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Sterile Processing Technician

Longmont, CO
Description:

Are you passionate about serving patients in an inspiring work environment alongside talented people? Get moving with OCR! With over 50 years in business, we are the premier provider of orthopedic care in Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. Our organization continues to grow and we are looking for individuals who share our mission.

The Sterile Processing Technician is responsible for the cleaning, sterilization, care and maintenance of all surgical instruments. This position is also responsible for pulling, organizing, and preparing all surgical supplies required for the following day’s procedures. The Instrument Technician must function as an integral member of the Operating Room team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Sterile Processing Technician

  • Performs required biological testing of autoclaves daily and maintains documentation of that testing.
  • Cleans, disinfects, and decontaminates all instruments; assembles/reassembles instrument trays according to standard protocol; wraps and sterilizes all instrument trays.
  • Inspects instruments for proper functioning; sends malfunctioning or broken instruments out for repair or coordinates repair with supervisor; arranges for sharpening of instruments as necessary.
  • Maintains sterilization records for every sterilizer and properly documents each load.
  • Checks sterile instrument packages for breaks in sterile packaging; repackages and re-sterilizes contaminated instruments/supplies.
Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of universal safety precautions, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the care and treatment of surgical instruments; knowledge of sterilization techniques and hands on experience with autoclaves, preferred.
  • Core competencies in quality, organizational support, communication, teamwork, safety and security, organization, and confidentiality.
  • Position requires acceptable motor vehicle driving history, valid and free from restrictions, and must have a valid driver’s license and appropriate vehicle insurance coverage. Ability to travel between all OCR locations.

Physical Requirements

  • The work environment is a typical medical office environment. The employee must be able to complete their work satisfactorily in an environment where there are significant distractions, including staff, patients, and vendors walking through and conversing, telephones ringing, conversations carrying over, loud noises, and interruptions to answer questions from others.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls up to 12 hours per day. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear up to 12 hours per day. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl up to 12 hours a day.
  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and should do so in a sound and safe manner. The employee will occasionally assist patients in turning (170 lb average); will occasionally assist patient in arising from exam table; will occasionally push wheelchair patients; and occasionally assists patients in arising from and returning to wheelchair or bed.

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement savings and profit sharing plan participation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off
  • Company-sponsored events
  • Annual merit increases

**Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status, and a waiting period may apply

Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies (OCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind. OCR is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual experience and qualifications, without regard to a person’s race, color, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, the presence of any physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other protected status.

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