Centura Health Sterile Processing Tech in Parker, Colorado

Known locally as the “full-service community hospital doing some big things,” Parker Adventist Hospital, (located at E-470 and Parker Road), offers leading medical experts, the latest technology and a broad array of clinical services. Ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction, Parker Hospital performs complex spine and brain surgery along with weight-loss and joint-replacement surgery. We have a Level II Trauma Center and a Birthplace with a Level IIIA NICU caring for babies born as early as 28 weeks. Opened 10 years ago and still growing, the entire team is incredibly vibrant, skilled, enthusiastic, innovative and motivated. The sense of “newness” felt at Parker is a big aspect of the culture and the high patient and employee satisfaction scores speak volumes about the care and the environment. Every associate at Parker lives its culture of “relationship based care” each day – treating every patient, family and team member like WE would want to be cared for. For more information about Parker Adventist Hospital and joining the team, visit http://www.parkerhospital.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 130989_

_Recruiter Contact:_ Donna Rigdon DonnaRigdon@Centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7275 PARKER STERILE PROCESSING*

_Hospital:_* PARKER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL*

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Evenings; 3pm to 11:30pm. Includes a generous evening shift differential of $2.75 above the base rate.

*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 previous SPD experience in a hospital setting strongly 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.