Swedish Medical Center Central Services Technician II - Sterile Processing in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Central Services Technician (Per Diem, Variable) for Sterile Processing at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Central Services Technician is responsible for all task-based Central Services activities. Central Services activities include, but are not limited to: decontamination, assembly, and sterilization of surgical instrumentation, assembly and delivery of surgical and interventional procedure case carts, paring and replenishment of materials, and receiving and distribution of Central Services supplies.

In this position you will:

  • Decontaminate and assemble surgical instrumentation using an automated Instrument Tracking System

  • Use an electronic handheld ordering device and works with the Materials Coordinator to par, order, and replenish soft supplies in the surgical core, and CS packs storage area

  • Assemble the surgical case cart from a predetermined preference list; the case cart includes surgical instrumentation; peel packs, soft supplies, packs, and implants

  • Select appropriate method of sterilization, verify parameters, and documents sterility accurately and appropriately

  • Identify and report supply, equipment, and procedure problems to the Operations Supervisor or Manager

  • Work with and under the guidance of the Lead Central Service Technician, Central Services Coordinator, and Materials Coordinator to prioritize tasks in order to support clinical operations effectively and efficiently


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Completion of formal Central Services Technician course or successfully challenged Course test

  • Current CRCST or CSPDT certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing) is required within six months of being hired in to the position

  • Surgical instrument knowledge

  • 3 or more years in a Central Services Technician role.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • One year related experience with surgical instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/ Central Services environment

  • Materials management and/or supply chain experience

About the Cherry Hill Campus

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our Non-Profit Mission: Improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

About Us

Since 1910, Swedish has been a hallmark of excellence. Swedish has grown to become the largest non-profit health provider in the Greater Seattle area with 11,000 employees, more than 2,800 physicians and 1,700 volunteers. Swedish is committed to being the best place to receive care, and also the best place to work. We reward our employees with generous compensation and benefits, individualized orientation, education and a supportive work environment. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Materials Management

Location: Washington-Seattle

Req ID: 134129