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Instrument Specialist

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Physical Location

Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Posted Date


Schedule Type


Dept. Name

MRC Sterile Processing

Hours Per Week



Mercy L113 Service Wkrs


Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Mercy Hospital is the premier hospital in the northern metropolitan communities of the Twin Cities. It is located on two campuses: one in Coon Rapids, and one in Fridley. Together, these facilities offer nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including cancer care, heart and vascular services, emergency and trauma care, surgical services and da Vinci® System, The Mother Baby Center at Mercy with Children’s Minnesota, Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, the Joint Replacement Center and women’s and children’s services. In 2016, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 3,500+ employees, 830+ affiliated physicians and 420 staffed beds, Mercy Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 270,000 patients each year.


Req ID: 55134
  • Instrument Specialist cleans, assembles, inspects and sterilizes all instruments and supplies following hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Duties are performed in accordance with guidelines from the FDA, State Department of Health, OSHA, AAMI and the Manufacturer to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care


  • Education :
    • High School Graduate
    • Completion of Instrument Specialist/Central Supply program, and/or Surgical Technician, and/or CS Certification
    • Will consider High School Graduate with recent job-related experience in lieu of education/certification


Qualifications/Skills :


  • Excellent communication skills including telephone triage, basic computer skills, reading, writing, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of sterile technique, sterile processing techniques, and surgical instruments


  • Central Service/Instrument Specialist Certification and/or Surgical Technician Certification required within 24 months of hire date.
  • Preferred 6 months to 1 year of experience in Sterile Processing/Central Service, and/or related education.

Work Schedule

  • 40 hours a week
  • Evening and Night shifts (Primarily 3PM-1130PM M-F shift with occasional overnight)
  • Weekend and holiday shifts rotated in department
  • SEIU
  • Benefit eligible
  • Hours based on department needs

Location/Community Information

The city of Coon Rapids is a fast growing community on the Mississippi River just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and the metropolitan area gateway to the northern part of the state. Coon Rapids offers excellent access to highways, dynamic community shopping centers with major retail anchors, and a wide variety of recreational activities including neighborhood and regional parks, a municipal golf course, indoor ice arenas, hiking and biking trails and swimming pools.

Coon Rapids:

  • Located 14 miles North of Minneapolis and 20 miles Northwest of St. Paul
  • Population = 63,000
  • Service area = 413,500

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore MinnesotaMN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Surgical Services-Tech&Support