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
- Paid Time Off
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
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.
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 (preferred) and one year of related work
experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job
knowledge skills/abilities, preferably in an operating room, acute
care hospital or central services department preferred.
certification as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician
(CRCST) by the International Association of Health Care Central
Service Material Management (IAHCCSMM) is required.