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Sterile Processing Technician - The Everett Clinic, 2000.00 Sign On


Laboratory Technician


Arlington, Washington, United States

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and 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.

SPECIFIC SCHEDULE: Variable evening shift 6:00 PM-2:00 PM (no weekends)
LOCATION: First Hill Surgery Center

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
  • 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 in progress 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

Preferred Qualification:

  • Central Processing Tech Certification

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for Washington residents is $16.00 to $27.31. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.