Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2 - variable shift.RESPONSIBILITIES:Under general direction, decontaminate, process, sterilize and assemble complex arrangements of specialized and intricate surgical instruments, equipment and supplies for surgical procedures following established guidelinesPrioritize the need for instruments, equipment and supplies based on the scheduled surgical cases, surgeries in process and surgical cases added during the work scheduleIdentify and sort contaminated instruments and equipment to protect delicate instruments and to clean items completelyDisassemble and reassemble items with multiple partsRecognize dissembled parts of intricate instruments and equipment and reassemble and/or return to the appropriate traysDetermine and use the appropriate decontamination procedureDisassemble and decontaminate equipment and instruments using approved disinfectants, detergents, soaps, cleaners and processing methodsCollect and dispose of large volumes of biohazardous waste materials from surgical proceduresInspect, test, reassemble, test for proper functioning, package, label and date instrumentation and equipmentServe as a liaison between the surgical services staff, clinics, and CSPD staff to communicate status of requests for instruments and equipmentProvide technical support and assistance to operating room staff within a sterile environment regarding the assembly and operation of surgical instruments, equipment and suppliesRespond to emergency requests and provide instrumentation and equipment based on knowledge of procedure intended and problem solves to provide adequate substitutions, if neededMay direct the work of othersPerform all CSPD duties as needed This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. Requirements:High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment OR equivalent education/experience. Central Services Technician Certification is not required but preferred.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.