sterilization techniques preferred.
  • ASC experience preferred.
  • CPR certification.
  • Knowledge in fundamentals of microbiology, sterilization procedures, aseptic technique and maintenance/care of equipment.
  • Dedication to patient satisfaction.
  • Ophthalmology experience preferred.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Benefits & Perks:

Your health, happiness and your future matters! At AVP, we offer everything from medical and dental to significant eye care discounts, continuing education, 401(k), paid holidays plus PTO, flexible work hours and much more!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Some positions will require a favorable driving record.