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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 24, 2019
Req #: 170005
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/11/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,790 - $ 3,758 per month. 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Evening Shift 
Notes: This posting will be used to recruit for 2 evening shift Hospital Central Services Technican 1's.  

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 two outstanding opportunities for evening shift, FULL-TIME (100%) HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 1's in our UWMC Central Supplies Processing Department (CSPD). This position will receive, decontaminate, assemble, sterilize and package equipment and supplies following established procedures. The Technician 1 is expected to function under general supervision in carrying out day to day assignments, working closely with the In-Charge Hospital Central Service Transport Tech I and the CSPD Manager.

  • Pick up and transport soiled instruments, basins, respiratory items and patient equipment from all patient care areas to the decontam area in Processing
  • Using approved cleaning solution, decontaminate patient equipment; log equipment number on Patient Equipment Return Form and return to Equipment Storage Room for reissue.
  • Sort, soak, and hand-clean basins and instruments; disassemble as needed; load into baskets and process through automatic washer decontaminators
  • 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 basic calculations related to verifying sterilizer functions and inventory control
  • Load Cart Washer carts and process products, including surgical instrument sets and respiratory equipment, through terminal
  • Order supplies and instruments as needed
  • 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
  • Unload linen carts and place in appropriate places in Processing
  • Unload autoclave carts and place sterile supplies in proper location in MM Stores
  • Perform related duties as required

    One year of experience as a Hospital Central Services Technician Trainee or equivalent, OR equivalent education/experience.

    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.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or