University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on July 5, 2020
Req #: 178975
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 05/05/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 50% - 100% of $2,873 - $4,108 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Varying shifts  

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's "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 University of Washington 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.

The UWMC Central Supplies Processing Department (CSPD) has multiple openings for HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2 (full and part time, varying shifts).


  • Under general direction, decontaminate, process, sterilize and assemble complex arrangements of specialized and intricate surgical instruments, equipment and supplies for surgical procedures following established guidelines
  • Prioritize the need for instruments, equipment and supplies based on the scheduled surgical cases, surgeries in process and surgical cases added during the work schedule
  • Identify and sort contaminated instruments and equipment to protect delicate instruments and to clean items completely
  • Disassemble and reassemble items with multiple parts
  • Recognize dissembled parts of intricate instruments and equipment and reassemble and/or return to the appropriate trays
  • Determine and use the appropriate decontamination procedure
  • Disassemble and decontaminate equipment and instruments using approved disinfectants, detergents, soaps, cleaners and processing methods
  • Collect and dispose of large volumes of biohazardous waste materials from surgical procedures
  • Inspect, test, reassemble, test for proper functioning, package, label and date instrumentation and equipment
  • Serve as a liaison between the surgical services staff, clinics, and CSPD staff to communicate status of requests for instruments and equipment
  • Provide technical support and assistance to operating room staff within a sterile environment regarding the assembly and operation of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies
  • Respond to emergency requests and provide instrumentation and equipment based on knowledge of procedure intended and problem solves to provide adequate substitutions, if needed
  • May direct the work of others
  • Perform all CSPD duties as needed 

    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.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment OR equivalent education/experience.

    Desired Skill:

    Central Services Technician Certification
  • 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