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Sterile Processing Tech Advanced

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Full Time, Weekday evenings. 40 hours/week.Pay Range is between $21.24-25.48/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience.Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World 'Best Hospitals for Maternity Care', 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and positively contribute to the community.POSITION SUMMARYThe Advanced Sterile Processing Technician is assigned full performance level duties responsible for decontamination, preparation, sterilization and distribution of surgical instruments, hospital instruments and medical equipment throughout the institution, utilizing infection control and safety practices during all phases of the process. Guides, mentors, and serves as a resource for Sterile Processing Technicians.JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation or Formal TrainingHigh School diploma or equivalent preferredSpecial Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)Certification (CBSPD or IAHCSMM) is required-Options are Sterile Processing and Distribution Certification (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS), or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD). Must currently hold one of these certifications.A current certification must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.Knowledge:Complete understanding of sterilization techniques.Record keeping regarding ordering, expenditures, and maintenance of surgical instruments and SP supplies.A preceptor and resource person for new employees and staff.Identifies and meets educational needs.Specialty surgical services with identification and understanding of surgical instruments and their care and use in surgical procedures.Knowledge of equipment function sufficient to be able to determine operational adequacy and to distinguish between operator error and equipment malfunction.Knowledge of applicable sanitary infection control and safety standards sufficient to be able to perform all assignments within the safety parameters.Knowledge of unit and floor needs sufficient to be able to assemble and wrap appropriate instruments, supplies and equipment.Knowledge of processes, procedures, quality assurance, chemicals and medical instruments sufficient to be able to decontaminate and sterilize equipment, supplies and instruments.Skill in cleaning specialized equipment.Skills:Is able to perform technical functions.Have manual dexterity and fine motor coordination.Ability to lift and move trays of instruments and patient care equipment, e.G., IV pumps, monitors, up to 30 pounds.Is able to perform bending, lifting, and washing using decontamination processes, which will include instrument pans, bins, trays and carts of various sizes.Have no physical limitations as to lifting trays of instruments (above the head), pushing, pulling carts from sterilizer, walking, and standing for duration of shift.Tactile differentiation, e.G., temperature, moisture.Must have good people skills and be able to operate well under pressure.Must have good telephone manners and negotiation skills.Computer skills and knowledge of inventory processes.Service Excellence skillsTeam Building/Concept SkillsInterpersonal SkillsAbility:Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.Able to proficiently use the Electronic Health Record, Word and Excel and SPM computer programs.Able to provide information and follow-up regarding sterilizer load data.Experience1-2 years of experience working in a sterile processing department preferred.Extensive experience with sterilization techniques, processing instrumentation as well as all other aspects involved with or pertaining to SPD.Leadership experience preferred.OR Tech experience preferredComputer experience preferredInventory experience preferredESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESProvides asset management and support of surgical instruments and trays belonging to or consigned to the facility, in accordance with the Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standardsOperates all required equipment and machinery accurately and safely, prepares, assembles and sterilizes instruments and supplies according to parameters of sterilization. Maintains appropriate records, and monitors quality control and infection control standards.Accurately handles and cares for instruments appropriately with examination for function, identification and assembly according to SPM and preparation for sterilization; retrieves malfunctioning instruments and ensures repairs are completed.Correctly peel-packs supplies, instruments, wraps instruments for sterilization, inspects each instrument for use, function, completeness and cleanliness.Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all BCH policies, procedures and standards.Maintains records regarding maintenance of instrumentation and equipment.Is responsible for reporting damaged or malfunctioning equipment and obtaining loaner/rental instruments when requested.Maintains all surgical trays, equipment and instruments in proper working condition, and educates staff on such. WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESPhysical working environment may include, but not limited to, any of the following hazards: high pressure steam, chemical, electrical, mechanical, biowaste, stress, back strain, body fluids, etc.Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, multi-stimuli, etc.Pressure from high volume census to meet deadlines to obtain supplies from vendors.Extensive people contact and interruptions.About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, ColoradoUncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more!EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplaceLocation: Boulder Community Health - Sterile ProcessingSchedule: Full-time, Evenings 8 hour shifts, Monday-Friday

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