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Swedish Health Services Central Services Coordinator - Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Central Services Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Evenings) to work in Orthopedic Surgical Sterile Processing at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Central Services Coordinator is an important team member in Peri-operative Services and the Interventional Platform as they are responsible for providing support for all Central Services activities in procedural areas. The Central Services Coordinator ensures that each procedure and core areas has complete, accurate and on-time sterile instrumentation, supplies, and implants. The Central Services Coordinator facilitates activities of Materials Distribution Technicians, Sterile Processing Technicians, and Central Services Technicians to to achieve instrument, supply, and equipment equilibrium for interventional procedures and interventional sterile supply cores.

In this position you will:

  • Thoroughly reviews the daily surgery schedule in advance to prepare for the next day’s and future instrumentation and supply needs. Works closely with Specialty Charge Nurses Materials Coordinator and other Central Services Coordinators to verify specialty requests, anticipate needs and problems, and prepare solutions or alternatives in advance. Communicates these plans to Interventional Platform and Central Services staff.

  • Works with Central Services Supervisors and Lead Central Services (CS), Materials Distribution, and Sterile Processing Technicians to set priorities of instrument needs for production and replenishment by Technicians.

  • Reviews case carts and logistics of instrument and supply delivery on day of surgery (scheduled and add-on cases) to ensure that each procedure has the requested materials complete, sterile and on time. Participates with Interventional Platform staff in making decisions about timing of add-on cases to ensure instrument, supply, and equipment availability.

  • Works with other Central Services Coordinators to anticipate, identify, plan for and resolve potential conflicts with shared or limited instrument and supply resources.

  • Assists with management of vendor sets, including coordination of needs with Specialty Charge Nurses, production in Central Services and readiness/ availability for surgery cases.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Completion of a formal Central Service Technician course or successfully challenge the Course test.

  • 3 years related experience with surgical instrumentation in hospital Sterile Processing/ Central Services environment

  • Current CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) or CSPDT (Central Supply Processing Department Technician) certification through internationally recognized organizations such as IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materials Management) or CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in a large multi-specialty facility with more than 8 operating rooms

  • Prior experience working with an instrument tracking system, such as InstaCount Plus and PeopleSoft

About the First Hill Campus.

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. 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: Full-time

Shift: Evening

Job Category: Administrative (Non-Clinical)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Broadway 1 (WA199) 601 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 291236