HCA, Hospital Corporation of America OR Liaison in Aurora, Colorado

At The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza patients are our first priority. We take extreme measures to ensure high quality, safe care in the most comfortable setting possible. Highlights About The Medical Center of Aurora: Metro Denver's first community hospital to earn Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence. Primary Stroke Certification (The Medical Center of Aurora). Two accredited Chest Pain Centers (Main Campus and Centennial Medical Plaza). Ranked the #4 hospital in the Denver metro area and the #4 hospital in Colorado in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Hospital Rankings. Level II Trauma Center at our Main Campus. Level IIIa NICU at our Main Campus. Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award Recipient for 2013-2016. State-of-the-art Heart Care Tower on Main Campus. Community Hospital Cancer Program accreditation from American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. NAPBC-accredited Breast Cancer Care Center. Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children affiliation.

Why Choose The Medical Center of Aurora? • Two-time Magnet® Recognition • 12 OR suites • Video integration • Stealth Navigation for Neurology and ENT • daVinci Robot for GYN, Urology and General Surgery • Level II Trauma Center • Specializing in Chiari Malformation surgery, hepatobiliary procedures, cardiovascular/cardiothoracic and traumatic orthopedic cases We perform over 500 surgeries a month in the following surgical specialties: • Cardiovascular • Orthopedic Spine • Orthopedics • GYN • Urology • Neuro • Plastics • ENT • General Surgery • Trauma

This position supports the mission of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza of optimizing the quality of life of all those served by expanding beyond the traditional focus on medical needs to the needs of the whole person.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Provides asset management and support of surgical instruments and trays belonging to or consigned to the facility, in accordance with The Department of Health, TJC, OSHA, CDC, AAMI and AORN standards.

  • Properly handles, decontaminates, assembles, sterilizes and returns for use all instrumentation in accordance with the above organizational standards.

  • Works with Clinical Coordinators to maintain preference cards and lean multiple specialty instrumentation.

  • Point of contact for OR staff for in room assistance and instrumentation needs.

  • Accurate and timely reporting of shift details to incoming shift staff and Lead Technician.

  • Performs inventory replacement procedures, transports instrumentation to OR as needed.

  • Supports daily operations of any activities that pertain to the processing of reusable instrumentation.

  • Communicates with SPD staff and OR staff to ascertain that pre-case needs are met, resolve any outstanding issues and offer alternatives if necessary.

  • Reporting of broken instrumentation, and vital communication with team leadership and/or manager.

  • Demonstrates consistent success in working, communicating with, and mentoring diverse staff.

  • Communicates in a professional manner to all staff and facility employees.

  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of instrumentation in multiple specialty areas.

  • Completes documentation for inventory and equipment service requests.

  • Regularly meets with OR staff and surgeons to ensure needs are being met and prioritized.

  • Verifies availability of instrumentation for next day cases and weekend cases.

  • Other duties as assigned.

The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza expects our core values to be reflected in the way every employee interacts with co-workers, patients and family members, and with others in the community. The intent of these values is to assure that TMCA/CMP creates the environment where individuals choose to work, and that patient care services are of the highest quality.

Position Requirements:

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certification as a Sterile Processing Technician required, and one advanced certification (Advanced Instrument Tech, CST or Endoscopy Technician) required within 1 year of hire.

Education: Associate Degree or equivalent from 2 year technical school, or 2 years related experience, or combination of both.

Experience: At least 2 years of previous SPD experience, or similar clinical experience required.

Special Qualifications: Medical terminology and familiarity with surgical instrumentation preferred. Good organizational and leadership skills, attention to detail and ability to multi task in a high pressure environment. Must be able to read and speak English fluently.

Degree of supervision required: Involves general guidance and direction of SPD Tech I staff.

Job: *Supervisors Team Leaders & Coordinators

Title: OR Liaison

Location: Colorado-Aurora-The Medical Center of Aurora

Requisition ID: 03191-69816