Instrument Technican - Main Campus

Northwest Hospital Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 5 months ago

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine

  • 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 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award

  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.

  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award

  • Winner of the Health Grades 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 Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.

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.

As a UW Medicine

  • Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We're interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine

  • Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

UW Medicine Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Responsibilities

The Instrument Technician disassembles, cleans, disinfects, sterilizes, assembles and stores equipment and supplies used in the Operating Room or Endoscopy. The Instrument Technician functions competently and independently, under the general direction of the supervisor, manager, or a Registered Nurse. *CA AH123

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to cross train and work in different areas of Surgical Services, including the Outpatient Surgery Center and Main Campus.

Education Background

  • High school diploma or GED required.

  • Prefer graduation from either an accredited Instrument Room Technician training program or Central Processing (Central Services) training program.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Prefer Central Service/Materials Management certification.

Special Training/Skills

  • Requires basic knowledge of disinfection and sterilization principles and procedures; knowledge of hospital/surgical supplies and equipment, ability to recognize instruments by name and identify if working properly; knowledge of proper cleaning, handling, inspecting, and maintenance of equipment to assure disinfection, sterility and proper functioning.

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.

Work Experience

  • Requires a minimum of one year experience as an Instrument Technician (or equivalent experience in another related OR job), including central processing/central services and decontamination experience.

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.

  • Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.

  • This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

Physical Demand Level: Heavy

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry
50 to 100 pounds occasionally
25 to 50 pounds frequently
10 to 20 pounds constantly

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates


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