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Sterile Processing Technician

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital . Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country. AVH requires COVID-19 Vaccination for all Staff. This Position Offers: Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep, and much more. Job Overview: The Certified Sterile Processing Technician cleans, disinfects and sterilizes all instruments and equipment for surgical procedures and patient care. The Certified SPD Technician performs all daily biological and sterile supply testing and maintains logs for each. The Certified Sterile Processing Technician functions throughout facility to organize and direct equipment needs to units. The Certified SPD Technician assists clinical patient operations as needed with endoscopy procedures and clinics. The Certified SPD Technician Stocks and orders supplies for units as directed. The SPD tech will be responsible for understanding and being fully involved in completion of competencies based on AVH policies, AORN, AAMI, IAHCMM and SGNA standards that are used as guidelines for SPD Practices. The Certified SPD Technician will be an active member of the entire department, with the ability to help in roles outside of surgically specific job duties if needed. The Certified SPD Technician will work collaboratively with others within the department to ensure an efficient, professional and respectful environment. The Certified SPD Technician will work with other departments as well, in regards to patient safety and communication Primary Scope of Responsibilities: Cleans, disinfects and sterilizes equipment and sterile supplies according to hospital policy and central processing standards. Correctly operates steam sterilizers, Steris, ultrasonic cleaner, scope processors and washer/sterilizer. Daily correctly wraps and labels sterile supplies per procedure. Discards any outdated patient chargeable supplies on a monthly basis. Restocks exchange carts for clinical units as directed, utilizing stock lists. Cleans, stores and delivers equipment as needed to clinical units. Communicates with staff, supervisor and Biomed regarding equipment availability and repair needs. Sterilizes and prepares equipment for satellite facilities and or physicians' offices as directed by supervisor. Monitors Quality Assurance indicators as defined by supervisor. Daily maintains all Proof of Sterility logs for the steam sterilizer and Evotech per departmental procedure. Documents biological log for steam sterilizer per departmental procedure on a daily basis. Assess all loads for indicators of successful sterilization cycle. Strive to achieve certification within six months of hire date. Assists clinical staff during scheduled endoscopy procedure days and outpatient clinic days to promote efficient case turnover and equipment preparation. Fully stocks all clinical units on a daily basis by collaborating with materials department staff and unit staff. Performs general clerical duties for department. The Certified SPD Technician will be responsible for working on Policies and Procedures, Preference Cards and other needed projects as assigned by the Lead SPD Tech, Director or Perioperative Charge Nurse for the department when not engaged in cases. The Certified SPD Technician will responsibly document Charges in both the EMR as well as when Pulling /Taking supplies for cases through Pyxis. The Certified SPD Technician will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Perioperative Services Department. The Certified SPD Technician will show competency with all equipment, systems or procedures that are performed within the Perioperative Services Department. The Certified SPD Technician will be dressed in AVH Scrubs at the assigned start of the shift, ready to perform their job duties. The Certified SPD Technician will communicate clearly with the Lead SPD Tech, Charge Nurse, Director and other staff in regards to plans for procedures, patient flow and personal needs. Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: Sterile Processing experience required Computer proficiency required Strong interpersonal skills required Ability to work independently required Central Processing certification within eighteen (18) months of hire Benefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered. Pay range for new hires: $24.35 - $31.71 /hr. Our comprehensive benefits package includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement, which can be viewed here .

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Sterile Processing Technician, Professions , Aspen, Colorado

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