Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (MDR)

Allied Health ProfessionalsFalse Creek Healthcare CentrePermanent Full Time Vancouver, British Columbia

Are you an experienced MRD Tech looking for a change? Are you looking to achieve excellence, roll up your sleeves and work with a team of highly qualified experts?  Then this is the place for you!

Founded in 1996, False Creek Healthcare Centre, a division of Centric Health, is one of Canada’s most renowned independent health providers, offering world-class service to individuals seeking immediate access to high quality medical care in Canada. Services include advanced diagnostics, executive health, family practice, urgent care, surgeons, specialists, plastic surgery and more. False Creek’s team of over 100 physicians and surgeons are leaders in their fields, chosen for their professional qualifications and dedication to the care of others. They are leaders in their fields, with the highest degree of surgical skills, experience and knowledge available.

This is an exciting opportunity based at the False Creek Healthcare Centre facility located in Vancouver for a Permanent Full Time Medical Device Reprocessing Technician.

As an MDR Tech, your primary responsibilities and knowledge will include:

  • Reprocessing of more complex specialized surgical instruments in preparation for sterilization, including disassembling, manual washing, ultrasonic washing, quality assurance checks such as functionality and cleanliness, and re-assembly of complex equipment.
  • Reassembly of the more complex surgical sets (i.e. spinal instrumentation).
  • Understanding of the subtle complexities of the instruments from all of the specialties.
  • Reading and interpreting the slate in order to anticipate surgical requirements for surgical cases on current and future shifts.
  • Maintaining an understanding of the dynamics of sterilization and an ability to operate any sterilization system in use within the department.  This includes how to prepare the device for a particular sterilization technique, how to operate the sterilizer, including safety issues, and how to process monitoring readings, error codes, and quality assurance for load releases.
  • Maintaining an understanding of and adhering to quality assurance policies and procedures.
  • Handling and transporting sterile supplies.  Required to apply inventory rotation and sterility maintenance principles.
  • Interacting in person and/or on the phone with operating room personnel to ensure supply issues are met.
  • Transporting soiled surgical instruments and equipment, while ensuring infection control principles are followed.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making, including prioritization of which instrument to process to meet surgical requirements, dialoguing with surgical staff regarding missing instruments, and determining that equipment is functional prior to preparing for sterilization.
  • Aseptic technique, safe receipt of contaminated items, decontamination and cleaning
  • Inspecting, drying, preparing, and assembling (including lubrication if needed)
  • Packaging/wrapping, loading of the sterilizer, safe and proper operation of the sterilizer (including error handling)
  • Unloading of the sterilizer, correct handling after sterilization, storage, distribution
  • Understanding of quality assurance principles and procedures, including monitoring, testing, reporting, corrective action, and documentation, the care and handling of medical devices, complex surgical instruments, and supplies of all surgical services
  • Demonstrated, comprehensive knowledge of the specific steam sterilizer system used in the health care facility, including, but not limited to,  washer/decontaminators, ultrasonics, pasteurizers, drying cabinets, heat sealers, and testing of endoscopic instruments
  • Understanding and applying safety principles to self, staff, and patients and demonstrate good customer service.

The Individual

  • Successful completion of a recognized Medical Device Reprocessing Technician program (required)
  • Knowledge of medical terminology (required)
  • At least 2 years previous operating room processing experience.  
  • Must have working knowledge of surgical instrumentation and sterilization techniques.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Position involves meticulous attention to detail with regards to technical and medical ability
  • Must maintain a clean and orderly work environment
  • Pushing and pulling sterilizer carts and supply carts as required.
  • Bending and stooping
  • Loading and unloading of carts
  • Lifting and positioning of articles in excess of 12 kg (approx. 27lbs), i.e. operating room instrument pans, etc.
  • Repetitive hand, arm, and shoulder motions and long periods of standing

If this sounds like you and you are looking to be a part of one of Canada’s largest independent healthcare providers in Canada, then we want to hear from you!

Tell us about your passion by submitting an application today!

About Centric Health Group of Companies

At Centric Health our passion is people and the centre of everything we do. Centric Health provides a wide range of care programs and services, specializing in surgical and diagnostics, surgical weight loss, cosmetic surgery, orthotics, primary care, and pharmacy services. Nationally across Canada we service over 25,000 patients in long term care facilities, fill over 800,000 prescriptions per month, operate 25 OR’s and own one of only three fully accredited private hospitals in Ontario. Our healthcare solutions focus on leading patient outcomes in three areas of care: medical & surgical, specialty pharmacy and orthotics. We employ over 900 highly talented and skilled expert healthcare professionals, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, technologists, technicians, and support staff.

Tell us about your passion by submitting an application today!
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