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Operating Room Liaison

Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 181322
Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024

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Description

Location: UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion, US:CO:Aurora

Department: Sterile Processing AIP

FTE: Full Time, 1.0, 80.00 hours per pay period (2 weeks)

Shift: Nights 

Pay: $22.14 - $28.78 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience

$2.00/hour differential on top of base pay for candidates with 2+ years of Sterile Processing Tech experience 

Summary:
Serves as an information and communication conduit between the Sterile Processing Department (SPD) and the Operating Room (OR). Aids in smoothing out operations by problem solving behind the scenes.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates surgical instrument and case needs from SPD to the Operating Room. Acts as a liaison between SPD and the Operating room by communicating and assisting in real time instrument/supply needs.
  • Communicates any conflicts and turnovers with OR room and SPD prep and pack supervisor/lead/manager.
  • Utilizes expert knowledge to insure quality control. Assists in managing inventory of all instrument trays and locations.
  • Evaluates case equipment needs and proactively communicates plan for equipment prioritization. Utilizes this knowledge to recommend instrument purchasing.
  • May function as a preceptor for new sterile processing technicians.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Certified as a CSPDT (Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician) or CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) or CST (Certified Surgical Technologist).
  • 2 years of sterile processing experience

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