As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME SURGICAL SERVICES INVENTORY CONTROL TECHNICIAN 2. This is a Monday - Friday, Day Shift position. Under general supervision of the Business Manager, the Surgical Services Inventory Control Technician 2 provides job duties related to the provision of surgical supplies and/or implantable devices for the Operating Room. The position entails the daily use of a materials management system (HEMM), tissue tracking software, product recalls application (RASMAS), HSM, surgical whiteboard, MS Word, MS Excel, and various network share drives. Inventory control duties include, reporting, analysis, ordering, cycle counting, processing vendor returns and determining accurate par levels for OR Stores and/or Implant Room. The job also requires a high degree of knowledge of Surgical Instrumentation and sterile processing technique as the Surgical Services Inventory Control Technician 2 assembles, wraps and containerizes instrument sets as well as fills sets with instruments and implants. This position requires teamwork, process improvement, fiscal responsibility and customer service skills. It is also necessary to be extremely detail oriented in order to be successful in this job. Included in the Surgical Services Inventory Control Technician 2 duties is constant interaction with all levels of staff including CPU, Leads, Supervisors, RN3s, Clinic PCCs, Surgeons and Management.RESPONSIBILITIES:Orders, receives, and distributes OR supplies including stock, non-stock, and consignment productsIdentifies and implements process improvements that increase efficiencies and cost savingsEnsures that HEMM on hand stock quantities are aligned with physical locations by managing the usage log and doing regular cycle countsCycle counts inventory on a consistent basis, checking for expired product and packaging integrityEnsures that expired or damaged product is labeled, quarantined, and removed immediatelyReviews OR schedule for required items, ensures items are ordered, received, available and prepared for casesChecks all supplies for expiration dates before hand-off to OR Troubleshoots problems with the availability of all surgical supplies and implantsAs part of the sterilization process assembles, wraps, or containerizes instrument setsFills sets with implantsPerforms immediate use steam sterilization on an as needed basisLoads and unloads instruments in cart washer if neededMaintains safety, cleanliness and order in implant room and supply/storage roomsEnsures that expired or obsolete product is processed and removed immediatelyCleans and maintains equipment, including retrieval of implants sets from Central Processing and refill as neededTracks the lending and return of supplies and implants to other departments and medical centersBorrows supplies and implants from other medical centers as needed for patient careEnsures that appropriate par levels are setRecommends increasing/decreasing par levels and/or deletion of items based on usage dataRe-shelves unused products returned from the operating room and adjust inventory in HEMMReturns all damaged/expired goods, mis-shipments, and overstock to the vendor and is mindful of restocking and shipping feesManages tissue in multiple freezers using FIFO methodology and carefully checks for expired tissue while maintaining appropriate temperature of freezer Tracks all incoming, used and expired tissue in tissue tracking systemMaintains strict compliance with FDA and TJC guidelines pertaining to implants including package integrity, temperature monitoring, and immediate transfer to freezer or refrigeratorReviews implant record ensuring the accuracy of inventory, purchase orders and billingAssists the billing department to resolve discrepancies in documentationAssists Business Manager with product recallsProvides technical support and assistance to operating room staff within a sterile environment regarding the assembly and operation of surgical instruments, equipment and suppliesChecks receiving room per protocolKnows locations and is able to stock implants and supplies in their designated locationsAssists with the development of education and training materials through both written documentation and verbal communicationReports previous shift activities and remaining tasks to oncoming shift Follows established protocol for admitting sales reps and other visitors into the OR and all OR inventory areasParticipates in the development/testing/implementation of new supply/equipment systems for the unit or department. Assists OR, Supply Chain, and CPU staff in special projectsPerforms other duties as assigned
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.