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Supervisor - Sterile Processing Department

Company: UCHealth
Location: Aurora
Posted on: October 10, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:
Supervises daily staff activities for the department. Independently performs entry-level core functions. Core sterile processing functions include receiving, sorting, and decontamination of surgical/clinic items and instruments, inspection and packaging, identification of appropriate sterilization methods with appropriate cycle selection of sterilization or high-level disinfection, completing appropriate required documentation, and has the ability to perform routine testing of necessary equipment. Acts as a resource or subject matter expert for associate and mid-level team members.

Work Schedule: Full-Time Weekend

Responsibilities:

  • Performs instrument and equipment decontamination and cleaning following IFU's while having the ability to disassemble items before choosing the appropriate cleaning methods. Performs visual inspection of instruments and equipment prior to appropriate assembly and packaging of instruments or equipment.
  • Performs appropriate sterilization/high-level disinfection of instrument and equipment based on IFUs while inspecting and ensuring all external indicators, filters and labels are appropriate. Performs routine cleaning and sterilizer testing including biological monitoring, leak testing, and bowie dick tests as appropriate.
  • Precepts and verifies competency and skill development of staff as appropriate while functioning as a resource and knowledge expert. Documents work performed utilizing instrument tracking software/paper documentation as required
  • 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 regulatory requirements and departmental/organizational policies and procedures.
  • Performs staff responsibilities as needed to fulfill required service levels. Leads the handling and resolution of complex issues and complaints.
  • Within the scope of the job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


Requirements:
  • Certified Registered Central Services Technician
    Certified Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician
  • Other information:
    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 years of experience in the 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 the card in hand before the 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.)


The pay range for this position is: $22.54 - $33.81 / hour. Pay is dependent on the applicant's relevant experience.

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

UCHealth offers its 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 extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There are 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.

Keywords: UCHealth, Aurora , Supervisor - Sterile Processing Department, Other , Aurora, Colorado

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