Sterile Tech OR/CST in Los Alamos, NM at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 10/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Los Alamos Medical Center

Los Alamos Medical Center is a community Hospital located in the beautiful mountain community of Los Alamos, NM, surrounded by the powerful Jemez Mountains.  Los Alamos is a health oriented community that is proud to have its own ski hill, golf course, aquatic center where Olympic swim teams train, the best schools in the state of NM, outstanding hiking trails, is a very safe community and is the home of Los Alamos National Labs.  Local historical and beautiful sites (Santa Fe, Taos) are within an hour’s drive of Los Alamos. Los Alamos Medical Center is committed to its quality initiatives and a culture of safety, is invested in the growth of its staff and thus supports ongoing education, certifications and other ongoing learning, and   extends numerous recognition programs to all of its staff. This positions provides inspection, decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of instruments and other patient care equipment in accordance with processing guidelines, AAMI, AORN, TJC, and OSHA requirements. Operates departmental equipment daily according to manufacturer instructions with emphasis on safety. Provides customer service to all departments with a focus on the patient need. Processes and documents all sterile supplies and equipment daily using chemical, biological and mechanical indicators to verify sterility in accordance with manufacturer instructions and hospital policy. Monitors and performs antimicrobial and disinfection solutions testing according to manufacturer instructions and documentation daily.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements 

Minimum Education
High school diploma or equivalent required

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to workwith minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment andtake appropriate action.
Basic understanding/knowledge of surgical central sterilization techniquesrequired.
Basic understanding/knowledge of scrub tech duties preferred
Minimum of two years previous healthcare in a hospital setting preferred.
Basic Life Support (BLS) current upon hire.
New hires will have ninety (90) days from date of hire to obtain American HeartAssociation 
certifications. Notwithstanding this ‘grace period’ for obtaining AmericanHeart Association
certifications, employees are not excused from being current in any and allexisting certifications
that are required for their position as outlined in the position jobdescription.
CRCST and/or CST certification preferred

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran