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Medical Device Reprocessing Technician 2

Requisition ID: 269522 

Position Number: 20029981

Posting End Date: July 29, 2021

City: Winnipeg

Site: Grace Hospital

Work Location: 300 Booth Drive

Department / Unit: Medical Device Reprocessing - GGH 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1599(204)

Anticipated Start Date: 08/18/2021 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $19.095, $19.667, $20.257, $20.865, $21.491, $22.136


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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 and infection control principles
  • 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.


  • Current Medical Device/Operating Room experience required.  

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.  Successful completion of a Sterile Processing Technician program required.
  • A complete and thorough understanding of aseptic technique, cleaning, preparation, assembling, packaging, sterilizing, storage and delivery of sterilized products; a complete and thorough understanding of the function of sterilizing equipment, washer/decontaminators, pasteurizers, sterile drying cabinets and heat sealers; a thorough understanding of related quality policies and procedures; and an understanding of the care and handling of surgical instruments, equipment and supplies.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must understand and apply safety principles to self, staff and patients, and demonstrate good customer service.  
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • 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.  
  • 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.

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 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.

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.


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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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