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Supervisor - Sterile Processing Department

Company: UCHealth
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Supervises daily staff activities. Acts as a resource or subject matter expert for associate and mid-level team members.

Work Schedule: Full Time Days


  • 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 departmental and organizational policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Performs entry level core functions, including receiving, sorting and decontamination of surgical/clinic items and instruments, inspection and packaging. Identifies sterilization methods with appropriate cycle selection of sterilization or high level disinfection, completing required documentation. Disassembles items before choosing appropriate cleaning method. Performs instrument and equipment decontamination and cleaning following IFU's.
  • Performs visual inspection of instruments and equipment prior to assembly and packaging of instruments or equipment. Inspects and ensures all external indicators, filters and labels are appropriate. Performs routine cleaning and sterilizer testing, including biological monitoring, leak testing and bowie dick tests.
  • Precepts and verifies competency and skill development of staff while functioning as a resource and knowledge expert. Documents work with instrument tracking software/paper documentation. 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.
    • Required Licensure/Certification: Certified as a CSPDT (Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician) or CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician). Preferred: Leadership development courses, second certification.
    • Minimum Experience: 3 year of experience in Sterile Processing department and 1 year in a leadership role.
    • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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      The hourly pay range for this position is $24.11 - $36.17/hr. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

      An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

      UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

      At UCHealth, we do things differently

      We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado's largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it's a passion.

      Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There's no limits to your potential here.

      Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

      UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual's race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any "qualified applicant with a disability" as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.


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