Night Nurse/Sterile Resources Technician

responsible for monitoring post-surgical patients and ensuring instruments are free of pathogenic organisms

Patrick Titus, Sterile Resource Technician


Are you organized and detail oriented? Are you a perfectionist? Are you self-directed and enjoy working mostly on your own?

If you are interested in joining the Azzore team, you may send us your resume by fax (479) 964-4306, by email, or by snail mail to Azzore Veterinary Specialists, 2711 E Parkway Dr, Russellville AR 72802.

Your primary responsibility will be to monitor any post-surgical patients overnight. This includes hourly TPR’s.  You will also clean, repack and sterilize (use of steam and gas autoclaves) surgical instruments and other packs that are used by our surgeon on a daily basis. As time allows, you will restock/update supply lists, and perform general hospital cleanup as required.

The last work day of each month, all inventoried supplies, parts, and medications will need to be counted.

This is a very routine and mostly solitary job. If you are very detail and task-oriented, enjoy working night shift, and like working by yourself (after you have been trained and are proficient at our packs, of course!) this could be the perfect position for you! Computer skills are a big plus. Wage is negotiable (based on education and experience).

The position currently available is three or four nights a week (Mon-Thurs) from 8:00 PM until 8:00 AM. If you require a set number of work hours or a guaranteed monthly income this is not the job for you.


  • Patient care and monitoring
    Attention to detail
    Ability to fold drapes and gowns neatly
    Ability to learn to operate gas and steam autoclaves
    Ability to time manage
    Ability to problem solve
    Be dependable
    Have a telephone
    Have reliable transportation
    Schedule flexibility
    Good references
    Good attitude
    Open to learning new skills
    Some heavy lifting

Candidates must be comfortable working alone on a night shift and must possess the intuitive skill required to closely monitor recovering patients and accurately assess their response to treatment.  Good interpersonal and communication skills with the previous and following shift team members are a critical aspect of this job.

Must have a telephone and reliable transportation.

Maturity, responsibility, flexibility and the ability to work unsupervised are critical in this position. If you do not have these skills, or cannot work 12-hour shifts at night, please do not waste your time and ours by applying.