Children's Hospital Colorado Instrument/SP Tech Lead (Certified) - 60845 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Why Work at Children's....This position is located in Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs is listed as#2 of best places to live in the U.S. (according to U.S. News & World Report)For more information for living in working in Colorado Springs please clickthe following linkWith a regional team of more than 550 team members - including 45 providersacross more than 20 medical specialties - Children's Colorado has beenpresent in southern Colorado since 2001 and now has team members at fourlocations providing outpatient specialty care, inpatient care, emergentcare, therapy care and urgent care services. Scheduled to open in early2019, the new Children's Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs will be thefirst pediatric-only hospital in the region. Once completed, it will be themost comprehensive children's hospital between Denver, Dallas, Phoenixand Kansas City and will include the region's only emergency department andoperating rooms built just for kids and served by pediatric experts who havededicated their lives to treating kids - and only kids - and who will bedirectly linked to one of the country's leading pediatric academic medicalcenters. A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspireyou, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.This exciting opportunity will not only give you the ability to lead a diverseteam of pediatric experts, you will also have the chance to build and grow asuccessful team in a new hospital in one of the most beautiful cities in thecountry!Learn about Children's and our Culture: InformationDepartment: Sterile ProcessingHours Per Pay Period: 80, eligible for benefitsShift: Various shifts availableAnticipated Start Month: January/February 2019Job OverviewThe Lead Instrument/Sterile Processing Technician provides an essential rolein patient safety and infection control by ensuring surgical instruments,endoscopes and patient care equipment is decontaminated, reprocessed andmaintained. The Lead Technician operates several types of surgical instrumentsterilizers and decontamination equipment. In addition, the Lead Techniciantakes on the additional duties of a surgical specialty liaison.ResponsibilitiesPopulation Specific CareNo Direct Patient CareEssential FunctionsAn employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of thefollowing essential functions. These examples do not include all of thefunctions which the employee may be expected to perform.Acts as surgical specialty liaison to the Operating Room and Procedure Center.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, acting as a resource toteam members for the services provided; being a positive role model; andassisting with the implementation of new procedures and/orequipment/instrumentation within the service.Performs all case cart functions including picking case carts for OperatingRoom (OR) and Procedure Center cases.Assists with training on cleaning and sterilization, using instrumentmanufacturer's guidelines for new instruments and sets.Creates and updates instrument set lists and enters them into SPM system.Performs decontamination functions for all durable medical equipment and ORsurgical instruments.Performs sterile processing functions with a variety of sterilization methods.Performs surgical instrument functions with proper care and handling. Ensuresall instruments are in proper working condition before reassembling the sets.Participates in professional education and growth opportunities within SterileProcessing and instrument technology. Maintains certifications and stays up todate with current trends in field.Precepts new employees.Participates in departmental, divisional, and/or organizationalcommittees and projects as assigned.Acts as a role model and team lead for other team members.Other InformationCOMPETENCIESADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes inwork responsibilities or environment (e.g., people, pro