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At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100% FTE, 40 hours per week), day shift INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN to join our Endoscopy unit. This is a newly created position as we expand our endoscopy practice. The Instrument Technician will play a key support role on a growing team that values exceptional patient care and collaboration.
SCHEDULE: The Instrument Technician will work a 4x10 schedule, 7am – 5:30pm, with some on-call weekend responsibilities when needed.
Assemble instrument procedure trays, packs, case carts, and kits
Assure good working order of equipment
Clean, decontaminate, and disinfect equipment
Wrap linens, procedure trays, instruments and equipment for sterilization
Choose appropriate sterilization process for items, and apply the correct sterilization chemical indicator and tape
Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot issues for routine washer and sterilizer machines
Assist with general housekeeping
Properly store supplies and equipment, and assure all equipment and supplies are available and ready for procedures
Coordinate and collaborate effectively with members of a multi-disciplinary team
Utilize sterile/aseptic technique and abide by AORN standards and UWMC protocols and standards
Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of infection control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and transfer devices
REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment; OR equivalent education/experience.
Graduation from an accredited Instrument Room Technician training program or a Central Processing training program
Central Service/Materials Management certification
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
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