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Swedish Health Services Central Services Technician II - Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Central Services Technician II (1.0 FTE, Evening shift) to work in Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Central Services Technician is responsible for all task-based Central Services activities. Central Services activities include, but are not limited to: decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of surgical instrumentation, assembly and delivery of surgical and interventional procedure case carts, paring and replenishment of materials, and receiving and distribution of Central Services supplies. The Central Services Technician must be able to decontaminate and assemble surgical instrumentation using an automated Instrument Tracking System. Uses an electronic handheld ordering device and works with the Materials Coordinator to par, order, and replenish soft supplies in the surgical core, and CS packs storage area. Assembles the surgical case cart from a predetermined preference list; the case cart includes surgical instrumentation; peel packs, soft supplies, packs, and implants. The Central Services Technician is accountable for all activities to which s/he is assigned during their shift, to include: quality and accuracy of instrument decontamination, assembly, sterilization, case cart assembly, and supply par and replenishment. Selects appropriate method of sterilization, verify parameters, and documents sterility accurately and appropriately. Complies with all department specific policies and procedures. Identifies and reports supply, equipment, and procedure problems to the Operations Supervisor or Manager. Works with and under the guidance of the Lead Central Services Technician, Central Services Coordinator, and Materials Coordinator to prioritize tasks in order to support clinical operations effectively and efficiently.

In this position you will:

  • Assist in recordkeeping and verification of equipment

  • Perform duties including decontamination and sterilization of instruments and equipment; and inspecting and assembling surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs. Fill surgery case carts from predetermined listings. Delivers case carts to surgical/interventional area

  • Able to relate to and work in all of the Department’s areas on assigned shift

  • Operate all sterilizers using appropriate sterilization techniques at appropriate campus according to manufacturer instructions

  • Identify and report supply, equipment, and procedure problems


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Completion of formal Central Services Technician course or successfully challenged Course test

  • Current certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing)

  • Three (3) years related experience with surgical instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/ Central Services environment

  • Surgical instrument knowledge

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Basic math aptitude (add, subtract, multiply and divide) and knowledge of units of measure

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Materials management and/or supply chain experience

  • Basic computer skills

About the First Hill Campus:

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 1 (WA199) 601 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 347246