Centura Health Sterile Processing Tech in Castle Rock, Colorado

Situated between Denver and Colorado Springs, Castle Rock Adventist Hospital is a new, 50-bed acute care hospital (opened in 2013) and Level III Trauma Center providing comprehensive health care to the greater Castle Rock community and surrounding areas. From experienced emergency services to delivering babies in our innovative and comfortable Birthplace, this hospital was built as a true community partnership between Centura Health and the people of Castle Rock. In the short time since it has been open, area residents not only look to this hospital for care, but enjoy visiting its community gardens, outdoor spaces and restaurant. The ER is one of the busiest in the area and staffed with board-certified emergency physicians and specialty-trained emergency nurses. We have on-site imaging that includes MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and digital mammography as well as on-site laboratory services. If you are looking for the close-knit feel of a modern, neighborhood hospital in a picturesque, family-oriented community that offers the very best of Colorado living, we invite you to explore our opportunities. For more information about Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, visit http://www.castlerockhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 131131_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Donna Rigdon DonnaRigdon@Centura.org

*Clinic/Department: 7275 CAH STERILE PROCESSING *

_Hospital:_ *CASTLE ROCK ADVENTIST HOSPITAL *

_Schedule:_ Full time

_Shift:_ Variable

*Job 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 Experience Requirements*

Six months of Sterile Processing experience in a hospital setting, preferred.

Computer skills, required.

*Education Requirement*

High School Diploma or GED required

*Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )*

  • 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. *

/This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned./

*Physical Requirements*

Medium Work - (Exert up to 50lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs frequently, and/or up to 10lbs 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.