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University of Washington HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR - UW MEDICAL CENTER in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 196717

Department: HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES - UWMC - MONTLAKE

Posting Date: 11/04/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,578.00 - $6,360.00 per month

Shift: Alternate Work Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf)

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. Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions. Excellence. Exploration. Education. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/uw-medical-center-montlake) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. The UW Medical Center - Montlake Hospital Central Services Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (100%, 40 hours per week), HOSPITAL CENTRAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN SUPERVISOR. The Hospital Central Services Supervisor will oversee and manage the activities of the SPD Processing area (Central Processing, Case Cart and OR cores), 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 communicates effectively with peers, leads, staff and managers in order to create an efficient and smooth running department and team atmosphere. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations, and recommend disciplinary action.

  • Maintain quality assurance record.

  • Plan, organize and direct the Processing staff in the areas of decontamination and sterilization of reusable items, equipment, surgical instrumentation and power equipment.

  • Establish and maintain ongoing communication with leads, staff, peers, managers and customers throughout the Materials Management department and Medical Center.

  • Create and maintain good customer relations (this includes co-workers and staff). Communicates in an attentive, considerate and effective manner and promotes customer satisfaction via active listening and considerate tone of voice.

  • Train and develop leads in order to create a good management team. Document and detail training given.

  • Train and develop staff in order to create an effective and efficient operation. Document and detail training given.

  • Address departmental issues and concerns and establish resolutions in a timely manner.

  • Meet regularly with staff and leads.

  • Responsible for maintaining all sterilization records.

  • 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 participate in departmental meetings.

  • 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.

  • Coordinate activity throughout the Medical Center to insure that customer needs are met in accordance with hospital and departmental policies.

  • Perform other related duties and special projects as directed.

  • Responsible for taking pictures of new instrument sets; download into computer, and edit for tray controller system. REQUIREMENTS Completion of a recognized Central Supply Technician course AND three years of technical experience involving sterilization of surgical trays, medical supplies, equipment and instruments in a hospital or institution central medical supply unit OR High school graduation or equivalent AND four years of experience processing complex trays of surgical instruments and equipment OR Equivalent education/experience. DESIRED Certification from IAHCSMM UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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