Sterile Equipment Tech:
Centura Health

119794-en_US
Centura Health
Littleton Colorado
Healthcare
Description

Littleton Adventist Hospital is a 231-bed, full-service medical center delivering quality care and Level II emergency care for more than 25 years. Located in the Denver suburb of Littleton, CO, the hospital is surrounded by residential neighborhoods, retail, dining, Littleton’s charming “old town” area, and abundant outdoor space with trails, nature centers and golf courses. In addition to numerous awards for care excellence, we are also leading the way in health care environmental sustainability. Our associates are actively engaged in protecting the health of our environment, working tirelessly to minimize the negative environmental impacts from our operations. Our sustainable achievements have been recognized with several local and national awards, including the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth  for three consecutive years (2014- 2016).  View this shor video to learn why our associates love working here and how our mission and culture help to create fulfilling careers:  https://centura-21.wistia.com/medias/e0qve9d10v



 



Job Description/Job Posting ID: 119794



Recruiter Contact: Donna Rigdon, donnarigdon@centura.org



Clinic/Department: 7275 LAH STERILE PROCESSING 



Hospital: LITTLETON ADVENTIST HOSPITAL 



Schedule: Full Time



Shift: Variable


Position Summary



Performs routine tasks relating to the decontamination, processing, sterilization, and distribution of instruments, equipment and sterile supplies. Responsible for general operating and monitoring of sterilization equipment. Maintains records in compliance with AAMI, AORN, Joint Commission and OSHA standards.



Minimum Education Requirements




  • High School Diploma or GED



Minimum Experience Requirements




  • Six months of experience, preferred

  • Computer skills required



Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )




  • Cleans, decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and wraps or packages supplies and instruments using proper techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how items to be sterilized should be packaged in a manner that promotes successful sterilization. Understands the recommended practices for cleaning and care of surgical instruments and powered equipment and the device manufacturer’s validated and written instructions for use. Understands that devices labeled as single-use should not be reprocessed unless the FDA guideline for reprocessing of single-use devices can be met.*

  • Sterilizes supplies and instruments using the prescribed method (e.g. steam, gas plasma (Sterrad). Operates washer/decontaminator per department policy and procedure. Understands the basic principles of all sterilization equipment used in the department. Demonstrates knowledge of how items to be sterilized should be packaged in a manner that promotes successful sterilization. Follows manufacturer’s recommendations (IFU’s). *

  • Assures cleanliness of decontamination, sterilization, and equipment areas. Validates the proper functioning of all equipment using established mechanical and biological monitors. Assures that sterilized supplies and instruments are correctly labeled and stored in a manner to ensure sterility and understands that all storage areas are to be in compliance with any applicable regulatory guidelines. *

  • Demonstrates technical skills needed to establish and maintain High-Level Disinfection (HLD) processes. *

  • Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *

  • Able to utilize features of computerized tray/instrument tracking system, if applicable. *

  • Applies knowledge of the dress code related to Standard Precautions and consistently wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). *

  • Reports any life safety issues, environmental concerns or process deviation to immediate supervisor. *

  • Maintains a customer friendly rapport with peers and internal/external customers.*

  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with others. *

  • Communicates appropriately and professionally with peers. *

  • Ability to provide on-call coverage outside of standard scheduled hours per department and/or facility policy. *

  • Records reflect work activity as prescribed by department policy. *



Physical Requirements




  • Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly


 



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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