As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed 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.
HMC Central Processing Unit has an outstanding opportunity for 5 Hospital Central Services Technician 2's (part and full-time). This individual will be responsible for the decontamination, processing, sterilization, and assembly of complex surgical instrument arrangements.
•Transport soiled instruments, basins and equipment from patient care areas to the appropriate decontamination areas.
•Sort, soak instruments and equipment; disassemble as needed; load into baskets and process through automatic washer/sterilizers.
•Prepare disinfectant solutions from toxic substances and chemicals according to manufacturer’s specifications; disinfects instruments and equipment such as tourniquets, drills, endoscopy equipment, infusion pumps, etc.
•Operate semi-automatic cart washer to clean case carts, utility carts and other equipment.
•Inspect, test, assemble, package, label and date instruments, supplies and equipment.
•Tag broken or damaged instruments or equipment for repair and remove items from service.
•Prepare specialized instruments and equipment for steam, gas or chemical sterilization as appropriate.
•Package instrument sets in a manner that facilitate sterility and ease of use.
•Assemble, set up, test and document the set up and testing of specialized equipment (example: drills and flexible scopes).
•Load autoclave carts and process instruments, equipment and supplies through the appropriate sterilization cycle.
•Verify correct sterilization cycles by checking and signing autoclave printouts and sterilizer load cards.
•Perform and document sterilizer function tests using vacuum, chemical and biological indicators; take appropriate action for abnormal results.
•Inventory and store sterile instruments, equipment and supplies; restock or re-supply as necessary to maintain appropriate par levels.
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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.