Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 148613
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2023
Supervises daily staff activities for the department. Independently performs entry level core functions. Core sterile processing functions include receive, sorting and decontamination of surgical/clinic items and instruments, inspection and packaging, identification of appropriate sterilization methods with appropriate cycle selection of sterilization or high level disinfection, completing appropriate required documentation and has the ability to perform routine testing of necessary equipment. Acts as a resource or subject matter expert for associate and mid level team members.
Work Schedule: Full Time Evenings
Performs instrument and equipment decontamination and cleaning following IFU’s while having the ability to disassemble items before choosing appropriate cleaning method. Performs visual inspection of instruments and equipment prior to appropriate assembly and packaging of instruments or equipment.
Performs appropriate sterilization/high level disinfection of instrument and equipment based on IFUs while inspecting and ensuring all external indicators, filters and labels are appropriate. Performs routine cleaning and sterilizer testing including biological monitoring, leak testing and bowie dick tests as appropriate.
Precepts and verifies competency and skill development of staff as appropriate while functioning as a resource and knowledge expert. Documents work performed utilizing instrument tracking software/paper documentation as required
Determines, coordinates, and supervises daily staffing assignments and levels. Provides direction, orientation, training, coaching, and mentoring to staff. Assists with performance evaluations and disciplinary actions. Ensures staff compliance with regulatory requirements and departmental/organizational policies and procedures.
Performs staff responsibilities as needed to fulfill required service levels. Leads the handling and resolution of complex issues and complaints.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
* Certified Registered Central Services Technician
* Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician
Minimum Required Education:
* High School diploma or GED.
* Preferred: Medical Terminology course.
* Certified as a CSPDT (Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician) or CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician).
* Preferred: Leadership development courses, second certification.
* 3 years of experience in Sterile Processing department and 1 year in a leadership role.
The pay range for this position is: $24.11 - $36.17 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.
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