Medical Device Reprocess Tech
RVH has the largest surgical program in the North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network (NSM LHIN) with 65% of surgeons and approximately 80,000 surgical cases annually. As part of the Medical Device Reprocessing Team, the Surgical Service Technician (SST) provides reprocessed and sterilized medical equipment for RVH to support patient care. The SST adheres to guidelines and standards set by organizations such as CSA (Canadian Standards Association), PIDAC (Provincial Infections Diseases Advisory Committee), and MDRAO (Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario). The SST works in a fast-paced environment where attention to detail and accuracy is imperative. In this role you will be required to rotate through Endoscopy/Cystoscopy, Surgery Treatment Clinic, and the Medical Device Reprocessing Department. Day to day activity is full of variety as the changing needs of the Operating Room. The SST works within the various Medical Device Reprocessing areas to provide reprocessed Medical Devices for the operating rooms, surrounding area clinics, and inpatient units throughout the day. The SST must be competent within the areas of decontamination, inspection/assembly, prep and pack, sterilization, case picking, and centre core. The SST is familiar with the IMPRESS Instrument Management System. The SST is responsible for effectively communicating and collaborating with TEAM MDRD and the Perioperative Staff to obtain equipment required for procedures. As a qualified candidate you will need have the following job requirements: • Grade 12 Education required • Current Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario (MDRAO formally CSAO) Techniques Course or a Medical Device Reprocessing College Course within the last 5 years essential • CSA Canadian Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certification (CMDRT) an asset • International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) an asset • Current experience with aseptic techniques and decontamination, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of Surgical Instruments essential • Current experience with cleaning, disinfecting, and reprocessing of Gastrointestinal, Transesophageal, Urological scopes essential • Demonstrated current experience working with reprocessing equipment: washer/disinfector, cart washer, ultrasonic, steam sterilizers, low temp sterilizer, instrument tracking program an asset You are ideal for this position if you have: • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality essential • Knowledge of medical terminology an asset • Demonstrated ability to work independently • Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively in a team setting • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others and strong interpersonal skills
Unless otherwise stated applicants must have a minimum educational requirement of Grade 12 or equivalent and must demonstrate proven workplace excellence through commitment to strong job performance and attendance.
Please be reminded that as a Regional Health Centre, in order to provide the necessary patient care, our operations run 24/7. Therefore, depending on the program for which you are applying, it may be an expectation that you are available to work week days and weekends, as well as all shifts - days, evenings, and nights.
RVH is committed to diversity and employment equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.
Accommodation in the Workplace
RVH offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in the recruitment process, and is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). RVH will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier-free process and to provide accommodations as required. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources at 705-739-5605.
Health & Safety Workplace Responsibilities
- Must adhere to the duties of workers, as stipulated in Section 28 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Must adhere to all RVH administrative and applicable departmental occupational health and safety policies, procedures and protocol.
- Must adhere to Bill 132 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in regards to the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, and creating a work environment free of psychological harassment.
- Must be able to perform all bona fide essential duties in the position description, which may include lifting and moving patients, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, etc.
- Must complete a pre-employment health assessment, including review of the Job Demands Analysis for the position, as a condition of employment.
- Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers.
Our Code of Conduct
All staff, physicians, volunteers, service providers and students are committed to creating a positive, respectful work environment for each other and our patients and families.
RVH is guided by its MY CARE strategic plan which puts patients and families at the centre of all we do.
Make each life better. Together.
Our Mission Statement
Exceptional care is our passion.
People are our inspiration.
Safety is our promise.
Work Together | Respect All | Think Big | Own It | Care
If you are interested in joining our inspiring team, please apply online before 1100pm EST on the posting close date. Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If interviewed, an accompanying portfolio may be required which will include documented evidence of course completion. An inclusive, barrier-free selection process will be provided as required under RVHs Employment Accommodation Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known to Human Resources in advance and information related to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
As part of the mandatory screen process RVH requires professional references, verification of academic training, professional accreditation, plus a current Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.