2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality
care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI
Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new
health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason
Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and
expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals
and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are
empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and
well-being of our communities.
Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of
patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a
seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home.
From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized
care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with
convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and
innovative treatments and technologies.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following
starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the
Time Off (PTO)
health spending accounts (FSA)
401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
Assistance for career growth and development
premium account for additional support with children, pets,
dependent adults, and household needs
Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify
efficient and meticulous decontamination/sterilization of surgical
instruments and equipment, as well as inspecting and assembling
surgical instruments, equipment, trays, and packs according to
prescribed protocols and industry standards for aseptic technique.
Depending on assigned hospital, incumbents rotate assignments among
various decontamination sterilization processing, surgical tray
assembly, supply and distribution functions in a continually
changing medical and surgical facility. Work also includes: 1) tray
assembly, 2) assisting in recordkeeping and monitoring equipment
operations, 3) maintaining department inventory and 4) identifying
and reporting supply, equipment, and procedure problems and 5)
dispensing equipment and supplies.
are also accountable for demonstrating awareness of personal and
work area safety at all times; using evidence-based practices (EBP)
and complying with facility safety policies and procedures in
carrying out duties including those for blood borne pathogens and
communicable diseases and; keeping knowledge current on aseptic
techniques and basic microbiology sufficient to understand the ways
diseases and infections are transmitted and the importance of clean
and sterile supplies in patient care; attending training in new and
improved sterilization practices and developments in the
microbiology, bacteriology, and therapeutic practices as they
affect the sterile supply operation.
incumbent oversees the work of staff in the absence of management,
and assists in planning, organizing and administering the Central
Supply Department. The work requires knowledge of the policies,
procedures and equipment applicable to the work unit at
with staffing, planning and control of operational functions;
assists and instructs in the supervision of specialized technical
skill requirements and work performance in the
with management in developing quality monitors, in-service programs
and orientation programs; assumes responsibility for the department
in the absence of the Manager.
in the investigation of problem areas and/or complaints with
respect to intra- and inter-departmental operations.
and decontaminates and cleans reusable equipment and/or supplies
and associated storage units in accordance with department,
manufacturer, and OSHA standards.
instruments, complex instrument sets, and other surgical items and
kits by selecting the appropriate items, trays, instruments, and
arrange them in the correct manner permitting effective
sterilization using existing standard operating procedures and
surgical case count sheets.
equipment in accordance with department, manufacturer, and OSHA
standards using different agents, which may include steam, hydrogen
peroxide, paracetic acid, ethylene oxide, and
periodic tests on autoclave effectiveness and maintains accurate
supply area and inventory levels.
related duties as required.
from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service
Material Management Course
year of work experience as a Sterile Processing Tech
certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician
(CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central
Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) is required.