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Certified Sterile Equip Tech - Full Time - Variable - Littleton Adventist Hospital

Company: Centura Health
Location: Littleton
Posted on: March 10, 2018

Job Description:

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: ***********************************************

Job Description/Job Posting ID: ******

Recruiter Contact: Donna Ridgon - ***********************

Clinic/Department: 7275 LAH STERILE PROCESSING


Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Variable, hours planned for 2:00p - 10:30p


Position 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. Maintains Certification, and monitors, instructs and mentors non-certified.

Minimum Education Requirements

- High school diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Requirements

- 6 months of experience, preferred.
- Computer skills, required.


- Sterile Processing and Distribution Certification (CRCST), Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) Certification or Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) required.

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

- Cleans, decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and wraps or packages supplies and instruments using proper techniques and procedures. Knowledge of how items to be sterilized should be packaged in a manner that promotes successful sterilization. Understands the recommended practices for cleaning and care of surgical instruments and powered equipment and the device manufacturer's validated and written instructions for use. Understands that devices labeled as single-use should not be reprocessed unless the FDA guideline for reprocessing of single-use devices can be met.*
- 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. *
- 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. *
- Maintains CRCST or CBSPD certification. *
- Adheres to department procedures and acceptable protocols. *
- Utilizes 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/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. 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.


Job Reference #: *********A0

Job Status: Full Time

Date Posted: 3/6/2018

Pay Rate:

Recruiter and Available Location Information

7700 South Broadway, Littleton, CO 80122

Keywords: Centura Health, Denver, Certified Sterile Equip Tech - Full Time - Variable - Littleton Adventist Hospital, Healthcare, Littleton, Colorado

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