Patients rely on surgeons. Surgeons rely on you.
Your role in the surgery process cannot be overstated. Because while patients tend to see surgeons and nurses as key to a successful procedure, surgeons and nurses see you as a crucial part of that success. After all, before the tools are in the surgeon’s professional hands, they are first in your professional hands.
The University of Colorado Hospital in the metro-Denver area is not only a 3 time MAGNET hospital and one of the region’s largest academic teaching hospitals, it consistently ranks among the best academic medical centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report . They have also recognized us as the #1 Hospital in Denver . Most recently, the University HealthSystem Consortium has honored us as the highest-performing academic hospital in the U.S. , an award especially coveted as it is based solely on patient experience.
As Specialty Instrument Tech , your overall responsibility will be for the successful processing, maintenance, sterilization and tracking of operating room instruments. This will entail decontaminating, assembling and packaging instruments according to established procedures. Your commitment to precision and accuracy will also be utilized as you track specialty related instruments and perform QI audits. Your problem-solving skills will prove useful as you identify instrument problems, suggest alternatives and initiate action. The maintenance of records, logs and files of specialty related instruments will also fall within the realm of your responsibility.
To be considered for this position, you should have a High School Diploma or a GED. You must also have 5 years of experience processing surgical instruments (general, cardio/thoracic, vascular, orthopedic, and neurosurgical), OR you must have graduated from an accredited surgical technologist program. It is also required that you obtain CRCST or CBSPD certification within 1 year of being hired. Additionally, you must be able to communicate clearly and professionally with a diverse staff, and to thrive on multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. Accurate data entry skills and an ability to work independently are also a must.
There are many important advantages to becoming part of UCH, including our continuing growth and financial stability. This means that going forward, we can provide everything you need to succeed and thrive. Here are some of the excellent compensation and cafeteria-style benefit programs we offer:
Health care spending account
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Continuing Education and Professional Membership Program
Life Insurance for employee and dependents
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
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University of Colorado Hospital - 14 months ago