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 2 (full and part time, varying shifts).
Under general direction, decontaminate, process, sterilize and assemble complex arrangements of specialized and intricate surgical instruments, equipment and supplies for surgical procedures following established guidelines
Prioritize the need for instruments, equipment and supplies based on the scheduled surgical cases, surgeries in process and surgical cases added during the work schedule
Identify and sort contaminated instruments and equipment to protect delicate instruments and to clean items completely
Disassemble and reassemble items with multiple parts
Recognize dissembled parts of intricate instruments and equipment and reassemble and/or return to the appropriate trays
Determine and use the appropriate decontamination procedure
Disassemble and decontaminate equipment and instruments using approved disinfectants, detergents, soaps, cleaners and processing methods
Collect and dispose of large volumes of biohazardous waste materials from surgical procedures
Inspect, test, reassemble, test for proper functioning, package, label and date instrumentation and equipment
Serve as a liaison between the surgical services staff, clinics, and CSPD staff to communicate status of requests for instruments and equipment
Provide technical support and assistance to operating room staff within a sterile environment regarding the assembly and operation of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies
Respond to emergency requests and provide instrumentation and equipment based on knowledge of procedure intended and problem solves to provide adequate substitutions, if needed
May direct the work of others
Perform all CSPD duties as needed
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.
High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment 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.