Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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. UWMC's Environmental Services - Waste Management department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CUSTODIAN. Under general supervision, the individual in this role will perform routine Waste Management duties, including checking and replacing all sharps and trace chemotherapy waste and hazardous pharmaceutical waste containers in soiled utility room and other areas as required. RESPONSIBILITIES:Checks and replaces all sharps and chemotherapy waste containers in soiled utility room and other areas as required Picks up and replaces all municipal, regulated medical waste and soiled linen carts on the unitsHandles regulated medical waste and processes it in the San-I-Pak sterilizer machineProvide cleanup of blood borne pathogen, chemical spill according to procedureOperate the paper compactor machineProvide service for all recycling materials, including HIPPA papers, cardboard, mixed plastics, and compostable materialsOperate cardboard baler machine, change cardboard bale as neededOperate sterilizer machine, process regulated medical waste in sterilizer machine, perform biological indicator spore test and steam chemical integrator for sterilization assurance Dispose treated sharp waste to designated sharp dumpster for proper disposal Provide service for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and trace chemotherapy waste on designated areas, ship RCRA and trace chemo waste according to policy and procedures Record all regulated medical waste weight on the log sheet for annual reportKeep work area and Waste Management dock clean and organized Reports need for repair and /or maintenance of San-I-Pak machine and Waste Management equipment Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, personal protective apparel, supplies, and equipment. Respond to hospital overhead codes appropriatelyPerforms related duties as requested by the supervisorThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:Physical ability to do required work.Top candidates will have an eye for detail and be dedicated to providing a high level of customer satisfaction.
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.