University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on May 16, 2020
Req #: 175093
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Posting Date: 02/25/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $19.17 - $27.88 per hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Evening Shift 

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest 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. 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; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades 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 Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a EVENING SHIFT, PART TIME (0.6 FTE), INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN . 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.


  • Assembles instrument procedure trays, packs, case carts, and kits according to the prescribed manner using content lists
  • Inspects/tests equipment for function/damage; assures good working order
  • Cleans, decontaminates, and disinfects equipment
  • Wraps packages of linens, procedure trays, instruments and equipment for sterilization; heat seals; chooses the appropriate sterilization process for items and applies the correct sterilization chemical indicator and tape
  • Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots issues for routine washer and sterilizer machine
  • Assists with general housekeeping
  • Properly stores supplies and equipment, assures all equipment and supplies are available and ready for procedures, and sends out equipment needing repair
  • Coordinates and collaborates effectively with other members of a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Utilizes sterile/aseptic technique and abides by AORN standards and UWMC protocols and standards, and demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection control plans, surgical count, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, transfer devices, etc.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 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

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

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  • 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