Under the general supervision of the Sterile Processing Manager, participates as a leadperson of the perioperative nursing team by providing disinfection, sterilization, and infection prevention support for Denver Health, operating room, hospital clients, and its clinics on a 24-hour, 7-day week basis.
Orients and trains new staff. Schedules for 24 hour processing and maintains proper staffing coverage for the department. Sterilizes, prepares and delivers surgical instrumentation and medical equipment for the operating room and other Denver Health units.
Operates all disinfection and sterilization equipment. Works with customers to maintain the instrument menus and equipment processing database. Oversee the day to day operations of the department.
Must be a Certified Sterile Processing Technician to apply.
Please attach a copy of your certification and a copy of your (AHA) BLS card to the attachment section of your application.
High School Graduate or GED Certificate.
Sterile Processing Certifcation education.eesin
Typically five or more years in the sterile processing or surgical technologist arena.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Knowledge of the basic principles for proper handling, decontamination, processing of surgical instruments and equipment.
Skills to instruct others on the foundations of
Sterile processing, specifically decontamination, instrument set assembly and proper selection of
Skills to train, mentor and correct staff members in a collaborate manner.
Ability to maintain quality control standards including processing, interperting and documenting
sterilizer biological controls for all sterilization methods.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in
Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Ability to support daily operations of the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including extended periods of standing, walking and physical activity.
Ability to assist with implementing procedures to ensure adherence to sterilization requirements, standards of conduct, cleanliness, technical accuracy, and safety regulations.
Ability to problem-solve through research and critical thinking utilizing current industry trends/data.
Sterile Processing Certification through the CBSPD or IAHCSMM. Surgical Technician Certification through NBSTSA or NCCT. Surgical Technologists
must be registered with the State of Colorado.
Current (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR.
All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 500-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, eight family health centers, 13 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, an off-site 100 bed non-medical detoxification unit and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $4 billion in care for the uninsured since 1991. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving thirty percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 160,000 individuals and 40% of Denver’s children.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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