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 NIGHT SHIFT, FULL TIME, 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.