Medical Device Reprocessing Technician- Medical Device Reprocessing Department, Kentville, Colcheste

Published 2022-09-20
Expires 2022-10-20
ID #1176675194
Medical Device Reprocessing Technician- Medical Device Reprocessing Department, Kentville, Colcheste
Canada, Nova Scotia, Kentville,
Published September 20, 2022

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Medical device reprocessing technician- medical device reprocessing department

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Req ID: 136879

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital

Department: OPWZ PERI Medical Device Reprocess VRH

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: CUPE Support Position

Posting Closing Date: 27-Sep-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We're on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

The Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) Technician works under the direction of the Medical Device Reprocessing Manager in collaboration with all internal and external users of the MDR Service to effectively provide safe, clean, and sterile equipment, supplies, and instruments according to prescribed approved procedures and techniques. The Medical Device Reprocessing staff will be responsible to function in all areas of reprocessing.

The MDR Technician ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

* Grade 12
* Graduate of recognized Medical Device Reprocessing Technicians' course
* Minimum 9 months recent related experience an asset
* Medical Terminology an asset
* Knowledge of sterile supply processing equipment, e.g. Steam Sterilizer, Cart wash, Amps Washer/Sterilizer, Ultrasonic, Pasteurmatic, etc
* Demonstrates understanding of the role of Medical Device Reprocessing in the delivery of patient care and understanding of how errors may affect medical treatment and cause financial loss
* Demonstrates accountability
* Sound judgment and decision making skills
* Commitment to customer service
* Communication and conflict resolution skills
* Collaboration and teamwork skills
* Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
* Demonstrates leadership abilities
* Proven planning, organization and time management skills
* Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
* Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
* Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
* Good body mechanics and physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position including:
* Standing for long periods
* Lifting trays and other articles of approximately 30 pounds in weight
* Moving a rolling weight in excess of 50 pounds
* Manual and finger dexterity along with good visual and hearing perception in order to maintain safety and efficiency of operations
* Travel may be required
* Knowledge of or previous experience in nursing, infection control or microbiology
* Basic computer skills
* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Where there are no applicants who have completed the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program, consideration may be given to applicants who are currently enrolled in an approved Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program or who commit to completing this program at their own expense within the first 12 months of employment (must submit proof of enrollment upon start).

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Please note: MDR Techs may also be provided with training for reprocessing in the Endoscopy department and expected to provide coverage when necessary.


* Permanent Full Time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

Compensation and Incentives

$20.43 - $23.14 hourly

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician in Training:

$17.91 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is a Support bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.

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