STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN / HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2 (Temp/Hourly)
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 188587
A higher degree of healthcare.
All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER'S CENTRAL PROCESSING has an outstanding opportunity for a part time temporary/hourly STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN / HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN 2. 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.
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.