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Posted on July 8, 2020
Req #: 180561
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 07/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,889 to $3,480 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top ten medical centers in the United States 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 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.

UWMC Montlake's Operating Room has an outstanding opportunity for multiple full-time (40 hours per week), evening shift, OPERATING ROOM CUSTODIANS. The Operating Room Custodian will perform environmental services tasks to maintain the Operating Room environment in a safe, clean and orderly manner, adhering to infection control policies to prevent cross contamination.

  • Cleaning Before Procedures Visually inspects room for any blood or debris before any supplies or case carts are brought in. 
  • Damp-dusts with a clean, lint-free cloth with an approved EPA hospital disinfectant all horizontal surfaces within the OR (i.e. furniture, surgical lights, and equipment) before the first case of the day.   
  • Damp dusts equipment from areas outside the OR before brought into the operating room.
  • Cleaning Between and After Procedures Using Standard Precautions cleans all horizontal surfaces and surfaces that have come in contact with a patient or body fluids with an EPA hospital disinfectant at the end of the procedure.
  • Cleans spills of contaminated materials (i.e. blood, tissue or body fluids) using an EPA hospital approved disinfectant. Spills are contained and cleaned by persons wearing PPE and using absorbent materials such as towels, disinfectant wipes and 1 time use mop heads.
  • Cleans operating room equipment and furniture that are visibly soiled with an EPA approved hospital-grade germicidal disinfectant at the end of each procedure.
  • Walls, doors, surgical lights and ceilings are spot cleaned if soiled with blood, tissue and or body fluids.
  • Cleans the floors using a freshly laundered mop head and a one dip bucket technique (once a mop head has been dipped it cannot be re-dipped in the disinfectant containing bucket). 
  • A visibly soiled operating room floor requires at least a 3-4 foot perimeter cleaning at the end of the procedure.
  • Moves equipment and the surgical bed in each room to check for any items or spills when cleaning between procedures.
  • Removes soiled linen and garbage from the room.
  • Cleans the Robotic equipment using a soft, lint-free cloth using Cavicide.  The robotic arms should be wiped working from top to bottom.
  • Terminal Cleaning – During the Regular work week, each Operating Room is terminally cleaned once during each 24 hour period.  (A terminal clean includes all of the items under “Cleaning between and After Procedures” plus additional tasks)
  • Cleans, using mechanical friction and an EPA-approved hospital grade germicidal disinfectant, all equipment and surfaces in the operating room.  
  • Cleans, disinfects, and restocks supplies in restrooms Follows written and /or verbal instructions for cleaning rooms where patients are on Isolation Precautions.
  • Remakes beds in the operating room
  • Strips, cleans, buffs, and applies finish to floors. Uses high speed floor buffers, polishers, and automated floor scrubbers.
  • Follows written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, personal protective apparel, supplies, and equipment. 
  • Complies with safety policies and procedures and medical center emergency and disaster procedures.
  • Maintains environmental services closet, supplies, cart, and equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

  • Language Skills:
  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

  • Other Skills:
  • Ability to work under stress in a busy and potentially hazardous environment.
  • Ability to independently use electronic devices required to perform work to include, but not limited to, telephones, pagers, computers, and time clock.

    Physical ability to do required work.

    High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    OR Custodians will be required to take call on the weekends and rotate to the Weekend nights for vacation coverage.

    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.