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HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2 (TEMPORARY/HOURLY)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2019
Req #: 160013
Department: CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT
Job Location: UW Medical Center
Posting Date: 07/10/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.58 - $23.70 per hour. 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: This posting is for a temporary/hourly position.  

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.

UWMC has an outstanding opportunity for a TEMPORARY/HOURLY HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2 - variable shift.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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 

    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. 

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

    Central Services Technician Certification is not required but preferred.
  • 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 dso@uw.edu.