Hospital Central Services Technician

University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 months ago

Weekend shift will be in rotation.

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.

UW Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for an evening shift, FULL-TIME (100%) HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 1 in our UWMC Central Supplies Processing Department (CSPD). 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processed items; rotate trays and products to accommodate inventory movement before shelf-life expiration dates; remove outdated trays and products from shelves.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.

Requirements:

One year of experience as a Hospital Central Service Technician Trainee or equivalent or equivalent education/experience.

Desirables:

IAHCSMM certification.

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.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


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