Under the general supervision of the Sterile Processing Manager and the direct supervision of the Chief Sterile Processing/Surgical Tech participates as a member of the perioperative nursing team. Cleans, sterilizes, and assembles equipment, supplies, and instruments. Decontaminates surgical instruments. Sterilizes equipment using sterilizer or disinfects with antiseptic solutions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment. Knowledge of the basic principles for proper handling, decontamination, processing of surgical instruments and equipment. Ability to maintain quality control standards including processing, interpreting and documenting sterilizer biological controls for all sterilization methods. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Ability to support daily operations of the reprocessing of reusable medical supplies and instrumentation including extended periods of standing, walking and physical activity. Ability to assist with implementing procedures to ensure adherence to sterilization requirements, standards of conduct, cleanliness, technical accuracy, and safety regulations.
* High School Diploma or GED (Required)
* Two years of sterile processing experience, required.
* Certified Sterile Processing Tech (Required) Certification through CBSPD or IAHCSMM, required.
Location Main Campus - Pavilion A Shift Graveyard - 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM Monday thru Friday
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
Internal Number: 919
About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.