University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on March 20, 2020
Req #: 177162
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Job Location Detail: Main Campus, UW Medical Center - Northwest  
Posting Date: 03/25/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $19.17 - $27.88 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: BENEFITS: This is a benefits-eligible position, with opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. For detailed information on benefits for this position, click here.  

LOCATION: This individual will work at the UW Medical Center - Northwest main campus in North Seattle.

SCHEDULE: This individual will work a 4x10 schedule, 7am – 5:30pm, weekdays only.

UW Medical Center - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1,900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a full time, day shift INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN to join our Endoscopy unit. This is a newly created position as we expand our endoscopy practice. The Instrument Tech will play a key support role on a growing team that values exceptional patient care and collaboration.

  • Assemble instrument procedure trays, packs, case carts, and kits
  • Assure good working order of equipment
  • Clean, decontaminate, and disinfect equipment
  • Wrap linens, procedure trays, instruments and equipment for sterilization
  • Choose appropriate sterilization process for items, and apply the correct sterilization chemical indicator and tape
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot issues for routine washer and sterilizer machines
  • Assist with general housekeeping
  • Properly store supplies and equipment, and assure all equipment and supplies are available and ready for procedures
  • Coordinate and collaborate effectively with members of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Utilize sterile/aseptic technique and abide by AORN standards and UWMC protocols and standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of infection control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and transfer devices

  • 1 year of experience as an Instrument Technician (or equivalent experience in a related Operating Room job), including central processing/central services and decontamination experience
  • Basic knowledge of disinfection and sterilization principles and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of surgical supplies and equipment
  • Ability to recognize instruments by name, and to identify if instruments are working properly
  • Knowledge of proper cleaning, handling, inspecting, and maintenance of equipment to assure disinfection, sterility, and proper functioning

  • Graduation from an accredited Instrument Room Technician training program or a Central Processing (Central Services) training program
  • Central Service/Materials Management 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