Centura Health Sterile Processing Tech in Littleton, Colorado

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: 132746_

_Recruiter Contact:_ DonnaRigdon@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_ *7275 LAH STERILE PROCESSING *

_Hospital:_ *LITTLETON 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 Education Requirements_

  • High School Diploma or GED required

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • Six months of experience, preferred.

  • Computer skills, required.

_License/Certifications_

  • N/A

_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. *

_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.