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Sterile Processing Technician - The Polyclinic - Sign on bonus 2000


Laboratory Technician


Seattle, Washington, United States

$2,000 Sign-on Bonus for External Candidates

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

First Hill Surgery Center, Part of Optum is seeking a Sterile Processing Technician to join their team per diem to work in an ambulatory surgery center setting in Seattle, WA.

The Sterile Processing Tech functions as an integral member of the team and is responsible for performing technical tasks that support clinical operations. The focus of this position is the decontamination and reprocessing of instrument sets and reusable sterile supplies. Included responsibility is the preparation of case carts for upcoming day’s surgery.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and updates instrument sets and reusable sterile supply lists
  • Responsible for the proper cleaning and sterilization of individual instruments/sets
  • Ensures all loaner instruments/sets are properly identified and cared for
  • Ensures all loaner instruments/sets are returned to the proper institution/vendor in clean and/or sterile condition
  • Performs semi-annual physical inventories on instrumentation
  • Immediately removes any damaged instrumentation from service and communicates such with appropriate individuals
  • Maintains all autoclave, washer-decontaminator and all sterilizer load documentation
  • Monitors and documents all biological testing
  • Immediately reports any discrepancies or positive results in required testing to the appropriate individual
  • Inventories and maintains prescribed levels of sterile and non-sterile supplies for the Operating Room as assigned
  • Participates in preparation of the next day case cart supplies and distributes carts to the Operating Room in a timely manner
  • Participates in timely delivery of instruments/supplies for inprogress cases by being alert to the needs of the Operating Room and being responsive
  • May assist in the transport of instruments from the Operating Room to decontaminate in a timely manner to assure all instruments are cleaned and sterilized before they are needed
  • May assist in the turn-over of Operating Rooms as needed
  • Maintains current knowledge of all CS/Instrument Room policies and procedures
  • Adherent to standards of practice/infection control for CS/Instrument Room and Operating Room
  • Completes all employee/patient incident documentation in a thorough and timely manner
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency procedures for the Center
  • Demonstrates competent usage of proper body mechanics in all activities
  • Demonstrates complete understanding of established emergency procedures for the Center
  • Practices infection control and standard precautions as instructed. Based on the OSHA guidelines for protection against occupational exposure to Hepatitis and HIV, this position is described as Category I.  This means that this position has exposure to blood and body fluids.  Policies are in place for Universal Precautions identifying risks and appropriate barrier protection

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • HS graduate or equivalency
  • Working knowledge of all phases of instrument decontamination and sterilization/central processing to include but not limited to theory, practice, standards
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

Preferred Qualification:

  • Central Processing Tech Certification

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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**PLEASE NOTE** The Sign On Bonus is only available to external candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a Sign On Bonus.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.