As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed 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.
HMC Central Processing Unit has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES CORE TECHNICIAN LEAD.
The Central Services Core Tech Lead is an important team member in Peri-operative Services and the Interventional Platform as they are responsible for providing support for all Central Services activities in Operating Room areas. The Central Services Core Technician ensures that each procedure and core areas has complete, accurate and on-time sterile instrumentation, supplies, and implants. The Central Services Core Technician facilitates activities of Materials Distribution Technicians, Sterile Processing Technicians, and Central Services Technicians to achieve instrument, supply, and equipment equilibrium for interventional procedures and interventional sterile supply cores.
In this position you will: • Thoroughly review the daily surgery schedule in advance to prepare for the next day’s and future instrumentation and supply needs. Works closely with Specialty Charge Nurses and other Central Services staff to verify specialty requests, anticipate needs and problems, and prepare solutions or alternatives in advance. Communicates these plans to Supervisors and Central Services staff. • Works with Central Services Supervisors and Lead Central Services (CS), Materials Distribution, and Sterile Processing Technicians to set priorities of instrument needs for production and replenishment by Technicians. • Reviews case carts and logistics of instrument and supply delivery on day of surgery (scheduled and add-on cases) to ensure that each procedure has the requested materials complete, sterile and on time. Participates with staff in making decisions about timing of add-on cases to ensure instrument, supply, and equipment availability. • Works with other Central Services Staff to anticipate, identify, plan for and resolve potential conflicts with shared or limited instrument and supply resources. • Assists with management of vendor sets, including coordination of needs with Specialty Charge Nurses, production in Central Services and readiness/ availability for surgery cases.
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 performing the work of a Hospital Central Services Technician 2 OR equivalent education/experience.
Desired Skills: • Completion of a formal Central Service Technician course or successfully challenge the Course test. • 3 years related experience with surgical instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/ Central Services environment • Current CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) or CSPDT (Central Supply Processing Department Technician) certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing. OR complete certification with in six months of hire. • Experience in a large multi-specialty facility with more than 15 operating rooms
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