Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States, and ranked as the number 1 hospital in Washington State, 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 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. UW Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME (100%) HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN LEAD in our UWMC Central Supplies Processing Department (CSPD). This individual will Oversee the activities of the CSPD, its functions, operations and services which include decontamination and sterilization of reusable items and equipment. Serve as a positive role model to facilitate and improve department performance and activities, demonstrate good communication skills, cooperate and communicate effectively with peer, and managers in order to create an efficient and team oriented culture within the department. Act as liaison between the Operating Room, CSDP, and Clinics.With delegated authority, conduct training, daily work assignments.Plan, organize and direct the CSPD staff in the areas of decontamination and sterilization of reusable items, equipment, surgical instrumentation and power equipment.Address departmental issues and concerns and establish resolutions in a timely manner.Identify gaps and/or problems in communication and facilitate improvement.Facilitate and actively participate in effective problem solving efforts to maintain flow of department services.Actively identify and facilitate improvement opportunities.Assist in the development and implementation of Policy and Procedures for departmental operations.Insure departmental Policy and Procedures are followed.Perform other related duties and special projects as directed.Identifying and coordinating with MM, Cores, and RN3's to resolve shortages.Track activities on a daily shift report.Participate in quality audits, identifying training and improvement opportunities for staff.Direction is received from the department supervisors.Minimum Requirements:High school graduation or equivalent AND two years of experience performing the work of a Hospital Central Services Technician II, OR equivalent education/experience.
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.