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Medical Device Reprocessing – Technician 1

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted June 6, 2021.

Requisition ID: 256741 Position Number: 20007743 Posting End Date: June 11, 2021 City: Winnipeg Work Location: Health Sciences Centre Department / Unit: MDR Job Stream: Clinical Support Union: CUPE-1550(204) Anticipated Start Date
– End Date: ASAP
– 09/27/2021 Reason for Term: Other Leave FTE: 0.40 Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 Annual Base Hours: 2015 Salary: $18.265, $18.813, $19.377, $19.958, $20.557, $21.174 Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba.

The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview Processing of instruments, utensils, and respiratory equipment in preparation for sterilization.

Maintaining an understanding of the dynamics of sterilization and an ability to operate any sterilization system in use within the department including preparing the device for a particular sterilization technique, operating the sterilizer, and processing monitoring readings, error codes and quality assurance for load releases.

Maintaining an understanding of and adhering to Quality Policies and Procedures.

Preparing linen bundles for the Operating Rooms.

Handling and transporting sterile supplies throughout the Centre.

Must apply inventory rotation and sterility maintenance principles.

Interacting in person and/or on the telephone with hospital personnel to ensure supply issues are met.

Picking up and transporting soiled instruments and equipment throughout the Centre, ensuring infection control principles are followed.

Experience Current Sterile Processing experience preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate) Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.

Successful completion of a Sterile Processing Technician program required.

Must understand and apply safety principles to self, staff and patients, and demonstrate good customer service.

Certification/Licensure/Registration Not Applicable Qualifications and Skills Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

Must have a good knowledge of instrumentation and sterilization techniques.

Must be fluent in written and verbal English, and possess good interpersonal and communication skills.

Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

Must be versatile and rotate through and assist with all the assignments.

Must be capable of working under pressure and performing a wide range of duties that may require independent action.

Must be able to apply knowledge through experience to organize duties systematically.

Must be cooperative, alert, accept directions, and be able to function as a team member.

Basic computer skills required.

Physical Requirements Work involves frequent exposure to infectious body and blood borne organisms when working with soiled equipment, and toxic effects when working with ETO sterilizers and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) products.

Position involves meticulous attention to detail with regards to technical and mechanical ability.

Must maintain a clean and orderly work environment.

Pushing and pulling sterilizer carts and supply carts as required.

Walking is a major portion of activity when sterilizing and transporting.

Bending and stooping.

Loading and unloading of carts.

Lifting and positioning of articles in excess of 14 pounds (i.e.

OR instrument pans, etc.).

Repetitive hand arm and shoulder motions and long periods of standing.

Potential for burns from working with steam sterilizers and hot carts.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.

The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.

As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act , the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.

In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better.

If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the ”Apply” icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.