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Sterile Processing Tech Apprenticeship

Company: UCHealth
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

UCHealth is partnering with Front Range Community College (FRCC) to offer a 20 week paid Sterile Processing apprenticeship which starts on 8/21 . Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to transition to a permanent position on one of our sterile processing teams. The program consists of 1 semester of coursework that includes both didactic and hands-on simulation in a fully functioning sterile processing department. As a UCHealth employee, students are eligible to receive generous tuition support and certification fee reimbursement to help offset the costs associated with this program. As an apprentice you will learn how to process surgical instruments used in an operating room setting to comply with standards set by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management organization (IAHCSMM).

Location - University Of Colorado Hospital

What does a Sterile Processing Tech do?

Sterile Processing Technicians (SPTs) are allied health professionals responsible for the sterilization and assembly of the equipment used by physicians and nurses during medical procedures, including examinations and surgery, as well as tracking inventory and ordering new equipment when needed.


Instrument and equipment decontamination and cleaning following IFUs 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 of instrument and equipment based on IFUs while inspecting and ensuring all external indicators, filters and labels are appropriate.

Documents work performed utilizing instrument tracking software/paper documentation as required.

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.


Minimum Required Education: High School diploma or GED.

Required Licensure/Certification: None Required.

Minimum Experience: None Required.

The pay rate for this role $19.67.

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 Colorados 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, its 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, well do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. Theres 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 individuals 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.

Keywords: UCHealth, Denver , Sterile Processing Tech Apprenticeship, Other , Lakewood, Colorado

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