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's "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 University of Washington 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.
The UWMC Central Supplies Processing Department (CSPD) has multiple openings for HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 1 (full time, varying shifts). Under general supervision, the person in this position will receive, pick up, decontaminate, assemble, peel pack, and sterilize following established procedures.
Pick up and transport soiled instruments, case carts, basins, respiratory items and patient equipment from all patient care areas to the decontamination area for reprocessing.
Assemble and set up patient equipment such as IV pumps, vacuum regulators (wall suction), chest pumps, hyper/hypothermia units; test and make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment.
Load and operate semi-automatic cart washer to clean case carts, utility carts, patient chairs, etc.
Perform, analyze, and document sterilizer function tests using vacuum, chemical and biological indicators; take appropriate action for abnormal results.
Load autoclave carts and sterilize surgical instrument sets and respiratory equipment, through terminal sterilization using either steam or sterrad sterilization.
Inventory shelf level of processed items; rotate trays and products to accommodate inventory movement before shelf-life expiration dates; remove outdated trays and products from shelves.
Load and unload linen carts for steam sterilization.
Unload autoclave carts and place sterile instruments and linens in proper location in case cart area.
Decontaminate all soiled instruments according to Procedure and Policy standard.
Inspect, test, and assemble, package based on the guidelines.
Verify correct sterilization cycles by document with signature on the sterilizer printout.
Scan sterile peel pack and trays and stock to shelf.
Perform related duties as required.
As an employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
One year of experience as a Hospital Central Service Technician Trainee or equivalent or equivalent education/experience.
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.