Sterile Processing Coordinator

SCL Health
Denver, CO
Post Date:
July 26, 2022
Job Status:






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Sterile Processing Technician Coordinator.




You know how to stay organized and move fast. You respond calmly in high pressure situations.




Youre generous with your thoughts, your partnership and especially your passion for patient safety.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.








Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence  Magnet designation  by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body:  it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.






Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.


Your day.




As a Sterile Processing Tech Coordinator, you need to know how to:



  • As a SPD subject matter expert, lead SPD projects, troubleshoot issues, develop procedures and assist in the implementation of best practices in the improvement of SPD practices and procedures.
  • Act as an educator for the department to provide on the job (OJT) to new associates as needed.
  • Implement best practices established by SCL Health in agreement with The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and manufacture recommendations for the care and handling of surgical instrumentation in defining policies and processes for Sterile Processing.
  • Act as a liaison with other departments and within a multi-discipline work team as needed.
  • Operate and monitor sterilization equipment.
  • Prioritize daily tasked based on interpretation of surgical schedule, determining the requirement for instruments for each surgical case.
  • Disassemble carts and follow Universal Precautions for decontamination.
  • Sterilize, disinfect durable medical equipment and instruments, package clean supplies and instruments, maintain records for all instruments and transport sterilized items to the floor.
  • Assemble sterilized instruments and recheck all instruments for cleanliness and/or impairment. Properly check power equipment.
  • Take measures to allow for easy instrument tracking including following labeling processes, use of engraver or instrument identifying marking tools, reporting and documenting all missing instruments and implants replaced in trays.
  • Communicate the equipment and instrument inventory status with the Central Processing staff and Surgery Charge Nurse including order status, back orders and/or changes.
  • Respond to emergency situations by insuring all emergency, trauma and add-on cases are supplied properly and delivered to the Operating Room in a timely manner.
  • Utilize applications and technology to accurately facilitate record keeping in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in Sterile Processing, required
  • Certified Registered Central Supply Technician (CRCST) or Certified Sterile Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) or Certified Surgical Technician (CST), preferred
  • At least two (2) years of experience in a hospital or clinic operating room, preferred

Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Sterile Processing Tech Coordinator on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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