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Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

July 10 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Maintenance, Engineering, Trades, Non-Medical Support, Other Health Professionals
Halifax, NS

Req ID: 69427
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002496 PERI Medical Device Reprocessing HI
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Support
Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 16-Jul-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager and Supervisor of the Medical Device Reprocessing Department and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, this position performs a series of detailed technical duties related to the decontamination, sterilization, reassembly, function testing and distribution of medical and/or surgical supplies and medical devices for the operating room and various areas of the hospital. In addition, this position performs related clerical duties and record keeping.

All responsibilities are carried out in adherence to professional standards, manufacturer’s instructions and departmental policies and procedures. The MDR Tech ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work as NSHA 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.


• Grade XII
• Successful completion of an approved Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program
• Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Certification
• Formal education in anatomy, medical terminology, microbiology, infection control preferred
• Membership with the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Nova Scotia preferred
• Previous experience working in the setting preferred
• Experience operating MDR related equipment
• Knowledge of Infection Control measures and Routine Practices
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to problem solve
• An aptitude for tasks requiring manual dexterity and technical skill
• Computer experience
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful candidate is required to take and successfully pass a functional assessment to determine the physical capabilities to complete the physical job demands of the job
• Successful applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
• Physical Demands: Repetitive bending, repetitive lifting and carrying up to a maximum of 30 pounds, repetitive pushing and pulling carts up to a maximum of 400 pounds. Constant standing and walking. Exposure to chemicals, blood and body fluids and extreme heat and humidity as well as loud noise.
• Where there are no applicants who have completed the Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Program, consideration for a Medical Device Reprocessing in Training 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 14 months of employment (must submit proof of course enrollment within six weeks of being hired into the Medical Device Reprocessing in Training position).

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Hours of Work

Long assignment, full time position; 75 hours biweekly
Beginning July 2020, with an anticipated end date of February 2022 (approximately 19 months)
Dates are subject to change

8 hour shifts, 24 hours per day, 7 days of the week
Hours are subject to change

Salary Information

Sterile Processing Technician:
$20.3268 - $22.5734 hourly

Sterile Processing Technician in Training:
$17.8184 - $19.9482 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Support bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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 Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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